Walk for Freedom in Springfield
The Human Trafficking Research Lab at Millikin was asked to table at our local Walk for Freedom on October 16, 2021. The walk is put on globally by the A21 Campaign and consisted of a 1.5 mile "silent" walk raising awareness to human trafficking in Central Illinois and beyond. The walk started at the Old State Capitol in Springfield Illinois.
Here are some photos of of the Human Trafficking Research Lab table where we provide information about the lab, highlight our research with undergraduate students, and hand out fair trade chocolate.
I was also asked to be a speaker this year and I told the story of how I became interested in the issue of human trafficking and my work on the issue in Latvia, Ukraine, and Russia.