MCC PTK chapter hosts human trafficking seminar

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian Community College's Phi Theta Kappa chapter partnered with Weems Mental Health to host a human trafficking seminar. The seminar titled 'Enslaved: A Look at Human Trafficking'.

Student outreach and awareness director, Jody Dyess, talked to students and faculty about the warning signs and resources to recognize when human trafficking is happening.

Dyess says having events like this is important because they teach people what human trafficking really is and how dangerous it can be.

"I think there are a lot of misconceptions about human trafficking. We get too much of our education from movies and shows and not really from what the law says. There's a lot of things that more qualify for human trafficking than most people realize,” says Dyess.

The Care Lodge and NFusion X had informational booths set up at the seminar.