Monday, October 17, 2011

Human Trafficking Awareness Event Nov. 12

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 November.

A Day without Slavery is scheduled for Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st St.

This event for seasonal farmworkers 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 also 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.

Radio station WAFZ La Ley 92.1 FM will broadcast live from the event.