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

Focus on Human Trafficking

Friday, October 12, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Central Michigan University
Bovee U.C. 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 invite you to join us to learn:
  • How to identify human trafficking—red flags or warning lights
  • Vulnerable populations: Who are they? What conditions create vulnerability
  • Human trafficking in the US
  • Trauma-informed responses to human trafficking
  • Indigenous communities and human trafficking
  • Women and human trafficking, commercial sex
  • Child trafficking for sex, labor, marriage, or soldiering
  • Risks for refugees and post-disaster communities
  • 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
  • Gain some awareness and information on how to protect your community, family, patients, students.
Hear from lawmakers and law enforcement, a human trafficking survivor, scholars, and anti-human trafficking practitioners & advocates. Empower yourself and your community.



Registration is closed.

Contact Information

For more information about the conference, contact Dr. Maureen N. Eke, CMU Department of English Language & Literature, at