Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority joins Trafficking Hope in the fight to Eradicate Human Trafficking

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Shown are, from left, Michelle Jackson, Stella Jackson, Daraka Miles, Chandra Stacie, Linda Early Brown, Christine Baamonde and Alexis Alexander.

On Sept. 9, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Nu Gamma Omega's  Chapter collaborated with Christine Baamonde, Awareness Coordinator for Trafficking Hope, a non-profit organization to host an educational awareness forum during its regular scheduled sorority meeting.  The objective of the presentation was to bring awareness to human trafficking and to share with the members the many opportunities that exist to help eradicate human trafficking.

Sorority members have collectively organized to assist in ending human trafficking through one of its social justice initiatives.  Daraka Miles who serves as Chairman for the Social Justice Committee ensures that continued educational programs will be an emphasis in months ahead and that members are made aware of the presence of human trafficking in communities and its impact to all involved.

The Workshop focus included identifying potential victims, securing and supporting anti-trafficking laws, and ways to provide support, encouragement, and protection for human trafficking survivors. Committee member,  Michelle Jackson, coordinated the activity and was instrumental in the Sorority providing recreational supplies for use by residents of  Hope House, a long term care facility for victims of human trafficking.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Nu Gamma Omega Chapter was chartered in 1980 in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area and is currently being led by president Linda Early Brown.  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated mission is to provide service to all mankind.