Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences Conference 

Focus on Human Trafficking

Friday, October 13, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Bovee University Center - Terrace Rooms

Topics and Themes

Human trafficking is modern day slavery and a global problem. Human trafficking has been described as the fastest growing low-risk criminal enterprise today. It is a multi-billion-dollar industry, whose victims range from young children to adults. Our one-day conference will provide opportunity for training and workshops, as well as research and resource information sharing among scholars, law enforcement, human rights, and anti-trafficking practitioners/advocates, lawyers, and social workers. We welcome presentations by non-governmental organizations, academics, and governmental agencies that address human trafficking from diverse perspectives. 

Topics and themes may include but are not limited to: 

  • Women and human trafficking, commercial sex
  • The connections among pimp culture, porn, and sex trade
  • Indigenous communities and human trafficking
  • Child trafficking for sex, labor, marriage, or soldiering
  • Risks for refugees and post-disaster communities
  • Trauma-informed approaches to human trafficking
  • Gangs and human trafficking
  • State and national policies/laws on human trafficking
  • Human trafficking within a global context
  • Combating human trafficking at local, state, and national levels: Best practices
  • Human rights and human trafficking

Paper Submissions

Send paper or presentation proposals to humanrightsconf@cmich.edu
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017


Attendance is free and open to the public! CEUs are available upon request. Registration is required by contacting 989-774-3171 or humanrightsconf@cmich.edu.
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017

Contact Information

Dr. Maureen N. Eke
CMU Department of English Language and Literature