Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Human Trafficking Awareness Event Nov. 13

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Collier County Coalition Against Human Trafficking, will hold an anti-human trafficking community event in Immokalee on Saturday, Nov. 13.

A Day without Slavery will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st St.

This event for seasonal farm workers and members of the community will provide information on human trafficking awareness and ways to identify victims of human trafficking.

Members of the Sheriff's Office Immokalee substation, Minority Affairs Task force and Crime Prevention Section will also be on hand to provide information about other programs the Sheriff's Office offers to the public. The Collier County Health Department and other area service providers will be on hand to provide information and services to attendees.

This event will also feature entertainment, refreshments and activities for children. A Day without Slavery is open to everyone regardless of their immigration status. IDs will not be checked.

CCSO will also give away bike lights at the event. Bicyclists who would like a bike light must bring their bike to the event.