On January 7, 2015, Mayor Bober of the City of Hollywood issued a Proclamation Against Human Trafficking and designated January 11 of each year as Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The Mayor presented the proclamation to the board members of BHTC. Mayor Bober was the only Broward County mayor to present a 2015 HT Awareness Day proclamation to the coalition. In 2015, the City of Hollywood joined a list of cities across the U. S. which have also declared January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The passage of these proclamations has helped to educate local community officials about the issue and engaged them in the fight against modern day slavery in their communities and to put an end to this criminal activity and restore freedom and dignity to survivors. Hollywood has renewed their commitment in 2016 & 2017.
All this was made possible thanks to BHTC's community member Nancy Fowler's hard work, persistence and dedication to this cause.
BHTC IN ACTION
BHTC holds an annual fundraiser every year. We raise funds to produce awareness raising materials, and to fund our local training and networking efforts. We thank everyone for their monetary and time contributions. We are a volunteer organization and appreciate your desire to help us combat human trafficking.
The “Train the Trainer” course was specifically designed to dispel myths and stereotypes about human trafficking, domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) and the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). BHTC’s most specific goal is to inform, educate and equip service providers with the knowledge and tools necessary to become trainers and educators within their own agencies and communities.
Promoting awareness in the community
BHTC attends every community event it can to help our local and regional partners raise awareness about and fight human trafficking. Please send us your event information and we will always try and send a representative.
Our Board Members also participate as trainers and speakers at many local and national events. All of our presenting Board Members have been trained to present on human trafficking issues that particularly affect southeast Florida. Please let us know if you would like a speaker for your event - we require at least 30 days advance notice. We also occasionally hold train the trainer events. Please check back for new dates and information.
Community awareness is key to combatting human trafficking. Check our website and Facebook so you can attend local events as well. There is strength in our numbers!
BHTC annual fundraiser
BHTC Train the Trainer
Promoting awareness in local government