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3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

NSU to Host Guest Speakers in Conjunction with Human Trafficking Awareness Week

Be the Generation that Ends Modern-Day Slavery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Since the dawn of time, the scourge of slavery has been part of the human condition. While many countries have taken great strides to eliminate it from their societies – in the United States it was abolished 150 years ago – it’s still part of the world in 2016. In fact, some reports show that there are more people enslaved by human trafficking today than at any other time in history.

To increase awareness of this international issue, and in support of Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Week (Jan. 11–15, 2016,) Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Multicultural Association for Pre-Health Students (M.A.P.S.) is hosting free events open to the entire South Florida community.

Throughout the week there will be an informational table set up in the Don Taft University Center on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus. In addition, NSU will host several guest speakers during an evening event scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 13th at NSU’s Carl DeSantis Building, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The scheduled speakers include:

  • Brianna Black Kent, Ph.D. and Sandrine Gaillard-Kenney, Ed.D. from NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences;
  • Jumorrow Johnson, victims advocate from the Plantation Police Department;
  • Tisha Pierre, Regional Human Trafficking Coordinator, Department of Children and Families, Office of Child Welfare, Southern and Southeast Region; and
  • Corey Steinberg, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, Southern District of Florida.

For more information on Human Trafficking Awareness Week at NSU, please contact Jenna Knafo, President of NSU’s M.A.P.S. via e-mail (jk1124@nova.edu) or Kaisha Butz, Vice President of M.A.P.S. at (kb1325@nova.edu).

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 24,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the  largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.

 

 

January 5, 2016              

Joe Donzelli | Office of Public Affairs
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