Photo of Sara Morley LaCroix.

Human Trafficking is topic of discussion at Glen Oaks – Wed., Sept. 26

Human Trafficking will be the topic of a discussion at Glen Oaks Community College on Wednesday, September 26 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Nora Hagen Theatre.

Sara Morley LaCroix, from the Kalamazoo Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, will return to Glen Oaks Community College to talk about what signs to look for in victims of Human Trafficking. The public is invited to join students, faculty and staff for this presentation.

This event is especially geared toward healthcare professionals and police officers and is hosted by the GOCC Nursing Department. The program is mandatory for nursing students who will receive one CEU for attending.

LaCroix has been instrumental in training healthcare professionals and law enforcement officers about the signs of human trafficking so that victims are identified and the chance to intervene is realized.

Born in Saginaw, Sara and her family moved to Kalamazoo in 2000 after her husband, Tom, served 12 years in the United States Navy. Together they have four children.

Sara, a member of the Junior League of Kalamazoo serves on the State Public Affairs Committee in the Michigan State Council of Junior Leagues. She was first made aware of the issue of human trafficking in 2009 through the Junior League.

In February of 2012, Sara formed the Kalamazoo Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition. She has made it her personal mission to raise awareness, advocate for victim centered legislation, train those most likely to encounter a human trafficking victim and establish victim services in Kalamazoo.

Sara is a Trustee of the Morley Family Foundation, and serves as a board member at the Roscommon County Community Foundation and the Council of Michigan Foundations. In her spare time she loves to cook, ski and spend time on Higgins Lake.

The talk will take place immediately before Eric Hipple’s speaking engagement in the Nora Hagen. Guests are encouraged to use the gymnasium entrance to the college. Accessible parking is available behind the gymnasium.