Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown, Erika Petty, Executive Director of LOTUS Legal Clinic joins us from Milwaukee to talk about sex trafficking and sexual violence and the work she and the clinic are doing to empower victims, fight trafficking and prevent violence.
More information, get help, and volunteer with LOTUS Legal Clinic on their website: https://www.lotuslegal.org/
- Upcoming event “Rise and Thrive”fundraising concert with Muriel Auschwing May 13th at Cooperage in Milwaukee, information at https://www.lotuslegal.org/.
More information on the Human Trafficking and how to help: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/
- If you need help or have questions about Human Trafficking call 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733.
Erika Petty is Executive Director and Lead Attorney at LOTUS Legal Clinic, where she has worked with survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking since 2016. Erika supervises staff attorneys and handles her own caseload of providing civil and immigration legal services to survivors. Erika is a frequent presenter and speaker on victims’ rights generally, and specifically, on meeting the needs of human trafficking survivors through a rights-based and victim centered lens. Prior to joining LOTUS Legal Clinic, Erika worked as a staff attorney at Legal Action of Wisconsin, providing civil legal services to low-income individuals. Erika graduated from Marquette University Law School in 2006 where she focused on public interest law and was recognized by the State Bar of Wisconsin with the Public Interest Student of the Year Award in May 2006. Erika enjoys running, sailing on the Great Lakes, and spending time with her husband and two sons.