AmEx students create booths for “A Better Tomorrow”


Juniors Kaitlyn Myetich, Lia Haza and Allison Myetich present their findings about human trafficking on March 19.

Madi Calvert

For a few months, AmEx students have been working on different booths for an event created by Lauren Baney, a Ball State Student. The third annual event is called “A Better Tomorrow: Hope for Human Trafficking” and focuses on bringing awareness to the issue. On Saturday, March 19 Christ the Savior Lutheran church held the event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“The goal is for people to really educate themselves and make it hit home and be real to them. A lot of time we hear about this and we just keep moving on in life and we want people to really take action,” Baney said.

The interactive fair boasted activities such as a fair trade market, a fashion show, informative breakout sessions and live music. The booths that the AmEx students created informed attendees about just how prevalent human trafficking is and the fair trade aspect of it.

“I think it’s important to learn about something important that’s happening today in this community. We can’t really make a change unless we’re all on board for it,” Baney said.

To learn more about the event, click here. To learn about human trafficking and resources, click here.