A concert at Barry University Thursday evening aims to spread awareness of the dangers of human trafficking. On its website, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center names Florida as the state with the third-highest number of reported human trafficking cases.
Sponsored by the university’s School of Social Work, “Stand For Hope: A Concert Benefiting Human Trafficking Awareness & Education” will be hosted by Maria Clara Rodriguez, director of Project GOLD. The concert will feature performances by “Butterfly,” “Latin Roots,” “Fulano de Tal” and “Erica Sommers.” Guest speakers include Nathan Earl, CEO of Ark of Freedom; Jorge Vieta, CEO of Life of Freedom Center; Bethany Brimer Gilot, human trafficking director of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice; and Sandy Skelaney, CEO of Ignition Fund.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Barry, 11300 NE Second Ave in Miami Shores. Admission is free.