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Fireside Chat – January 28, 2019 – Child Safety Summit

Joining President LaForge is Michelle Johansen, coordinator of the Summit as well as Coordinator of Delta State’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

January is Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Here are some statistics on this issue.

•In the first half of 2018, the National Human Trafficking Hotline reported 20 human trafficking cases in Mississippi, half of those involving minors.
•In 2017, an estimated 1 out of 7 endangered runaways in the U.S. reported to the NCMEC were likely child sex trafficking victims, with 88 percent of them in the care of social services or foster care at the time.
•According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Report, 83 percent of confirmed cases of human trafficking in the U.S. are American-born citizens.
•The U.S. Justice Department estimates that 14,500-17,500 people are trafficked into the country every year.

In other news on campus, there will be a joint student recital featuring voice and piano students from Delta State and Sungkyul University as part of the voice and piano exchange. This recital will take place on Thursday from 1:40 to 2:55 p.m. in the BPAC recital hall. On Friday, faculty from both universities will also perform as part of this exchange. Their performance will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the BPAC recital hall.

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