Female Development World Organization to host Black History Month Symposium on human trafficking

Evening closes with riveting discussion on the Status of Girls and Young Women in Broward

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.


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