Meeting to look at human trafficking

The Wolverine Bar Association invites all attorneys and law students to attend its February General Body Membership Meeting featuring a special presentation: "Human Slavery and Trafficking: A Growing Epidemic." The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the law offices of Bodman LLP, Ford Field, 1901 St. Antoine Street, 5th Floor, in Detroit.

Human trafficking is the world's fastest growing criminal enterprise, second only to drug trafficking. The United States serves as one of the top three destination points for this $32 billion-a-year global industry and the growth rate in the state of Michigan is alarming. This program is designed to educate attendees on the intricacies of this dangerous epidemic and the deep impact it has on our community.

The presenters include:

--E. Christopher Johnson Jr., associate professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; co-chair, Community Committee of the State of Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force.

--Detective Sergeant Edward Price, FBI's Southeastern Michigan Crimes Against Children (SEMCAC) Task Force.

--Charlotte V. Henry, Adults and Adolescents in Motion (A2IM) Nonprofit Organization.

Attendees should enter at Gate G or use the 2nd floor walkway from the Ford Field Garage. Parking will be validated. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, visit

Published: Mon, Jan 27, 2014