Florida National University (FNU), the FNU POWERHOUSE, and the Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation, Inc., are orchestrating the Fifth Annual Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention Summit & Walk to take place Jan., 30, 2020 at 10 a.m.
More than 1,000 members of the public are expected to participate in this significant event at Florida National University, 4425 W. 20th Avenue (Jose Regueiro Ave) Hialeah, Florida 33012.
Regrettably, Florida is number two in the nation for both sex and labor trafficking incidents.
What makes matters even worse is that Miami-Dade County ranks as the number one county in the State of Florida for having the most human trafficking incidents as well. The statistics confirm that these horrific crimes are occurring and recurring right in our backyard!
“One of the major ways we can cooperatively eliminate human trafficking from our local and global spheres is to massively create momentum via educational awareness on the warning signs commonly used by these despicable criminals! We will not allow them to steal humans,” said FNU President and CEO Dr. Maria Cristina Regueiro.
This year, the Cooperative Educational Summit & Walk Against Human Trafficking is extremely important since SBLIV is taking place here in Miami. It is no secret that Super Bowls attract pimps to steal the youth of the community to make them slaves. Sad to say, this industry nationwide generates $150 billion a year.
Anticipated attendees include law enforcement officials at the local, state, and federal levels; elected officials; fire and rescue officials; religious leaders; teachers; elementary, middle-, and high-school students; as well as university students from various campuses around South Florida. Also in attendance will be medical professionals, corporate executives, and non-for profit executives.
Presenting sponsor Ana Veiga Milton, President of the Jose Milton Foundation and Social Responsibility Officer at United Property Management states: “With the human trafficking incidents escalating not only in South Florida but nationally and internationally, as major stakeholders it is our responsibility to collectively create the necessary awareness of this malady to avoid anyone from being taken, used as a slave, and potentially murdered.”
For information, visit www.fnu.edu.