On Wednesday, February 27th, from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M., the Female Development World Organization — along with a coalition of local advocacy groups — will conduct a discussion on human trafficking and the effects this growing problem in having on South Florida’s most-vulnerable residents – its children.
The event will be held at the African American Research Library Auditorium, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311.
A panel of experts will provide tips on detection and prevention, while Dr. Keisha Grey from the Children Services Council of Broward County will review the recently-released Status of Girls and Young Women in Broward Report. An additional list of speakers includes Francis Viamontes, Assistant United States Attorney Southern District of Florida Department of Justice; Holly Carotenuto, Human Trafficking Coordinator, Broward County’s Nancy J Cotterman Center; Shanika Ampha, Survivor, Advocate & Founder of Guiding Light Outreach Inc.; and Brittney Liburd Director of Programs, Female Development World Organization Inc.
Moderator for the evening is Community Leader, Roxanne Valies. Madalon Law sponsors the event.