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MPI NF September Educational Luncheon

September 14, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
White Hall
400 N Hogan St
Jacksonville, Florida
United States

Join us on September 14th at White Hall for our Educational Event, where we will hear from Marina Anderson on "Human Trafficking: What the Event Industry Must Know."

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11:00AM - 11:30AM              Networking
11:30AM - 11:35AM              President's Welcome
11:35AM - 12:00PM              Lunch
12:00PM - 1:15PM                Presentation
1:15PM-1:30PM                    MPI 101


Member Registration- $35
Virtual Member Registration- $20
Non Member Registration- $50
Virtual Non Member Registration- $30
Student Registration-$20

If you are a Non-Member and want to take advantage of the discount, please consider joining MPI and our chapter. You can reach out to our very helpful Membership committee with any questions you may have.

SPEAKER: Marina Anderson 

Marina Anderson, regional human trafficking coordinator with the Florida Department of Children and Families,. She joined the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office of Child Welfare team in May 2015.  She is a certified expert in human trafficking, and an expert in critical injury, domestic violence, physical/sexual abuse and human trafficking. She is an executive board member of the Northeast Region Human Trafficking Coalition and Freedom 7 Human Trafficking Coalition.


Join us for and important training on Hospitality Human Trafficking. This educational session educates you on the types and extent of human trafficking, indicators of human trafficking, and factors that place a person at greater risk of being a victim. Together, we will recognize the departments in the hospitality industry that may come in contact with a human trafficking victim, and receive resources to help these victims. Gain insight to guide your organization on identifying and reporting human trafficking, and keeping our events safe.



Rethreaded's mission is to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business.

Rethreaded provides a second chance at life through employment for survivors of human trafficking in Jacksonville, Florida. Women have employment opportunities in different facets of the company including production, inventory, sales, marketing and finance/admin.

Rethreaded also operates as a distribution company that sells products from like-minded businesses who also employ women who have found freedom from the sex trade.

T-shirts are always a great need for Rethreaded! Please bring 100% cotton t-shirts with no side seams to the MPI Luncheon to help further Rethreaded's Mission.


Venue Details

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In the early 20th Century, The Seminole Club was at the top of the social scene and hosted many dignitaries, including President Teddy Roosevelt, President Dwight Eisenhower, and President John F. Kennedy. For 100 years, the club maintained high status in Jacksonville, until its eventual closing in 2004. The City recognized the building as a historic structure in 2006.

Across the street from City Hall, this Jacksonville landmark sat empty for a full decade, until it underwent a $2.3 million

renovation and opened to Sweet Pete’s and Candy Apple Café. The renovation brightened up the space with fresh paint and flooring, but kept much of the structural grandeur – rich wood, ornate fireplaces, and large windows.

Fast forward to 2020, the building was purchased by local developer JWB and is still home to Sweet Pete’s. The third floor, however, has been completely transformed into a 3000 sq. ft. upscale event space, and renamed White Hall. It’s a beautiful and much needed downtown space, and perfect for weddings, corporate parties and private events. Rental of White Hall is managed by Destination Planning Corporation.


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