Notre Dame College and International Partners in Mission Team to Present Human Trafficking Forum

Notre Dame College and International Partners in Mission (IPM) are collaborating to present Global to Local: A Forum on Human Trafficking from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Performing Arts Center at the College.
A panel of international speakers, including an expert from the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission, will present a global report on what has become a worldwide crime against humanity and growing form of 21st century slavery. The forum is free and open to the public.
Presenters include:

  • Sr. Anthonia Ugheighele, coordinator of IPM’s Project Partner Project of Hope/Speranza II of Castel Volturno, Italy, will address global issues of human trafficking.
  • Michelle Gillcrist, Esq., director of programs and development in the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, will address the work of the attorney general's Human Trafficking Commission and current state law.
  • Karen Walsh, Esq., director of the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, will offer information to educate, advocate and connect people concerned with forced labor, sex slavery and other forms of trafficking.
  • International Services Center (ISC), Cleveland, will address human trafficking issues facing the foreign-born who are new to Northeast Ohio.

IPM works across borders of faith, culture and economic circumstance with children, women and youth to create partnerships that build justice, peace and hope.
For more information, go to or contact Rose Darling, IPM’s resource development associate for annual fund and special events, at 216.932.4082 or toll-free at 1.866.932.4082 or by email at
Notre Dame’s Performing Arts Center is located on the ground floor of the College’s AdministrationBuilding at 4545 College Road in South Euclid.  Enter campus from South Green Road.
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