Second Meeting of Not4$ale Human Tracking Awareness Initiative to take place Friday, November 22, at CFCC

A panel presentation and roundtable discussions concerning human trafficking in the Wilmington region will be held at Cape Fear Community College on Friday, November 22 from 3 until 5 p.m. in the auditorium of CFCC’s newly opened Union Station building (room U-170).

This second installment of CFCC’s Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative has been designed to further engage students and the community in an understanding of human trafficking in the Wilmington area.

The goals for the program are to establish the definition of domestic human trafficking within a broader context to include both labor trafficking and sex trafficking; to lay out specifics about the local process for identifying victims and perpetrators, and for bringing them to justice; and to provide an opportunity for student/community commitment toward helping to raise awareness in our area and among peers with accurate information.

Friday’s event will feature a student-produced “person on the street” film about local residents’ perspectives on human trafficking in the area, a panel presentation about trafficking in eastern North Carolina, and roundtable discussions about what individuals can do to raise awareness.

Speakers Judith Paparozzi, Adjunct Professor, UNC Pembroke; Stacy Kaiser, Coastal Horizons Rape Crisis Center; and Deanna Stoker, Coastal Horizons Rape Crisis Center, will discuss global and local statistics, societal influences that can lead to trafficking, and prevention and intervention efforts.

This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.