Every year, millions of men, women, and children worldwide are victims of human trafficking. No country or state is immune, not even Washington State.
Community residents will have the opportunity to hear about human trafficking from someone who has been there and survived on Thursday, January 31, when Peninsula College’s Studium Generale program presents “Human Trafficking: One Survivor’s Story.”
The free program will be in the college’s Little Theater on the main campus and will begin at 12:35 pm. The presentation is cosponsored by Soroptimist International of Port Angeles―Jet Set and Soroptimist International of Port Angeles―Noon Club “Nicole’s” story is both heart-breaking and hopeful, and it is a powerful message to all that human trafficking cannot be allowed to continue.
“Nicole” was caught up in trafficking at the age of 17. For the next several years, she was transported to more than seven states in our country, where she was forced to “work.”
With the help of the FBI Victim Assistance Program, her case was adjudicated. Today, at the age of 23, she has entered college and is beginning to put her life back in order. This will be her first speaking engagement since she revealed her experiences and began the long path back to normalcy.