Raul Alonzo/Staff Writer
State Representative Todd Hunter will be heading an all-day summit concerning human trafficking on the Del Mar College campus on March 29th, open to the public. Beginning at 8:00 am with registration and coffee for attendees, the summit will consist of seven presentations throughout the day by keynote speakers followed by panel discussions comprised of community leaders, law experts and advocacy groups.
“This is a critical issue to the state, Texas needs to educate and bring this issue to the public. Texas has an opportunity to be a leader nationwide in creating laws to combat human trafficking,” said Hunter Campaign Manager Angie Flores.
Speakers include Victoria County Sheriff T. Michael O’Connor, Bexar County DA office prosecutor Kirsta Melton, President and CEO of the Texas Anti-Trafficking in Persons group Chris Burchell, Dennis Mark of Redeemed Ministries, U.S. Attorney Maria Trujillo, the honorable Senfronia Thompson of the House Local and Consent Calendars Committee, attorney and human rights advocate Mary Rankin and Kelly Spruill of the Coastal Bend Coalition Against Modern Day Slavery.
Students interested in attending can also visit www.electtoddhunter.com for registration and a full schedule of the summit’s events.