Luther alumna Becky Stiger to speak at Luther College March 7

Feb. 27, 2012

Becky Stiger, program coordinator for Chicago Commons – a community based social service agency, will speak at Luther College Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall.

Stiger's lecture, titled "Human Trafficking: Finding Hope at the Intersections of Tragedy, Justice, and Mercy," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

As a program coordinator for Chicago Commons, Stiger manages a youth employment program as part of the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative grant to address violence prevention and mental health efforts.

She is program development director for Traffick Free, a volunteer-based organization whose mission is to provide public awareness and advocacy as well as direct services for victims.

Stiger serves on the Salvation Army's PROMISE task force, which engages local organizations, law enforcement and the public to provide services to girls in long-term residential facilities in Illinois.

She also oversees a crisis intervention program for students at a Chicago public school as part of a community education model.

Stiger is a 2008 graduate of Luther. She holds the master of social work degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Her graduate school concentration was in victim services and community relations with specializations in human trafficking and program development.

Stiger's lecture is sponsored by the Luther Center for Ethics and Public Life and the Luther Social Work department.

Becky Stiger