Women’s Day to focus on human trafficking in Indiana

International Women’s Day in Columbus will feature a speaker discussing preventing human trafficking in Indiana.

Diane Good, community development coordinator for Ascent 121, will talk about “Modern Day Slavery: A Look at Human Trafficking in Indiana,” at 5 p.m. March 8 at the Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave.

Ascent 121, based in Carmel, provides clinical recovery services for central Indiana teens affected by human trafficking. The March 8 session will center on the how, why, when and what of human trafficking in Indiana. The event is free.

Hors d’oeuvres, wine, fruited water and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

Event sponsors include the Zonta Club of Columbus, Granny Connection, the African American Fund of Bartholomew County, Tom and Mary Harmon, Turning Point, SURJ, Bartholomew County Indivisible, IUPUC Mental Health Counseling Program, IUPUC Pyschology Club, IUPUC Feminism Club, IUPUC IT Club and the IUPUC Women Studies Program.