Indiana Wesleyan University hosted a panel discussion following the showing of the movie GirlRising with several hundred students, alumni, faculty, and staff in attendance. The movie is gaining popularity as many media outlets are taking interest like CNN’s News coverage.
On a local level IWU has joined in support through organizations like the Bastian Center at Indiana Wesleyan University. Alumni are also living out the mission of IWU by making this world a better place. “I am involved in anti-trafficking work because I believe every person is a valuable child of God, and deserves love and dignity.” says IWU alumnae Jessica Thorne ’03 who is leading efforts with her organization featured on Facebook.com Purchased page. Jessica’s story is growing as others get involved. You can read how one Mission trip to Napel completely changed her life and defined her Calling.
The recent panel discussion at IWU was hosted by a student group led by Albert Prichard called IWU Doulos and The IWU Bastian Center. The event was sponsored by Charles Schwab & Co. You can see the Official Trailer here. The panelist included; Abby Kuzma, Deb Myers, James Luttrull Jr., and Jessica Thorne.
Jim Luttrell, Grant County Prosecutor shared his thoughts during the discussion in answer to a few questions. Check out that audio clip here.
You can also check out what Jessica Thorne had to say at the event as well.
For additional information about the forum you can read Sarah Dougan’s article “Doulos organizes “Girl Rising” showing and Trafficking Forum” on The Sojourn.