In the News: Higgins of Webster's Legal Studies discusses human trafficking on St. Louis Public Radio

Mar. 27, 2017

In the News: Higgins discusses human trafficking on KWMU
Webster hosted the event presented by the Archway Chapter of The Links Incorporated.

Robin Higgins, assistant professor and chair of the Legal Studies Department in Webster University's College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed by St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU) to discuss the regional effort to raise awareness about human trafficking.

The interview helped preview the annual event on the issue held at Webster University March 25: "Understanding and Combatting Human Trafficking."

Due to the nature of the crime, where victims are often unseen and intimidated and witnesses are few, statistics on human trafficking are hard to track. Higgins hopes such events raise awareness.

As quoted in the KWMU story

“This whole event is just trying to make people more vigilant,” said organizer Robin Higgins, who chairs the university's legal studies department. “Because you can’t combat human trafficking unless you can identify what’s going on. You have to be able to see the red flags.”

As with last year's event, Saturday's was hosted by Webster University in co-sponsorship with The Archway Chapter of The Links Incorporated, and involved Webster Legal Studies faculty as well as regional attorneys.

Among this year's speakers were Kim Allen, managing attorney, Immigration Law Program, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri; and Ashley R. Martin, staff attorney, Immigration Law Program, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

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