Human Trafficking Awareness Event

Human Trafficking and Human Rights Abuse: What you need to know and how you can help

11:15am Wednesday, October 25
Mt. Pleasant Campus | Community Room
  • FREE - Includes Lunch - RSVP Required
RSVP Required - Register Today!


  • 11:15am Doors Open, Check-In, Networking, Lunch
  • 11:40am Welcome & Introductions
  • 11:45am Assistant Attorney General Melissa Palepu | The Attorney General’s Role in human trafficking
  • 12:05pm Speakers will address experiences working with victims of human rights abuses.
    • Beth Nesbitt, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, McLaren Central Michigan
      • Beth is the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program Coordinator at McLaren Central Michigan in Mt. Pleasant. She and her team of specially trained registered nurses work with people who have experienced sexual assault/violence by providing them with safe, solid, trauma-informed careand evidence collection.
    • Erika Moss, Sexual Assault Counselor, RISE Advocacy
      • Erika Moss graduated with her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central Michigan University in 2016 and is pursuing her master’s in social work at Michigan State University. She works at R.I.S.E. Advocacy as a sexual assault counselor and has been a member of the R.I.S.E. Human Trafficking Coalition since August 2022. Erika is passionate about supporting survivors and providing education to the community to aid in the prevention of violence in all its forms.
    • Krysta Carabelli, Social Crisis Advocate, Mt. Pleasant Division of Public Safety
      • Krysta Carabelli graduated from Central Michigan University with her bachelor's degree in psychology in 2015 and Master's degree in Licensed Professional Counseling Clinical Mental Health in 2021. She is a limited licensed counselor in the state of Michigan and a certified trauma professional. She has worked in mental health settings for the last 5 years and has specialized in crisis, trauma, grief, and loss. Krysta currently works with local law enforcement to provide on scene crisis response and intervention, andcoordinate services and supports for those individuals interacting with law enforcement.
    • Deborah Williams, RN, BSN, MA, Chairperson of Human Trafficking Community Group
      • The Human Trafficking Community Group is a nonprofit that was started 5 years ago with the mission to educate the public on human trafficking through events, programs, and participating in A21's annual Walk for Freedom.
  • 12:50pm Panel discussion with Q&A
  • 1:25pm Closing


  • Contact Amy Fisher, Dean of Business & Professional Studies, at or (989) 386-6657.


R.I.S.E. Advocacy
Mid Michigan College
Zonta Club of Mt. Pleasant
HopeWell Ranch
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