Eighteen years after the deadly attacks of 9/11 and the subsequent U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East, professionals who’ve previously had an association with the countries shared their thoughts on the region, specifically Afghanistan, and its future.
After his middle school science teacher in Los Angeles hosted survivors of human trafficking in class, Muncie Central High School (MCHS) junior Sam Voss said he was motivated to help those who have been through such "horrific, awful crimes" and were "treated as nothing."
While part of the reason for the event was to draw interest from students, some business owners and community leaders have expressed hope that the $2 Tour of the Village will be the first of many occasions that brings stakeholders together.
Members of the Muncie community reacted positively to the new children and family center situated in an old but familiar location.
From surviving human trafficking to eventually campaigning against it, one 1987 Ball State alumna has written books, founded an organization and helped pass legislation years after escaping.