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February 20, Orlando, FL When I was 18, I was pulled over by a police officer and was completely confused as to why.  He could tell right away and gently informed me that it is a law to merge into the next lane when a police officer is pulled over on the side of the road. […]

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Sex Trafficking & the Super Bowl

February 4, 2018, Orlando, FL A note from Florida Abolitionist Founder and CEO, Tomas J. Lares I had the privilege and opportunity to be a part of the first outreach against human trafficking at a large sporting event. In 2009, I joined other advocates in Tampa Bay Florida to take a stand against human trafficking at Super […]

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Orlando Residents Commit to Stop Human Trafficking

January 27, 2018, Orlando, FL Orlando residents joined forces for a remarkable day. At the 10th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day, organizations and individuals from the community gathered together to bring an end to human trafficking. Tomas Lares, Chief Executive Officer of Florida Abolitionist started the event in 2009 at Lake Eola with a group […]

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10th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Join us for the 10th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This will be the best one yet! Here’s what we have in store for you this Saturday! In years past the event has been more of a drop-in day; however this year, you’ll want to make plans to be there from 10-3! Schedule 10 am – […]

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Trafficking in Massage Parlors

January 22, 2018, Orlando, FL We’ve all seen it, the massage parlor in the strip plaza with blacked-out windows, often advertising Asian massage for a very low rate. In Orlando, they’re everywhere – from Winter Park to Kissimmee and everywhere in between. What are these places really selling? Many of these establishments are fronts for […]

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Let Freedom Ring

December 7, 2017, Orlando, FL The sound of freedom rang loud and clear at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Orlando on Thursday night. In remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day, Florida Abolitionist celebrated freedom in 1940’s fashion. Guests were greeted by a doo-wop group singing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B and then led to tables […]

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Take the Challenge: No Porn November

October 30, 2017, Orlando, FL Pornography. While often seen as harmless, it is a multi-billion dollar industry that feeds on oppression and fuels human trafficking. That’s right, porn fuels human trafficking! It teaching users to treat people as objects to be used for their personal desires. Think about it for a second. When was the last […]

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FREEDOM2017 at City Hall

September 28, Orlando, FL Elected officials, business leaders, media, and community members filled the rotunda of Orlando City Hall today to hear Orlando’s commitment to stopping human trafficking. FREEDOM2017 was an event hosted by the City of Orlando highlighting the efforts of Florida Abolitionist. As visitors entered the building, they were greeted by excited members of […]

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Orlando Ranks #3

September 19, 2017, Orlando, FL Have you ever wondered, “How bad is human trafficking in my city?” When asked about Orlando, we always reply, “It’s bad, very bad.” Every day we assist victims of human trafficking and hear their stories. We know how many people FA serves but how does this compare to other cities? […]

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Labor Day 2017

September 4, 2017, Orlando, FL Life in Southeast Asia was hard for Lucas* and his family. Low wages and poverty drove him to the United States with hopes of giving his family a better future. He left his wife and son to pursue the American dream. A company promised Lucas a work permit and Visa, […]

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