Women's Studies Lecture Series Fall 2013

This event took place on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Pirsig-Dubruyn Chapel at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.

Abolitionists in Action

Julie Slagter presented on modern day slavery and how we can take action in West Michigan

Julie Slagter is an experienced leader and activist in the anti-slavery movement. She is the Project Manager at the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Mich. She is also the Founder of the Michigan Abolitionist Project and serves on the board of directors. Previously, she served as Executive Director of Michigan Abolitionist Project. She also held the position of the Global Coordinator of End Slavery at International Teams as well as served on a street outreach team with the organization in Athens, Greece.

She holds a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and regularly speaks on the topics of modern slavery, justice and human rights. In addition, she is a Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Certified Facilitator. Julie has contributed to writing projects on the subject matter of human trafficking and other global issues, including “What Can We Do?” (Zondervan 2011) and “What Can I Do?” (Zondervan 2011). Also, she published an article on the benefits of NGO’s working with law enforcement in the Law Enforcement Executive FORUM.


Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP) helps people use their gifts and talents to prevent and end modern slavery in Michigan communities and beyond. www.MichiganAbolitionistProject.org