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Eckert Lecture on Health & Inequality

part of our Spring 2023 Social Sciences Forum


Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : 7th floor

Date & Time

April 5, 2023, 4:00 pm5:30 pm


Eric Wright

Distinguished University Professor of Sociology and Public Health
Chair, Department of Sociology
Georgia State University

Adverse Childhood Events, Trafficking,
and the Health of Runaway and Homeless Youth

Over the past decade, global interest in trafficking has grown significantly. Wright will provide an overview of his 2018 Atlanta Youth Count, a community-engaged study of runaway and homeless youth (RHY), that was designed to estimate the size of the RHY population in metro-Atlanta and the nature and extent of these vulnerable people’s involvement of sex and labor trafficking. His work highlights the special significance of early adverse childhood events in shaping both their health and well-being as well as their risk of being trafficked.

Organized by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health.  Cosponsored by the departments of Psychology and Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies, and the Center for Social Science Scholarship.

Photo provided by E. Wright.