Cape Fear Community College Group Shedding Light on “Sex Trafficking in the Port City”

March 28th, 2016 by Sonya Johnson

Cape Fear Community College’s Community Involvement and Service Learning Alliance will host a panel discussion entitled “Sex Trafficking in the Port City” on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in CFCC’s Union Station Auditorium (U-170) from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. The event is part of CFCC’s human trafficking awareness initiative, Not4$ale, and is open to the public. Presenters will include Sergeant Bill Woolf of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force; MaLisa Johnson Umstead, founder of A Safe Place; and Lindsey Roberson, former prosecutor for the New Hanover County District Attorney’s office, and the first attorney to obtain a conviction under North Carolina’s Safe Harbor Act for Victims of Sex Trafficking.

“CFCC’s Not4$ale initiative endeavors to shed light on the issue of modern day slavery and exploitation in North Carolina and on the east coast. It may be hard to believe that this kind of business happens here in Wilmington, and that’s what it is – a business. That’s why it’s important for people to come to our events and to workshops and training series done by our partners across the state; Project Fight, Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now, a Safe Place, and others. People need to hear the facts as told by those who work with advocacy and restoration every day,” said Kate Santhuff, CFCC’s Educational Partnerships Liaison.

In addition to the public event, CFCC will hold a special workshop for law enforcement professionals from 8:00 AM – noon on March 30, as well as a session designed for educators from 4:00-6:00 PM.

For more information about any of CFCC’s Not4$ale events, call 910-362-7862.