Advocating to End Human Trafficking: Justice, Equality and Economic Security for All

This free webinar is one in a series that BBCAHT and STAC is organizing during this time of social distancing and to keep up our Third Friday training schedule. We are happy to extend this invitation to friends and colleagues throughout the Big Bend and beyond – please join us!

 Friday, October 16, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Central 

Human trafficking does not happen in a vacuum – it is a reality keenly felt by those who are most vulnerable on account of inequality, age, discrimination, violence, and economic insecurity, and who often lack access to healthcare, education, good jobs, and other social supports. Children are particularly vulnerable and at-risk. Connecting the dots between societal inequality and human trafficking victimization is easy: creating change in a world rife with inequity is not. This program will explore ways all of us can make a difference to support the vulnerable and help build a better and more just world for those at-risk for being trafficked. We will also highlight actions we can all take and to help prevent trafficking and support child and adult survivors to heal and thrive during this time of COVID-19 and beyond. 


Our Panelists

Sabrina Rodriguez de Conte

Sabrina is passionate about civic engagement, social justice, and advocacy for underserved communities. Sabrina has worked for various causes and nonprofit organizations including PACE Center for Girls, Leon County Humane Society, and Office Depot Foundation. She has a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at Florida State University College of Law.


Sabrina is a board member of the Survive & Thrive Advocacy Center and works to build awareness of the realities of human trafficking in and around the local community. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Sabrina is an advocate for LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion and is a student member of the National LGBT Bar Association. In her spare time, Sabrina enjoys spending time with her wife, Christy, and son, Journey, at the beach or on the trails.

Pastor Douglas McArthur Harris

Pastor Harris is a visionary pastor, leader, social activist, and teacher engrossed in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and committed to economic justice and empowerment in underserved communities. He has been in ministry for over 20 years and serves as the senior pastor of Midway Unity Fellowship Church in Midway, Florida. He graduated from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he received his bachelor’s degree in biology. After his enrollment in Jacksonville Theological Seminary, he achieved his master’s degree and is now pursuing his doctorate in theology.

Retired as a regional specialist with the Florida Education Association for 25 years, he was president of the Gadsden Education Foundation in Quincy, Florida, where he would oversee and guide decision-making efforts to award educational assistance grants to teachers. He is the founder of Revive to Rebuild Ministries, serves on the Gadsden Pregnancy Center Board, the Executive Committee Gadsden County Baptist Association, and the Nomination Committee Florida Baptist.

Cecka Rose Green, CPM

For nearly three decades, Cecka Rose Green, CPM, enjoyed a notable communications career locally, statewide and nationally. Currently, she serves as Regional Executive Director for the Big Bend – Tallahassee Area for Children’s Home Society of Florida. CHS programs in the Region include foster care, adoption and independent living case management; Child Protection Team and Child Advocacy Center; Sexual Abuse Treatment Counseling Program; Early Steps; and Sabal Palm Elementary Community Partnership School™.

Past positions include Director of Communications at LeadingAge Florida; Communications Director for Florida Housing Finance Corporation; Director of Communications for Voices for Florida’s Children; Vice-President/Director of Communications for P&P Communications, Inc.; and Deputy Communications Director for the Florida Department of Children and Families. She has been quoted in USA TodayThe Wall Street JournalThe New York Times and The Miami Herald, in addition to in multiple broadcast, internet and print platforms.

Cecka is a former chair of the City of Tallahassee’s Community Improvement Advisory Council, and she served as a member of the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Most recently, she was selected as one of “25 Women You Need to Know” by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper. In 2014, Cecka created the FAMU $10 for 10 Challenge, a social media campaign that raised $300,000+ for FAMU and engaged 3,500 new donors. A 2015 FAMU NAA Distinguished Alumni, she was selected HBCU Digest’s 2015 Alumna of the Year and was awarded the Carrie P. Meek Servant-Leader Award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Florida and the Bahamas.

Additionally, she performs executive management and public relations consulting as CEO & chief strategist for TrubyRose Strategy Group, founded in 2019.

Robin Hassler Thompson, JD, MA – Moderator & Panelist

Robin is an attorney and consultant whose work focuses on human trafficking and violence against women. She provides consultation, education and outreach to key professionals in the justice system, social services, and health care as well as to other community leaders and policy makers locally, nationally, and internationally.


Additional Event Information

Event number: 127 860 0041 Event password: Center2020 

Sponsors: STAC in affiliation with Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the International Rescue Committee. 

Contact: STAC at stac@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org or 850-597-2080 


AUDIO will be provided through your computer. Attendance will be limited to the first 1,000 people who join this event. Please join early. 

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