Pompano Beach draws attention to human trafficking in educational panel (includes video story)

The city of Pompano Beach hosted a panel to raise awareness about human trafficking and sexual abuse.

The Female Development World Organization (FDWO), with the sponsorship of Pompano Beach, brought the event “Creating Safer Neighborhood Symposium” to life.

Founder of FDWO, Dr. Lavern Deer, made her first major impact on Florida by working with Florida legislators. In 2019, she helped create the Human Trafficking Bill, which made Florida the first state to teach human trafficking education in schools.

“Even though we are working with the middle and high schools, we also want to educate our college students,” said Deer. “These perpetrators know how to watch and study and see who is most vulnerable.”

Aisha is a journalist at Florida International University and passionate about the entertainment industry. Ambrister hopes to host awards and television shows.

Ambrister is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success where she has developed leadership and organizational skills. She plans to pursue her master's degree in journalism at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. 

Ambrister will graduate from the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media with a Bachelor of Arts in digital broadcast and media with an area of concentration in Psychology in 2024.