SOS to host domestic violence summit Oct. 21 at Emporia

Human trafficking is the focus of the 12th Annual Domestic Violence Summit from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21, at Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia.

Presenting at the Summit is Kent Bauman, police officer of 27 years with the Exploited and Missing Child Unit, along with Anne Ellis, Wichita Human Trafficking investigator.

You will learn how to protect victims from recruitment, the dynamics of human trafficking, how victims are pulled in, who is targeted, how to protect victims and the best way to educate the community.

Participants will also hear from Kris Wade, Emporia, a survivor. Wade is executive director and co-founder of the Kansas City Justice Project, a nonprofit human rights organization in Kansas City, Mo., providing advocacy and criminal justice system navigation for women in poverty.

Registration is $40 and includes lunch.

Register online through SOS Inc. at or call 620-343-8799.

Flint Hills Technical College is at 301 W. 18th Ave., Emporia.

SOS is a non-profit agency that serves victims of sexual and domestic violence and child abuse or neglect. Its administrative office is located in Emporia.

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