On Wednesday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Jamie Wheeler from the Human Rescue Coalition talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about an upcoming awareness event for human trafficking.

The Human Rescue Coalition, an advocacy group for those forced into the sex industry and human trafficking, will be hosting a "Night of Awareness" informational event next month. Wheeler said that human trafficking is more common than most people realize, even here in Lubbock. She added that it's not always the sensationalized kidnapping cases that you see in TV shows and movies, and in many cases, it's actually an abusive boyfriend who forces his girlfriend into trafficking.

The Night of Awareness will take place Tuesday, August 6th, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at the Lubbock Civic Center Theater. The event is free to attend and there is no RSVP required. Starbucks will also be proving coffee for all attendees.

The Human Rescue Coalition meets the first Tuesday of the month from 11:45 AM to 1 PM at the Catholic Diocese. For more information, visit them on Facebook or E-mail them at humanrescuecoaltion@gmail.com.

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Be sure and tune in to Lubbock's First News with Tom Collins and Laura Mac weekdays from 6 AM to 8:30 AM on NewsTalk 790 KFYO and online at KFYO.com.