The New York Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a virtual Human Trafficking Awareness Forum.
Human Trafficking Is Not Human: Moving From Conversation To Commitment on Thursday, February 10th 2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Live on Zoom. This forum is FREE to the public. The purpose of this forum is to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of human trafficking and sexual assault through different platforms.
Our goal is to educate the community on knowing the signs of human trafficking and strategize on steps to stop predators from coercing men, women, children, and the LGBTQ community into sexual slavery.
In 2020, there were a total of 579 criminal human trafficking cases in U.S. federal courts (including new cases, pending cases, and cases on appeal) with a total of 1,007 active criminal defendants–104 of those were buyer defendants who were charged with purchasing (or attempting to purchase) commercial sex.1
Our forum will target five commitment strategies to combat human trafficking: awareness, prevention, legislation, community care and community action.
The keynote speaker, for this powerful forum, is Ms. Toni D. Rivera, who is known as the “Modern-Day Harriet Tubman,” in the Anti-Human Trafficking Underground World.
Ms. Rivera has been featured on The Breakfast Club, Rolling Out Magazine and CNN. Our other panelist includes, Dr. Coralanne Griffith-Hunte, Psy.D., CEO and President of Griffith-Hunte and Associates, which is a humanitarian training and development organization; and Ms. Tonya Turner, CEO and President of UNITAS (United To Fight Against Human Trafficking).
Ms. Turner is the first black woman to lead a US based international counter-trafficking organization.
For more than 12 years, New York Alumnae Chapter has been vigilant in undertaking this cause. We have conducted forums, organized marches, and influenced elected officials to pass comprehensive legislation to protect victims from the continuous brutalization of human trafficking.
New York Alumnae Chapter (NYAC) is The First Graduate Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated chartered in New York City in 1921. In our 100th Anniversary, our membership has grown to over 160 women diverse in age, background, and profession.
We share a common bond in sisterhood, scholarship, and public service. Through our collaborative agreement with a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, we provide annual scholarships to college students in our community. Our service area spans Manhattan river-to-river south of 155th Street.
For more information regarding this forum, contact Erika L. Ewing at (917)405-6816 email email@example.com, or Gilda D. Gillim at (646)263-8982 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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