Miami, Nov. 4, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus will live stream An Evening of Hope on Thursday, Nov. 10, presented by Florida Power & Light, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the Office of the State Attorney to raise awareness of the human trafficking crisis in Florida. An Evening of Hope will take place in the Florida Power and Light auditorium in Palm Beach and will be streamed live at various locations, including MDC. State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and President and CEO of Selah Freedom, Elizabeth Fisher will be the keynote speakers for the evening. The live stream event at MDC is free and open to the public.
Special Agent Victor Williams of Homeland Security will be joining the campus to share his experience working on the fight against sex trafficking. Williams is the current Coordinator for the South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force (SFHTTF) and has worked on many human trafficking cases alongside faith-based organizations and both federal and local law enforcement agencies.
MDC is continuously committed to supporting the fight against human trafficking. Prior to live streaming the presentation at the Wolfson Campus, Dr. Eric Belekon, social sciences professor and advisor of the Human Rights Alliance student organization, will discuss the College’s current efforts to combat human trafficking and the important role that students can take.
“Here at Miami Dade College, students are challenged to be agents of change. Our students stand ready to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout our local community to put an end to this modern slavery,” said Dr. Rick Soria, MDC’s Wolfson Campus president.
An Evening of Hope will benefit Camillus House, Place of Hope and Selah Freedom, both safe houses in Florida that provide a sanctuary for victims of human trafficking in the local community.
For more information, please contact Kesia Vazquez, Director of Retention & Transition Services, at 305-237-3089.