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International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking & Gillen-Massey Award Luncheon

February 8, 2023 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy in cooperation with A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center invites you to join us for a luncheon for International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking at St. Thomas University Goldbloom Convocation Hall on February 8, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. The luncheon will immediately follow Mass at the Chapel of St. Anthony to pray for victims and survivors of human trafficking.

The recipients of the 2023 Gillen-Massey Award and the inaugural Gillen-Massey Intercultural Human Rights Scholarship will be announced at the luncheon. “Michele Gillen was a larger-than-life personality, a formidable journalist who put her sharp wisdom and unbound passion into exploring a hidden problem in our own backyard at a time when no one else did. I deeply treasure having partnered with her since the early 2000s. Kyla Massey was everyone’s daughter, sister, friend exploited in an industry that commodifies human beings – a ruthless and pervasive phenomenon that should shock the conscience of everyone. She is an angel who we can never forget,” said Dr. Roza Pati, Founding Director of the John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. For directions and a campus map, click here.

 

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Mass – International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm (EST)

Please join us on February 8 for Mass to commemorate the International Day of Prayer & Awareness Against Human Trafficking as we pray for victims and survivors of human trafficking. The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy is proud to cooperate with Campus Ministry on this Mass.

 

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2023 Gillen-Massey Award

Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2023

The Gillen-Massey Award was established by A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center in 2022 with the inaugural Award presented to Dr. Roza Pati, Founding Director of the John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy of St. Thomas University College of Law. Since that time, A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center and the John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy of St. Thomas University College of Law annually receive nominations for deserving journalists, survivors, educators, service providers, and advocates combatting human trafficking throughout the world in honor and remembrance of the Award’s namesakes: Michele Gillen and Kyla Massey.

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Inaugural Gillen-Massey Intercultural Human Rights Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023

The Gillen-Massey Intercultural Human Rights Scholarship was established in memory of Michele Gillen and Kyla Massey by A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center together with contributions from their loved ones and other supporters of the LL.M./J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights of St. Thomas University College of Law. The Scholarship provides financial assistance to meritorious graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to human rights issues currently enrolled in the Intercultural Human Rights Program at St. Thomas University College of Law, a Program that both Ms. Gillen and Ms. Massey cooperated with against human trafficking for many years.

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Date:
February 8, 2023
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Venue

Goldbloom Convocation Hall at Main Library, St. Thomas University College of Law
16401 NW 37th Ave.
Miami, FL 33054 United States
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