Soup with Substance ‘Combating, Understanding and Detecting Human Trafficking’ is April 28

Campus Ministry is hosting a virtual “Soup with Substance” event on Wednesday, April 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Register via Zoom. 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To raise awareness, this session will feature cross-sector partners discussing the challenges facing society to confront human trafficking.

The conversation is part of Marquette’s commitment to address sexual violence, educate the community on how to prevent it and to share resources available to those impacted by sexual assault. 

The panel will be moderated by alumnus John Byrne and will consist of experts who will describe the crime, how it utilizes financial activity and how law enforcement, financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations can work together. There will also be takeaways about how the community can be part of the solution. 

Please wear teal to show your support for survivors of sexual violence. 

Panelists include: 

  • John J. Byrne, Arts ’78, Esq., CAMS executive vice president, AML RightSource and a member of the College of Business Administration’s Commercial Banking Board 
  • Sara Crowe, strategic initiatives director, financial systems, Polaris 
  • Paul Frey, detective, Oshkosh Police Department 
  • Erin Karshen, assistant district attorney, team captain of Sensitive Crimes Unit, Milwaukee County moderator 
  • Tanya Montoya, director, product management AML-Risk, ACAMS 
  • Rick Small, executive vice president, director of financial crimes, Truist 

Sponsors include: 

  • ACAMS 
  • AML RightSource 
  • Marquette Center for Peacemaking 
  • Near West Side Partners 
  • Polaris 
  • Truist 

Learn more about Soup with Substance.

With questions, Parisa Shirazi, program associate for the Center for Peacemaking.