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Marshall University to Host Panel about Local Prostitution

Marshall University

The Marshall University Women’s Connect will host a panel discussion with local experts about sex work in the community.

The Herald-Dispatch reports the discussion will take place Nov. 11 at the Memorial Student Center.

The discussion is meant to raise awareness about community issues related to prostitution in the city and county. One of the goals is to think of intervention strategies.

The five-person panel, titled “Invisible Women: Unveiling Sex Work in Huntington,” will include members from the Huntington Police Department, the university’s sociology program and the health department.

Necia Freeman, head of the Brown Bags and Backpacks ministry at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, will also be attending and will be joined by a former Huntington prostitute who is taking steps to transform her life thanks to her ministry.