by Nikki Truax, BSW candidate
On February 1, 2013, as part of National Freedom Day, Partners Against Human Trafficking (PATH-NC), held a press conference and recognized community leaders and organizations that have been working hard to bring awareness and combat human trafficking in our area. Meredith College‘s “Angels Against Trafficking” (AAT), a campus club bringing awareness in regards to human trafficking, was one of those groups that were recognized for their work in the community and on Meredith campus. Rebecca Wyatt, a Junior at Meredith College and President of AAT, was asked to speak at the press conference and give some details about the club’s activities on campus. For example, AAT raised money and participated in the “Stop Child Trafficking Now” Walk this past fall, and was also able to present a check for $300.00 to the organization, in addition to what was raised from the race. The club has also done simulations at The Gathering as well as speaking engagements on campus and in the community. The club’s faculty advisor, Stacy Pardue, works closely with the members and help with organizing the events.
Starting from the left we have Jean Webb, Taylor Hudgins, Nideara Tucker, Samantha Noland, Sherriff Donnie Harrison , Rebecca Wyatt, Kaylynn Newton, Rachel Matthews, Kiosha Cummings.
Juniors: Nikki Truax, VP of Social Work Club and Rebecca Wyatt, President of Angels Against Trafficking accept the check for the money raised by Meredith College students, that was donated to Stop Child Trafficking Now.
About the Author
Nikki Truax is at Junior at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., where she is working towards her Bachelor degree in Social Work with a Minor in Crime and Justice Studies. Also, Monica is heavily involved in campus and community services, as she is a volunteer with Interact of Wake County, Vice President of the Social Work Club, and Vice President of WINGS. WINGS is an organization on Meredith’s campus that means, “Women in New Goal Setting”, and this represents non-traditional students