From Darkness to Light: Human Trafficking and Our Response
$25 – $50
From Darkness to Light: Human Trafficking and Our Response

From Darkness to Light: Human Trafficking and Our Response

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Lansing Catholic High School

501 Marshall Street

Lansing, MI 48912

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Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, is often hidden in our communities. It is a growing crime that violates the fundamental rights and the dignity of women, children, and men. This day-long conference sheds light on the issue of human trafficking, highlights organizations that work to combat the crime, and provides ways for individuals to get involved in awareness efforts.


Keynote Speakers:

Bridgette Carr, Founding Director of the University of Michigan Human Trafficking Law Clinic

Andy Soper, Founder of the Manasseh Project and Owner of Five Arrows Consulting


Featured Speakers:

Joyce Dixson-Haskett, LMSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Worker and Human Trafficking Survivor

Jeremy Ashcroft, FBI Special Agent

Kelly Carter, Assistant Attorney General of Michigan

Jay Kommareddi, Chair of the Michigan Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board

Meredith Reese, Vice President of Treatment Programs at Vista Maria


Breakout Speakers:

Diane Baird, MSW, Program Manager, Refugee Foster Care at Samaritas

Trooper Tressa Duffin, Monroe Community Service Trooper with the Michigan State Police

Cherie Sammis, DBe, RN, NP, Director of Ethics Integration for Ascension Health Michigan

Isabella Suero-Stackl, Child Advocate Coordinator at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services

TBA, Michigan Abolitionist Project


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Is the cost of meals included in the ticket?

Yes, a continental breakfast and a boxed lunch are included.


Where can I find more information about the event?

Visit www.micatholic.org/fromdarknesstolight/. This page includes speaker bios and downloadable save-the-date cards. Check back frequently, as this will be updated with the schedule and other relevant information as the event draws closer.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For any questions about the event, please email Annie Bennett, Communications and Outreach Associate at the Michigan Catholic Conference, at abennett@micatholic.org or call at 517-316-3588.

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