Newsletter, November 2020
The past month has been really important for United Abolitionists with the launch of the tricounty alliance against human trafficking, including coordination with the local transportation agencies LYNX and Sunrail
Content Notice: In our message today we discuss some troubling topics including sex trafficking & sexual assault. This is a notice for anyone with a sensitivity to these subjects.
A Message from Tomas J. Lares, UA Founder/President
November 3, 2020
Dear Friends, Partners & Abolitionists,
Amy Smith was a single mom of a special needs infant when she was tricked and forced into sex trafficking. Her trafficker threatened to hurt her infant if she did not cooperate, tried to stop or informed the authorities. Amy ended up as a sex slave for 2 years until she was able to escape with herself and her daughter.
Amy Smith is now a survivor leader and on the board of United Abolitionists. She graduated recently from Barry Law School and is a consultant and trainer for the anti-trafficking movement.
Please continue to stand with us as we continue to assist those victimized by this horrible crime via our 24/7 hotline, triage, care coordination, and training to first responders, healthcare clinicians, hospitality workers, and the community at large.
Thank you for your continued partnership in the fight against modern-day slavery and human trafficking!
Tomas J. Lares
- Founder/President, United Abolitionists, Inc.
- Cofounder/Former Chairman, Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force
- Cofounder/Chairman, Tri-County Alliance On Human Trafficking
- Founding Member, Task Force on Computational Law for Combating Modern Slavery at MIT
- Advisory Board, University of Central Florida Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
In case you missed it
Tri-County Alliance On Human Trafficking Kick-Off with LYNX & SunRail
United Abolitionists founder, Tomas J. Lares was interviewed on October 28, 2020…
Central Florida Campaign Aims to End Human Trafficking
Survivor Amy Smith speaks during a press conference of the Seminole, Orange, and Osceola Tri-County Alliance On Human Trafficking at the LYNX Central Station in Orlando.
The group United Abolitionists is partnering with law enforcement to make sure the public knows how to spot signs of human trafficking… Read More
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UA Upcoming Abolitionists Training: sign up here
Upcoming Events in 2021:
- 13th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day events: January 27-29, 2021 – University of Central Florida & Valencia College Downtown Campus
- Super Bowl Outreach Tampa – February 5-7, 2021