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Human Trafficking Awareness Forum Set For Jan. 28

The public is invited to attend this free event to learn more about human trafficking.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

The Social Action Committee of the South Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness Forum on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mastery Charter High School Auditorium located at 800 Erie Street in Camden.

The public is invited to attend this free event to learn more about the topic of human trafficking.

The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Ms. Lakisha Dean, Esq. of Lakisha N. Dean, LLC Professional Legal Services.

Forum Panel Members:

  • Pastor Gwendolyn Cook, founder and director of Women Walking in the Spirit Girls Mentoring Program
  • Captain Vivian Coley, Camden County Police Department
  • Ms. Zikea Wise-Hughes, Human Trafficking Case Manager, Center for Family Services.

Come out and learn from this panel of experts how to recognize human trafficking and what you can do to help end this heinous crime.

Human Trafficking is a crime in which force, fraud, or coercion is used to compel a person to perform labor, services, or commercial sex.

It affects all populations: adults, children, men, women, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, and all economic classes.

It exists hidden in plain sight in our communities.

Girls as young as 12 years old are being trafficked in our neighborhoods, oftentimes by their own family members.

About Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, founded in 1913, is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.

The South Jersey Alumnae Chapter provides community service in Camden County, Gloucester County, Salem County, and Cumberland County.

For more information contact: Ms. Michelle Banks-Spearman at 609-504-5145 or

National Human Trafficking Hotline

There is 24/7 help available from an advocate at the National Human Trafficking Hotline:

Text “BEFREE” or “HELP” to 233733
Note: Email response may not be immediate. If you are seeking immediate services please use the phone, chat or text options.