AF-Detroit: Human Trafficking – Michigan’s Dirty Little Secret
February 23, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
On a typical night, America witnesses hundreds of human trafficking victims on the streets. In a given year, shelter’s offer outreach and support to victims of trafficking between the ages of 15 and 21, along with their children, and provides essential services.
According to statistics collected by the Polaris Project, Human Trafficking annually identifies more than 400 cases in Metro Detroit, involving 800 victims in the City of Detroit alone in 2019. National statistics illustrates that Detroit is a hot spot for human trafficking cases, coming in third behind Atlanta and Miami— which forced, typically for labor or commercial sexual relations — and drug usage amongst its victims. Ironically, the pandemic has slowed down local human trafficking operators to provide services to the most vulnerable populations amid the lack of demand. Sadly, from underground street outreach and the use of technology and social media have no created a new demand for finding a way to meet people illegal consumers where they are.
Join AFF-Detroit on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd for a virtual discussion on Human Trafficking: America’s Metro Detroit’s Dirty Little Secret. We are excited to host speakers representing all sides of this issue, who will analyze and discuss the obstacles.
This event will take place on Zoom. Please register on Eventbrite to receive the access link.
Read about the speakers below:
Ivy Nichole, Social Worker, Founder of ‘Lets Have Girl Talk’.
Dr. David Mansville – Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Alice Jay – Human Trafficking Survivor, Author of, ‘Out of the Darkness’
Imad Hamad – Founder/Executive Director at American Human Rights Council
Brandon Brice serves as Detroit Chapter Leader for America’s Future Foundation. Brandon has worked on Capitol Hill in the Office of former U.S. Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. Brandon later was appointed as Director of Education Affairs in the Office of former New Jersey Governor, Hon. Chris J. Christie. Brandon serves as Board President for Advantage Health of Detroit and Insight Charter School of Michigan. He is a member of the American Enterprise Institute, Leadership Detroit and the Michigan Political Leadership Program.