Fond du Lac District Attorney Eric Toney and Fond du Lac Police Department Detective Nick Hahn will headline a panel discussion on human trafficking as part of an awareness event being hosted by the Marian University Social Justice Committee from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, in the university’s Stayer Center.

Open to the public, the panel will run noon-1 p.m. and will also feature Rhianna Zuleger, prevention educator at ASTOP Sexual Abuse Center, and 30 for Freedom’s Dave Skahen.

“It’s not often we get to hear from top city officials and organizational leaders on how human trafficking negatively impacts our community, so we are really looking forward to the insight they’re going to share,”  Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Work Field Director Brenda J. Stueber said. “We hope attendees can learn from this experience and join the effort to prevent human trafficking.”

Starting at 11 a.m., attendees may purchase a $5 soup meal that includes a handmade bowl designed by the Marian Art Department to take home, while supplies last. The soup selection will include various recipes from Marian faculty, staff, and groups or departments, with all proceeds going to 30 for Freedom, non-profit organization that exists to end sex trafficking.

The event is being held ahead of the Feb. 2 Super Bowl, which has become synonymous with global organizations launching and executing campaigns to raise awareness for human trafficking.