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Argosy University, Tampa Event to Raise Awareness on Human Trafficking

Month of January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

TAMPA, FL (Jan. 16, 2013) --  January is national Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Argosy University, Tampa is helping to raise awareness of this major issue with an educational workshop on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12 pm. The event will take place at the University’s campus, located at at 1403 N. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33607. The event is open to the community.

According to the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, human trafficking is the second most common criminal activity behind the illegal drug trade and Florida has been identified as a hub for human trafficking activity, citing one of the highest incidences of human trafficking in the country.

Connie Rees, a human trafficking survivor and founder of Victims 2 Survivors and retired Deputy Dewey Williams, former commander of the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Human Trafficking Task Force will serve as keynote speakers for the event. Attendees will learn what human trafficking is, who it affects, signs of trafficking and what they can do to help battle this growing issue. Argosy University, Tampa professors will be on hand to answer audience questions about this issue.

There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP or for more information, contact Rachel Malone at (941) 224-7686.

This workshop is noncredit bearing and does not transfer into any program offered at Argosy University, Tampa.

About Argosy University
Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success.  Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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