Florida National University to Host Human Trafficking Awareness Symposium on October 8, 2015

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Human Trafficking Awareness Symposium: Prevention ● Apprehension ● Rehabilitation

Florida National University and the Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation, INC. has assembled a Powerhouse committee consisting of local and national law enforcement agencies along with private and non-profit

Let's all be part of the solution to end these horrific crimes.

Florida National University (FNU) and the Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation, INC., are hosting the Human Trafficking Awareness Symposium: Prevention, Apprehension and Rehabilitation on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The symposium will be held at FNU’s Hialeah Campus, 4425 W. Jose Regueiro (20th) Avenue in Hialeah, FL., 33012.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, “Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain.” Anyone can be a victim of this modern form of slavery: men, women, and children (some as young as 11 years of age) are the victims of human trafficking, and it is becoming an increasing prevalent problem on the local, national, and global level!

Florida National University and the Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation, INC. has assembled a Powerhouse committee consisting of local and national law enforcement agencies along with private and non-profit organizations to bring awareness to the community about human trafficking. A panel of experts in Human Trafficking will discuss how to prevent human trafficking, how to apprehend human trafficking, and how to rehabilitate the victims of human trafficking. Dr. Maria Cristina Regueiro, President and CEO of Florida National University states: “Human Trafficking is a morally compelling issue that affects every aspect of our global domain!”

The panel consists of the following speakers: Susan Leah Dechovitz, Director Human Trafficking Task Force and Unit Office of the State Attorney Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida; Victor Williams, Special Agent Homeland Security Investigations; Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, President, Bettinara Enterprises, Inc. and Founder of International Women Unity Summit; Ms. Ivon Mesa, Division Director, Miami-Dade County - Domestic Violence Services and Human Trafficking Coalition and Latasha Humphrey; Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The committee consists of the following organizations: U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Federal Bureau of Investigations (F.B.I.); Office of the State Attorney - Stop Trafficking Optimize Prosecution (S.T.O.P Human Trafficking); Miami-Dade County - Domestic Violence and Human, Trafficking Coalition; International Women Unity Summit; ADONAI—Centro Cristiano de Miami; Align Chiropractic Care; Amerigroup Real Solutions; Asian American Federation of Florida; Asociación de Ministros; Autism Soccer; Bringing Them Home Project; CAC Florida; Carnaval De Barranquilla USA; Chief Assistant Public Defender Juvenile Division; City of Doral; City of Hialeah; City of Hialeah Police Department; City of Miami Gardens; City of Miami Gardens Police Department; City of Opa-Locka; Town of Surfside; Command Security Corporation – CSC; Congressman Carlos Curbelo; CPM; Dade County Public Schools; Dedicated Caregivers; Democratic Women’s Club of Miami-Dade County; Drakonx Investigations; Ebenezer International Christian Academy; Five Star Veterans Center; Florida Chinese Federation and NANAY; Florida Construction & Engineering, INC; Florida Public Defender; Florida Senate, Florida State Representative Daphne Campbell District 108; Glory House of Miami; Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce; Hispanic Coalition; H.O.P.E. in Miami Dade; James Ward; Junior Orange Bowl; La Nueva FM 88.3; Lead Public Relations; League of United Latin American Citizens; Leverage Investigations Inc.; Living Money Bound; Lutheran Services of Florida; Miami Gardens Police Department; Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners District 13; Miami-Dade County Commission for Women; Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Department; Miami-Dade County Public Schools – Division of Student Services; Miami-Dade Police Department; Miami-Dade Police Department-Sexual Crimes Bureau, Miami-Dade Police Department Town of Miami Lakes; Missing Children Global Network; MundoMax8 (formerly Mundofox8); No Child Left Missing; North Miami Police Department; Perla De Esperanza; Philippines Nurses Association of Miami and South East Florida;, Radio Caracol Miami; Perfect Care Home Health Service; Real Concepts Magazine/Concepts Reals Magazine; Someone’s Child Human Trafficking; Soroptimist International of Davie; Spanish American League Against Discrimination SALAD; State Representative Barbara Watson District 107; Staywell; SW the Magazine; TFKM Foundation; The Alternative Program; The Beacon Council; The Life of Freedom Center; Thread of Life – Giving Our Youth a Helping Hand; Town of Miami Lakes; U.S. Army; University Behavioral Center; West Kendall Community Council; Yahima Suarez, PA– Family & Estates; and YBC Printing.

Proud sponsors of the symposium are La Granja Restaurant; Ebenezer International Christian Academy; Perfect Care, Inc.; 1FirstBank of Florida and Prime State Public Adjusters.

Florida National University and the Powerhouse Human Trafficking Steering Planning Committee members urge you to attend the Human Trafficking Symposium: Prevention, Apprehension and Rehabilitation on Thursday, October 8, 2015.

Let's all be part of the solution to end this horrific crimes!

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