Florida National University and Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation Hosts the First Annual Stop Human Trafficking Walk

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State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and FNU President Dr. Maria Cristina Regueiro collaborate with the Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation, to host the 1st Annual “Stop Human Trafficking” Walk.

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We must build strong partnerships with all community resources to effectively eliminate this unthinkable modern day slavery,” commented State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.

The Honorable State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Florida National University President/CEO Dr. Maria Cristina Regueiro will collaborate with the Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation, Inc. and the POWERHOUSE Human Trafficking Planning Steering Committee to host the First Annual “Stop Human Trafficking” Walk Friday, January 29, 2016 at the FNU campus, 4425 W. 20th Avenue (Jose Regueiro Avenue), Hialeah, Florida, 33012 at 10:00 AM.

Florida is third in the nation for human trafficking incidents! Additionally, 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 increasingly prevalent problem on the local, national, and global levels!

“It takes a village to combat the savagery of human trafficking. We must build strong partnerships with all community resources to effectively eliminate this unthinkable modern day slavery,” commented State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “This event hopes to bring community leaders, service providers and local, state and national law enforcement agencies together in our continued determination and mission to eradicate this scourge that affects so many young and promising lives.”

In observance of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the First Annual “Stop Human Trafficking” Walk will be held (rain or shine) at FNU’s Hialeah Campus located at 4425 W 20th Avenue (Jose Regueiro Avenue), Hialeah, FL 33012 on Friday, January 29, 2016.

The event will include a one-mile symbolic walk, beginning at 10 a.m. and will also feature illustrious speakers, live music, delectable snacks and family-friendly activities for the community.

“We want to invite the public at large to attend this very significant free WALK in an effort to show a community’s CALL TO ACTION to STOP Human Trafficking not only in Florida, but throughout our Global Domain,” stated Dr. Regueiro. “Don’t miss the opportunity to participate and let our collective voice be heard against Human Trafficking.”

Who: The Honorable State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle & Florida National University’s President/CEO Dr. Maria Cristina Regueiro in Collaboration with the Dr. Jose Regueiro Foundation, Inc. and the POWERHOUSE Human Trafficking Planning Steering Committee.

LET’S COME TOGETHER AS ONE VOICE AND ONE COMMUNITY TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING!

#StopSexTraffickingMiami #StopHumanTraffickingWalk #FNUCommunity

The POWERHOUSE Human Trafficking Steering Planning Committee consists of the following organizations: AATI; Accelerated Learning Solutions ; A Safe Haven for Newborns; Alberto Castro, La Voz Kids-Finalist; Asian American Federation of Florida; Autism Soccer; Aventura Police Department; Barry University; Benefit Mall; Women Empowering Leadership-Bettinara Enterprises; Blue Health Partners, Inc.; Brenda Forman, Community Activist; Bringing Them Home Project; Buildworth Strategies, LLC; Centro Cristiano Adonai; Citrus Health Network, Inc.; City of Doral; City of Doral Police Departmentl; City of Hialeah; City of Hialeah City Council; City of Hialeah Educational Academy; City of Hialeah Police Department; City of Miami Gardens; City of Miami Police Department; Destiny Dusters; Democratic Women’s Club of Miami-Dade County; Drakonx Investigations; Donald March, Retired Assistant Chief, City of Miami PD; Doral Art and Culture Chamber of Commerce; Doral Human Resources Consulting, LLC; El Vocero de Hialeah Community Newspaper; Eraicy Perez – Independent Mary Kay Consultant; Esteban Bovo Jr., Commissioner, M-DC District 13; Filer Insurance, Inc.; First Bank Florida ; Florida Association of Nonprofits; Fundacion Entre Nosotras; G4S; Glory House of Miami; Goal Setting Solutions; Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce; Hands On Miami; Head to Heels Safety Supplies; Hear Congo; Hialeah Chamber of Commerce & Industries; Hialeah Firefighters Benevolent Association; Hispanic Coalition; HMS Miami; Jackson Health System; Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sanwiches; JMT Creates – Thread Of Life; Jose J. Rodriguez,FL House of Representatives, Dist. 112; Kristi House; La Nueva FM 88.3; Law Enforcement Bike Club – Blue Demons; Law Offices of Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez; Legal Shield; Lions Club of Hialeah Pan American; McGruff the Crime Dog; MDW Insurance Group; Mega 94.9 FM; Miami-Dade County; Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police; Miami-Dade County Commission for Women; Miami-Dade County Community Action & Human Services; Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Department; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami-Dade Police Department; Miami-Dade Police Department Special Victims Bureau; Miami-Dade Schools Police Department; Missing Children Global Network; National Council of Jewish Women Human Trafficking Division; No Child Left Missing; Office of the State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle; Pace Center for Girls of Miami; Pedro J. Garcia, Miami-Dade Property Appraiser; Phillipines Nurses Association of Miami and South East Florida; PrimeState Public Adjusters, Inc.; Radio Caracol Miami; Red Carnation Queens Organization; Ready Refresh by Nestle Waters; Real Concepts Magazine / Conceptos Reales Magazine; Renacer con Melissa Henry; SALAD / Lead Public Relations; Sam’s Club; SFM Services, Inc.; Someone’s Child Human Trafficking; South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; South Florida Hospital News & Healthcare Report; South Pointe Drive Realty; Stephen T. Millan Circuit Judge, State of FL 11th Judicial Circuit; SW the Magazine; TFKM Foundation; The Affiliates, LLC; The Alternative Program; The Beacon Council; The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade; Thread of Life; Town of Medley; Town of Surfside; Town of Surfside Police Department; TRANSFORM; United Chaplans International; U.S. Army; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Valentina Hubsch-Community Advocate Volunteer; Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce; Vicky Bakery; VITAS Healthcare and YBC Printing.

Proud sponsors of the “Stop Human Trafficking” Walk are TFKFM Foundation; Ready Refresh by Nestle Waters; Jimmy John’s; First Bank Florida; Vicky Bakery; Buildworth Strategies, LLC; PrimeState Public Adjusters, Inc.; Panera Bread Doral; Sweepy Snacks, and YBC Printing.

Contacts
Rachel Tourgeman
(305) 821-3333 ext. 1087
rtourgeman(at)fnu(dot)edu
Bianca Fernandez
(305) 215-7575
biancafdez75(at)gmail(dot)com

Leyanis Diaz
(305) 821-3333 ext. 1067
ldiazgil(at)fnu(dot)edu
Silvia “Bibi” Borges
(305) 821-3333 ext. 1075
sborges(at)fnu(dot)edu

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