Human trafficking

Courtesy of Edith Ignacio-Neumiller

Regina Carvalho, left, and Edith Ignacio-Neumiller, right, greet guest speaker Khara Jabola-Carolus, center, at the discussion on human trafficking Thursday at the Lihue Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building first-floor conference room.

LIHUE — A forum on human trafficking on Thursday was filled with some blunt, uncomfortable talk, but they were topics that organizers said needed to be brought into the open.