We are honored to have distinguished speakers for this event including:
- Dr. Vanessa Bouché - Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University, and has been a principal investigator on several federally-funded human trafficking projects from the Department of Justice and the United States Agency for International Development
- Brian Simmons - Director of Clinical Care at New Solutions Counseling Center, former police officer and professional counselor specializing in trauma and crisis counseling
- Rebekah Charleston - Executive Director at Valiant Hearts, an organization which works to rescue women and children from sex trafficking both locally and internationally, a Wesleyan alumnus, Sumners Scholar, and past recipient of the Criminal Justice Achievement Award
This timely event occurs during the annual Human Trafficking awareness month and falls in line with Governor Abbott ‘s proclamation. Texas is among the nation’s leaders in taking steps to fight and reduce human trafficking.
Human Trafficking Awareness Event is presented by the Social Justice Club, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Student Affairs.