February is Black History Month in the United States. Honor this holiday by understanding how human trafficking affects communities of color.
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Florida Abolitionist (FA) is a non-governmental 501(c)3 organization established to campaign against modern-day slavery. FA’s approach is a focused strategy to educate, equip, and empower the community to action. Tomas J. Lares, the Founder and Executive Director of FA begun his journey in 2004 when he learned about human trafficking. Even though Lares began his involvement in the anti-human trafficking movement in 2004 it was not until 2009 that he met with a group of modern-day abolitionists who became FA’s steering committee. Together they came up with the vision, mission, and objectives of Florida Abolitionist. Just like individuals of compassion that stood against slavery more than 150 years ago, the time has come once again to shout, “NOT ON MY WATCH!“
Florida Abolitionist is an anti-human trafficking organization that networks and facilitates preventative and restorative solutions to ending modern-day slavery. We do this through mobilizing and collaborating with those in the community to end this monstrous crime together.