Human Trafficking with Dr. Jeremy Norwood

Sunday, August 13

Dr. Jeremy NorwoodDr. Jeremy Norwood is an Associate Professor at Spring Arbor University and serves as Chair of the Department of Sociology, Global Studies, and Criminal Justice. He is extremely involved in the movement to address human trafficking in the Jackson area, as well as all over the State of Michigan. In addition to completing his doctoral dissertation on human trafficking indicators amongst migrant farmworker populations in Western Michigan, he has helped to train thousands of professionals across the State. He has also helped edit an upcoming book on the history and effectiveness of one of the country’s strongest human trafficking coalitions, presented at numerous conferences and talks on the issue of human trafficking, and collaborated with Spring Arbor University students to organize the Spring Arbor University Annual Conference on Human Trafficking.

On this Sunday, he will be giving two different presentations. The community is invited to both.


9:00 & 10: 35 am
“God, Justice, and Human Trafficking”

We’ll learn what the Bible has to say about justice, and how God’s heart for justice necessitates us learning about issues like human trafficking and how we can address it as followers of Christ. We’ll also hear a personal story from The Chapel’s own Carolyn Macomber as she shares about her experience with human trafficking.


6:00 pm
“Human Trafficking: A Community Discussion and Response”

Join us for an engaging evening as we learn about and explore how our community can work together to combat human trafficking. We’ll learn what human trafficking looks like; the types, venues, and indicators of what to look for, as well as ways in which it manifests itself in our area and beyond. Dr. Norwood will also share his personal story of how human trafficking found him.

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