Abolish Movement News
  • Outdoor Human Trafficking Sculpture Exhibit Presented by The Junior League of Tampa

    The Junior League of Tampa presents “Casting Justice”, a series of outdoor Human Trafficking sculptures by Jenn Garrett beginning January 7, 2015. The outdoor exhibit is located at 87 Columbia Dr. Tampa, FL. The exhibit is free.

    Each sculpture is an individual figure formed to the scale of the victim it represents. On the outside, their faces are obscured by the QR code and masked by white paint, in essence, making them a commodity. However, upon closer viewing you will see the beautifully painted inside of each figure, which represents the potential of each figure shining through. For more information please visit:

  • Free screening of the Documentary “A Path Appears”

    A free screening of A Path Appears set for January 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tampa Theatre (711 North Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602). Join The Junior League of Tampa, the Abolish Movement and WEDU Community Cinema for this informative event. The film A Path Appears by Maro Chermayeff goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. This is a free event but seating is limited. Tickets available via: ( Following the film, join in a community discussion about Human Trafficking in Tampa Bay with local non profit organizations that are fighting this modern day form of slavery.

  • The Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Awareness Week Kick off Rally is January 10, 2015

    The Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Awareness Week Kick off Rally will be held at the Salvation Army Community Center, 1100 West Sligh Ave. Tampa, FL from 4-7 p.m. on January 10, 2015.

    Join other community, local, and state leaders as they take the pledge to end Human Trafficking in Tampa Bay. Enjoy scrumptious Food Trucks, live music, face painting, a magician, and a balloon artist. In addition, purchase items made with non-slavelabor at the Fair Trade Market. Gain knowledge on how you can help end Human Trafficking through the expertise of over 20 Tampa Bay Area organizations including The Abolish Movement. Hear the call to action led by local law enforcement and participate in a moving Survivor-Led Candle light vigil.

  • 2015 Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Awareness Week

    The 2015 Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Awareness Week is set for January 10, 2015-January 17, 2015.
  • 2014 Human Trafficking Summit

    Are you interested in learning more about the Human Trafficking issue in Florida? The 2014 Florida Human Trafficking Summit will be taking place on October 9 – 10, 2014 at USF Tampa’s Marshall Student Center. The summit will focus on labor and sex trafficking of both children and adults. There will be breakout and general sessions with guest speakers from local law enforcement, Homeland Security and the US Department of Justice.

  • 3rd Annual Training Conference

    May 28, 2014 – May 30, 2014
    Sheraton Sand Key on Clearwater Beach
    1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
    International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators (IAHTI) hosts their 3rd Annual Training Conference.

    Click here to register.

  • Weekend of Prayer and Fasting

    Sept 12, 2014- Sept 13, 2014
    Tampa Community Worship Center
    1100 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL
    Salvation Army’s International Weekend of Prayer and Fasting for Victims of Human Trafficking.

    National Leaders in the field STAND together on this weekend to present critical issues focused on Demand Reduction. Topics include: Media’s Impact On the Glamorization of Sex, Creating Healing Space for Survivors -Trauma Informed Perspective, How to Get Men To Stop Purchasing Sex, & Impact of Addiction on Demand. CSEC Training, Prayer Walk, and Candlelight Vigil included in this free weekend event.


  • Too Close to Home Screening

    Thurs. March 20, 2014, 11 AM-1 PM
    St. Paul’s Family Center
    12708 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.  Tampa, FL 33618
    Join the event as Too Close to Home, a WEDU documentary on human trafficking in Tampa Bay will be shown for viewer’s consideration. Meet a panel of experts ready to discuss the issue and how it affects Tampa Bay drastically.

  • Collaborative Labs Event Announcement Letter

  • Collaborative Labs event Addressing Human Trafficking

    Fri. Feb 13, 2014,  8:30 AM- 4 PM
    St. Petersburg College EpiCenter
    13805 58th St. N.,  Clearwater, FL 33760
    Hillsborough County, through the Department of Children and Youth Services, and the Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking-Tampa Bay will host a one-day interactive session to address Human Trafficking. An expert facilitator will guide community leaders through a unique gap analysis and problem resolution process.  Participants will also develop the framework for a community cooperative model which could be adopted nationally. Seating is limited. Lunch will be available for purchase.

    Click here for more information.

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