Daily Briefs

Human trafficking to be to be topic of panel discussion Feb. 10
Once thought only to be a problem overseas, human trafficking — which includes sex and labor trafficking — is on the rise in the United States. But what can be done to prevent and eliminate this form of modern-day slavery that exists locally and globally?

The Outreach Committee of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) at Wayne State University will address this issue during a Human Trafficking Forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Student Center Building Ballroom, 5221 Gullen Mall.

The event, being held in collaboration with WSU student organization Not For Sale, Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe and Heavenly Hope International, is free and open to the public.

“We will engage in an important conversation that will raise awareness about human trafficking — in particular, sex trafficking, action being taken to end it in our state, and how we can advocate against it,” said Robin Collins, COSW Outreach Committee chair.

Panelists will include:

• Michigan Assistant Attorney General Kelly Carter, State of Michigan

• Blanche Cook, Wayne State University Law School

• David Manville, Eastern Michigan University

• Deena Policicchio, Alternatives for Girls

Topics up for discussion range from trafficking legislation and technology to perpetrators’ perspectives. Attendees also will have a chance to hear a survivor’s
story and learn about resources available.  Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sara Byczek at aw4681@wayne.edu or 313-577-8564.

Sixth Annual Tertzag Tribute Dinner March 4

Friends and family of the Honorable Kaye Tertzag will host the Sixth Annual Tertzag Tribute Dinner on Wednesday, March 4. Tertzag passed away on Feb. 4, 2009.

 To preserve and honor his memory, the Sixth Annual Tertzag Tribute Dinner will be held at the Park Place Banquet Hall in Dearborn from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include dinner and an open bar.

 The 2015 recipient of the Purple Sport Coat Award is Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Ed Ewell.  Tony Guerriero, last year’s recipient, will present the award.  

Ewell exemplifies Judge Tertzag's motto: Be Prompt. Be Prepared. Be Polite.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy will be the keynote speaker. 

Attendees are encouraged to wear purple to the event. Attendees wearing purple will be entered into a drawing for a door prize.

 Checks should be made payable to: Tertzag Tribute Dinner, LLC and sent to 412 Berwyn, Birmingham, MI 48009. Spouses and/or significant others are welcome.  This event will sell out and space is limited, so buy tickets now. 

Direct questions to Kara Tertzag Lividini at 313.645.9511 or ktertzag@gmail.com. 

This is not a political fundraiser.


  1. No comments
Sign in to post a comment »