You’re Invited! “Pembroke Circle” Launch Party

You are invited to participate in the launch of our fundraising campaign. Come see an exclusive screening of a preview scene, a Q&A with the actors and the director, refreshments and more! When: Thursday, March 15th at 7:00pm Where: UCF Center For Emerging Media   500 Livingston St.   Orlando, FL 32801 Please send your RSVP […]

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You’re Invited! “Girls Like Us” Event

Join Us! Rachel Lloyd, author of the book Girls Like Us, and founder of GEMS, will be doing a book reading, Q & A session, and book signing! DATE:  March 24, 2012 TIME:  2:00 – 4:30pm LOCATION:  Jan K. Platt Regional Library 3910 South Manhattan Avenue  Tampa, FL 33611 SPONSORS:  Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking […]

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Noble Brews: Coffee with a Cause

  OrlandoSentinel.com Heather McPherson, FOOD Fair trade offers a feel-good vibe about many things we eat and drink. Simply put, it refers to items that are purchased from farmers “who are justly compensated,” according to Fair Trade USA, a leading certifier of these products. The approach ensures farmers are paid fair prices, workers operate in […]

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West Palm Sex-trafficking Suspect Arrested in Texas

By Peter Franceschina and Alexia Campbell, Sun Sentinel9:18 p.m. EST, February 8, 2012 A West Palm Beach man who goes by the name “Shagg Dogg” and was wanted for sex-trafficking a runaway minor was tracked down and arrested Tuesday by federal authorities in Texas. The FBI and a human-trafficking task force arrested Rashad Emon Clark […]

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Charges Dropped in Human Trafficking Case

By Karen Voyles Staff writer Gainesville Sun At the request of federal prosecutors, all criminal charges have been dismissed against three people indicted in July 2010 on human trafficking charges alleging they forced dozens of Haitian nationals to work on Alachua County farms. A related federal civil case against an area farm owner is scheduled […]

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Woman Caught Transporting Illegal Immigrants

By: Jeff Butera HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – A Saturday evening traffic stop led to a 21-year-old woman facing possible human smuggling charges, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Kathleen Roberson, 21, of Phenix, Alabama was pulled over by a Hillsborough County deputy near Progress Boulevard and Falkenburg Road […]

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Fair Trade in Central Florida

The Fair Trade Project is working to Promote Fair Trade Certified as a consumer option and to cultivate Fair Trade Towns and Universities campaignsin the Central Florida region. We are currently working on Fair Trade Towns campaigns for Orlando and Winter Park.  We are also gauging interest in a Fair Trade Universities campaign for Rollins […]

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Experts: Super Bowl Festivities Leads to Human Trafficking from Florida

Law enforcement focuses on Super Bowl weekend By: Dan Corcoran PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – While final preparations are being made ahead of Super Bowl XLVI, law enforcement from Florida and elsewhere is honing in on the potential for a spike in child sex trafficking.  The federal government reports that Florida is among the top […]

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Human Trafficking Bill Advances In Fla. Legislature

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The state’s Senate Criminal Justice Committee gave unanimous approval to a bill Tuesday that would increase the penalties for human trafficking and smuggling. Under SB 1880 the penalty for trafficking would increase from a maximum of 15 years in prison to 30 years. The bill would create additional trafficking offenses, some with […]

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40 Arrested in Internet Child Sex Operation

  OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Following a week long undercover operation, 40 people, including a head swim coach, a professional golfer on the Senior PGA Tour, an eighth grade teacher, business professionals and consultants and eight college students, have been arrested and charged with soliciting sex from a child via the Internet […]

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