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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Each year, Angel Moms for Place of Hope at The Leighan and David Rinker Campus host an awareness luncheon to bring light to this dark issue. 83% of victims identified in the United States were U.S. citizens. The average age of a sex trafficked victim is 13. Florida continues to rank third in the nation for this epidemic of modern slavery.
This year, we will have Regina Calcaterra, Author as our guest speaker. Regina is the author of "Etched in Sand," a New York Times best selling memoir about her unspeakable childhood and her story of determination to overcome through education and hope. She is a passionate advocate for children in need. Recently, Regina and her sister, Rosie Maloney, released the highly anticipated sequel, "Girl Unbroken." Rosie's memoir tells her story of being removed from foster care, unwillingly isolated by her mother and forced into labor as a farm hand.
Join us to hear Regina's inspirational story and to learn about what Place of Hope is doing to end human trafficking and restore freedom to survivors. Tickets are $75 and are available for purchase here.
If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call now.