HUMAN TRAFFICKING!  Not in My Neighborhood?

Monday, March 20, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Powers Hall Ballroom (view map)​​
Public reception following forum
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Forum Panelists

Senator Judy EmmonsState Senator Judy Emmons
33rd Senate District - Clare, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, and Montcalm counties

Senator Judy Emmons is one of Michigan's leading voices on human trafficking. She has worked with survivors to craft legislation aimed at stopping human trafficking. Learn more

Senator Emmons has a broad-based record of community service, including three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives where she served two years as majority vice-chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, and two years as minority vice-chair of the Military Affairs, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee and also the Higher Education Committee.

Anny DonewaldAnny Donewald
Founder & Executive Director, Eve's Angels

Anny Donewald is the Founder and current Executive Director of Eve's Angels, a Christian not-for-profit organization that assists women in the sex industry to find hope through the love of God. At the age of nineteen and for the almost seven years following, she worked as a dancer and escort all over the country. Upon exiting the industry, she spent years recovering and rebuilding her life. During and since her intervention, Anny has developed a comprehensive network of personal and professional contacts including key community leaders. An advocate and author, she’s dedicated her life to victims and survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation from the commercial sex industry.

She has created support groups and outreaches in cities across the country, self-published two curriculum books, and opened the largest survivor-led safe-home for women recovering from the effects of the sex trade. Anny has also created a two-part program for safe home residents, trained thousands of women to outreach into places where sex is sold, written and published her Memoir, Dancing For the Devil, and regularly advises political, religious, educational sects, and the general public on the sex for sale culture and it’s effects.

Edward Price
Detective Sergeant, Michigan State Police

Edward Price is a Michigan State Police Detective Sergeant in the Second District Special Investigation Section. He serves on the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission as the designee of the Director of the Michigan State Police. Price is assigned to the Southeast Michigan Crimes Against Children Task Force, an FBI Task Force that investigates the exploitation of children by means of sex trafficking. He is the human trafficking liaison to the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office for the Michigan State Police and is a member of the U.S. Eastern District of Michigan Project Safe Childhood Training Team. 


JoEllen DeLucia
Director, Women and Gender Studies Program
Associate Professor of English
Central Michigan University
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CM Life, 3/21/17
Griffin Forum addresses human trafficking problem in Michigan

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The Griffin Policy Forums address social, political, economic, environmental and other current issues. They are hosted twice yearly by the Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government, the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Central Michigan University.

About the Griffin Endowed Chair

​The Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government at Central Michigan University was established through generous gifts from alumni, faculty and friends of the university. It provides continuing support to fund the salary and associated costs of a government and public policy expert to serve as a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration​ and to host twice yearly forums addressing public policy issues.

The Griffin endowment was named to recognize the significant public service of distinguished CMU alumni Senator Robert P. Griffin, '47​, and Marjorie Griffin, '44. Read more​​​​​

Griffin Forum on Human Trafficking, March 20, 2017.