Broward College and Free the Slaves Hold Event to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

January 29, 2014 | News



In recognition of National Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Broward College, in partnership with Free the Slaves, will be hosting a day-long conference on January 30th titled “Human Trafficking: Exposing the Crisis, Devising Strategies and Solutions.” The event will be held at Broward College’s Davie Hall, 3501 S.W. Davie Road in Davie.

The event discussions will focus on state and local law enforcement issues, the scope of human trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the role of multinational businesses in the effort to remove slavery from product supply chains.

Speakers attending include U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (by video); State Senator Maria Sachs; Maurice Middleberg, executive director, Free the Slaves; Sara Gilmer, U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and many others.

The purpose of this event is to build awareness of human trafficking, provide a forum to discuss the complex issues related to human trafficking, and encourage attendees to join the movement to end modern-day slavery.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit

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