Human trafficking focus of free Lakeland virtual discussion
Mar. 18, 2021
Lakeland University’s Ulrich Center for Faith, Justice & Ethics will present a free virtual event entitled “Myths, Realities & Strategies: Legal and Christian Responses to Human Trafficking.”
The hour-long panel discussion is set for Tuesday, March 30, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Register at Lakeland.edu/ethics to obtain a Zoom link.
The event will provide an exploration of modern human trafficking with three panelists that bring a wealth of experience working directly with and on behalf of domestic and international victims of human trafficking.
They will discuss the basic landscape of human trafficking, sharing their insights on identifying, defining and combating trafficking as well as reducing the damage it does. They will also address religion, focusing on Christianity, and its distinctive role in addressing trafficking and related issues.
- Letitia M. Campbell, assistant professor in the practice of ethics and society, Candler School of Theology, Emory University; director of contextual education I and clinical pastoral education; senior program coordinator, Laney Legacy Program in Moral Leadership. The Rev. Campbell, Ph.D., has engaged in anti-trafficking work and activism in Atlanta, Ga., authored numerous publications and presented widely on trafficking.
- Tanya Asim Cooper, associate clinical professor of law and director, Restoration and Justice Clinic, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. Cooper and her clinical students represent victims as they seek expungements and clean slates after being liberated from trafficking.
- Jeffrey R. Baker, clinical professor of law and assistant dean of clinical education and global programs, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. Baker and his students work with community organizations that are addressing international and foreign trafficking, bonded labor and other forms of modern slavery.