State senators Warren and Emmons to join educator for discussion at Eastern Michigan University May 22 on human trafficking legislation

by Geoff Larcom, Published May 19, 2014

YPSILANTI ­– Michigan state senators Rebekah Warren and Judy Emmons, along with an educator who’s also an informed and concerned foster parent, will conduct a panel discussion at Eastern Michigan University on May 22 regarding crucial, proposed legislation that would provide new services and protections for survivors of human trafficking.

The discussion, to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 22 in room 300 of the EMU Student Center, is sponsored by the Eastern Michigan University Women’s Resource Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Warren, an Ann Arbor Democrat, and Emmons, R-Sheridan, who represents several districts in mid-Michigan, have been leaders in writing, proposing, and supporting these important pieces of state policy.

Joining them will be Kelly Nieman Anderson, a youth minister and educator who has served as a foster parent for three teenage victims of human trafficking.  All three individuals work tirelessly on the human rights issue of human trafficking - both supporting victims and holding the perpetrators accountable. 

The three are vocal advocates for increased education, funding, and legislation to prevent human trafficking and provide more comprehensive services to trafficking victims. 

The three panelists will address the legislation currently proposed, the complex nature of human trafficking, and how we can work to eradicate this crime.  Light refreshments will be served.

To learn more about this event, contact Ellen Lassiter Collier, Program Coordinator of the EMU Women's Resource Center, at 734.487.4282 or e-mail her at


Geoff Larcom


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