Jackson College invites college and community members to learn more about the shocking realities of human trafficking at a campus forum Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 2-4 p.m. in Bert Walker Hall Community Room 1 & 2 (144 & 145).
Human Trafficking: Exploring Modern Day Slavery in America will shine a light on a problem that remains hidden. It is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud or coercion. Trafficking affects individuals across the world, including here in the United States, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. It is commonly regarded as one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time.
Speakers for this forum will include Congressman Tim Walberg, Jackson College President Dr. Daniel Phelan, and Director of Multicultural Affairs Lee Hampton. Panelists will include:
· Derick Dobies, Jackson County Commissioner;
· Matt Heins, Jackson City Police Chief;
· Steve Rand, Jackson County Sheriff;
· Lt. Kyle Bowman, Michigan State Police;
· Jeremy Norwood, Spring Arbor University faculty.
This event is free and open to all. For more information, contact the Multicultural Affairs Office, 517.796.8480.