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International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking Event Series

February 8, 2021 | 10:15 am - 1:00 pm

“We cannot rest until trafficking in human persons is eliminated from the globe.”

– Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, Archdiocese of Miami


On Monday, February 8, 2021, please join us for a series of events honoring the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.  The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy is proud to cooperate with Campus Ministry, the Catholic Identity Committee of the Law School Faculty at St. Thomas University, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services, Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking, and Catholic Health Association of the United States.  These events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Free Online Events

PART I: Prayer Service for Reflection and Action against Human Trafficking (Online)
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM EST

Please join members of the faith community nationwide as we reflect and pray for victims and survivors of human trafficking as we strengthen our resolve to combat trafficking in persons.
Download Prayer Service Handout here.


PART II: Survivor Perspectives: Informing our Work against Human Trafficking (Online)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

This virtual panel of survivor leaders will share their perspectives and experiences to inform our work alongside survivors and against human trafficking.


Distinguished Panel:

The Honorable Robert R. Lung
District Court Judge
18th Judicial Circuit of Colorado

Mrs. Kalypso Vassalotti
Alumna 2016, Human Trafficking Academy

The Honorable Kwami Adoboe-Herrera
U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking

Ms. Rebekah Charleston
Strategic Initiatives Director
The Jensen Project


Maria Florencia Cornu Laport, Esq.
Assistant Professor of Academic Success
Member, Catholic Identity Committee
St. Thomas University College of Law


Registration for Part I & II

*Participants may attend one or both sessions.*


Part III: Live Mass for Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Join us in person or online for Mass to reflect and pray for the 40.3 Million people trapped in modern slavery around the world.  A reception will immediately follow. For in-person attendance, RSVP is required at the link below.  Due to COVID-19, seating is limited and will only be available to those who register in advance. Masks are required.


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February 8, 2021
10:15 am - 1:00 pm


The Chapel of St. Anthony, St. Thomas University College of Law
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054 United States
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