When two Brownsville residents were charged in May with importing and harboring unauthorized immigrants for prostitution, UTB-TSC student Yadira Gonzalez started to wonder how she could bring awareness to the presence of human trafficking in the Rio Grande Valley.
On Saturday, Gonzalez presented a community discussion about human trafficking and slavery, sponsored by the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College Center for Civic Engagement and the International Christian Center.
“We can learn the signs of human trafficking,” Gonzalez said. “We can let victims know their rights so they can escape the situations they’re in and improve their lives.”
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