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Nonprofit produces event on human trafficking

January 15, 2016
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Wedgwood Christian Services Manasseh Project human trafficking
The Manasseh Project is dedicated to helping human trafficking victims and is an outreach ministry of the Grand Rapids-based nonprofit Wedgwood Christian Services. Photo via

A nonprofit is bringing together a group of speakers tomorrow for an event on human trafficking in West Michigan.

Wedgwood Christian Services’ Manasseh Project, which aims to end the illegal and abusive sexual exploitation of the region's young men and women, is producing Healthy Conversations: What Makes Kids Vulnerable to Human Trafficking?

The event is designed for youth and families.

The free-to-attend event will be Jan. 16 in Grandville from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at One Church Empowerment Center, at 3075 30th St. SW.

The event will feature five speakers: Nekierda DeBarge, coordinator for the Manasseh Project, “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children;” Sam Mickens Jr., “Social Media: Your Digital Identity;” Carrie Parlin, “Healthy Conversations for Your Youth;” Chris Sain Jr., “Healthy Young Men;” and Erin Williams, “Healthy Young Ladies.”

“I am excited for this event,” DeBarge said “It will be a really impactful event for those who attend.”

Registration is required for the event, and people can register online.

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