Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the commissioner and some board members of The Enitan Story

News Release

Contact: Bukola Oriola
Email: info@enitan.org
Phone: 763-516-4359

December 30, 2013

For Immediate Release

 

         The Enitan Story to Hold Human Trafficking Awareness Day Event on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014        

Saturday, January 11, 2014 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking worldwide.   It started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

The Enitan Story, a nonprofit organization providing services to victims and survivors of human trafficking will host an event to commemorate Human Trafficking Awareness Day. It will be held at the Maple Grove Library in the Main Street Meeting Room, located at 8001 Main St. N., Maple Grove, MN 55369, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public and will include educational handouts, basic training on human trafficking, and a host of speakers including the key note speaker Salima Oines Khakoo, CEO and Managing Attorney of American Dream Law LLC, located in South Minneapolis. Ms. Khakoo is actively involved in legal options for human trafficking and other crime victims. She is an adjunct faculty at Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law. She also serves as a mediator for her religious community’s Conciliation and Arbitration Board, handling marital and commercial disputes.  Ms. Khakoo will shed light on the types of support human trafficking victims need, especially legal help.

Bukola Oriola, Founder and President of The Enitan Story said, “I would like to encourage people to come out and learn about the various forms of trafficking. Human trafficking is more than just sex trafficking. Labor trafficking and organ trafficking are other forms. It is important that members of the community learn about this horrific crime and how to protect their loved ones and neighbors near and far. Moreover, we will be providing basic training on what human trafficking is, how to identify victims and ways to help. Education is key in preventing our loved ones from becoming victims of human trafficking.”

For more information about the event or The Enitan Story in general, email info@enitan.org or call 763-516-4359.

About The Enitan Story

The Enitan Story is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization with the mission to advocate for victims and empower survivors of human trafficking. The Enitan Story is a partner of the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking campaign, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative to increase the identification of trafficking victims in the United States and to help those victims receive the benefits and services they need to restore their lives. For more information: www.enitan.org.

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