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Human Trafficking Seminar

July 23, 2019

Panama City, Fla. – Freedom 180, the Positive Youth Development Program of the Florida Department of Health in Bay County, and Florida State University’s Panama City Campus are proud to announce the More Th>n A Nu#ber: A Human Trafficking Seminar on Friday, July 26th, 2019, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. This FREE conference will be held at Florida State University’s Panama City Campus (4750 Collegiate Dr., Panama City, FL 32405), specifically the Holley Building, in the Holley Lecture Hall. The conference will be focused on Human Trafficking; not only recognizing the signs, but what an individual can do to help eradicate Human Trafficking in their area.

Freedom 180 is dedicated to enriching the lives of the youth in Bay County through education, mentorship, and training. From a public health standpoint, Human Trafficking is detrimental to the livelihood of our State, and Florida happens to be #3 in the nation for Human Trafficking. We believe Human Trafficking is also a huge threat to our youth, and we are partnering with FSU Panama City to bring awareness to this subject.

Our keynote speaker for the event, Nicole Phillips, is the Founder & Executive Director of Lavished, an organization that works with women who currently work or are transitioning out of the commercial sex industry. Along with the keynote session, we are offering presentations from many other experts in the field. Among them is Captain Jason & Michelle Daffin, who will provide information regarding Human Trafficking from a Law Enforcement Perspective. We also have the honor of hearing from two survivors of Human Trafficking; one that was trafficked in Northwest Florida including Bay County.

For more information, contact Sean Smith at

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