Meeting Trafficking Survivor and Advocate Cyntoia Brown!

I raced back from Kansas and drove over to the University of Illinois to attend a lecture by human trafficking survivor and advocate Cyntoia Brown Long. Back in 2018 the first panel discussion we organized for Human Trafficking Awareness Month at Millikin showed part of the documentary about her life sentence in prison for killing the man that bought her for sex when she was 16 years old. 

We wrote postcards to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to grant her clemency and her 67 year sentence was commuted on August 7, 2019. It was so wonderful to meet her in real life and see her freed from prison. 

She even signed my book which she co-wrote with Millikin English alum Bethany Mauger!


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