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Human Trafficking Panel Discussion

May 9, 2017
5:30-8:00 PM

Altair Engineering Headquarters
1820 E. Big Beaver, Troy MI

Women in Defense-Michigan Chapter will be hosting a panel discussion on Human Trafficking on May 9, 2017, 5:30-8:00 PM in Troy, Michigan.

We will discuss the issues surrounding human trafficking and, specifically, as those issues pertain to the defense and national security industries, as well as Michigan communities.

Leaders and experts will join Women in Defense-Michigan Chapter in a discussion focused on answering the critical questions surrounding this topic, such as:

  • What is human trafficking?
  • How does it impact the Defense and National Security Industry?
  • How is Michigan involved?
  • How does our judicial system factor into combatting this devastating crime?

Please join this discussion to better understand the impact from human trafficking and to become informed on the resources available to combat this crime. Knowledge is always a first step to change!

Human Trafficking

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Linda K. Dixon, DoD Combatting Trafficking in Persons Program Office
Linda K. Dixon

Linda Dixon retired from the US Army in 2007 and began her civil service career as an Intergovernmental Affairs Officer within the Defense Human Resources Activity, Policy Programs and Support. She is the Program Manager for implementing the DoD's program to combat trafficking in persons and is developing training modules that are based on realistic, military-related trafficking in persons (TIP) scenarios. Mrs. Dixon is also working in establishing metrics for tracking TIP awareness training and understanding of TIP-related policy and programs. In 2014, she deployed to Afghanistan to verify reports of trafficking in government contracting. She is working with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Defense Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics to address labor trafficking issues related to Defense contracting.

Laurie Tannous, Lawyer, Customs Officer and Advisor to Cross Border Institute
Laurie Tannous

Laurie Tannous possesses a unique background in understanding the complexities involved in fighting human trafficking: Front lines Customs officer. Seasoned immigration lawyer. Government relations liaison. Executive in import and trade. CEO of the Institute for Border Logistics & Security.

Ms. Tannous serves as an advisor to the Cross Border Institute where she is currently leading a global intelligence human trafficking initiative using technology and data to analyze and predict behavior patterns, rather than being reactive and to take an economic cost/benefit approach to this global crisis.

Sara Woodward, Federal Prosecutor
Sara Woodward

Sara Woodward is an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit. She has been a federal prosecutor for 6 years. Her caseload includes human trafficking and child exploitation crimes.

Hannah McPeak, Monarch Wings, President
Hannah McPeak

Hannah McPeak is a stay at home mom of 3 young children with a passion for forging change in the area of human trafficking. She adopted the cause as a personal mission having learned about the presence of human trafficking in her own community over 5 years ago. Always an advocate for the underdog, she joined forces with Monarch Wings-Hope Against Trafficking as a member of its Board of Directors. This past year she has become the Board President and works to bring a true solution and source of hope to local trafficking survivors.

Ticket Prices

WID & NDIA Members $45 Thru May 1st / $55 After May 1st
Non-Members $55 Thru May 1st / $65 After May 1st

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Small vendor tables offered at $150 each


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