SGA Lecture Series: Human Trafficking

Florida International University’s Student Government Leading The Way In The Fight Against Human Trafficking


January 4, 2013, Miami, FL., —The Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (SGC-MMC) in collaboration with I.M.P.A.C.T. and Camila Luna, is coordinating with state and local government officials including Florida state Representative Jose-Felix Diaz to bring awareness to the growing problem of human trafficking in our society and around the world.


On January 28, 2013, SGA and I.M.P.A.C.T. will be sponsoring the Camila Luna Human Trafficking event from 6pm-9pm in the Graham Center Ballrooms of Florida International University. The event will be an interactive seminar with the aim to educate students about the plight of those who have been made victims of this illicit trade, which experts refer to as the modern day slave trade.


Florida International University students as well as the general public will have the opportunity to hear from various speakers including Rep. Jose-Felix Diaz; Maria Rodriguez, Kristi House representative; Jorge Vietia, Life for Freedom Center representative; Anna Vallejo, Human Trafficking specialized defense attorney; Becky Dymond, trauma psychologist; and Regina Bernadin, International Rescue Committee representative to discuss the issue and its consequences from various societal perspectives.


I.M.P.A.C.T was founded to help spread awareness about the immense issue of human trafficking and modern day slavery. “This heinous act enslaves 27 million individuals worldwide, including on our own home soil; we must stand up and fight for justice,” shares Anna Yengibaryan, President of I.M.P.A.C.T.


“Human trafficking is an epidemic in which men, women, and children are sexually and physically exploited and sold over hundreds of times a day. This is happening in our backyards, and we can’t continue to ignore it,” states Camila Luna.


It is a top priority of SGC-MMC, I.M.P.A.C.T. and Camila Luna, is to ensure that the student body is acutely aware of global problems in order to truly provide the global education for which FIU is known; “Florida International University’s Student Government understands that we must shed light on and work towards the extermination of human trafficking to make our planet ‘Worlds Ahead.’ Our work, as a university and as student leaders will not ignore the most vulnerable among us.” says Student Government Lectures Coordinator.



For any questions, comments, concerns or other inquires please contact.


Anna Yengibaryan (305) 322-4943.



In Panther Spirit,

Oliver Diaz-Neda

Press Secretary- Student Government Association


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