UMD students partner with College Park SAFE Center to raise awareness of human trafficking

Susan G. Esserman, Founder and Director of the University of Maryland Safe Center for Human Trafficking Survivors, speaks about how common human trafficking in the united states, including in the immediate area. (Josh Loock/The Diamondback)

Susan G. Esserman, Founder and Director of the University of Maryland Safe Center for Human Trafficking Survivors, speaks about how common human trafficking in the united states, including in the immediate area. (Josh Loock/The Diamondback)

By Naomi Grant

Published November 29, 2016

Susan Esserman, director and founder of College Park's SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors, didn't mince words regarding the prevalence of human trafficking in the state of Maryland.

"There are 50 brothels within seven minutes' driving distance from this very spot," she said in Stamp Student Union's Margaret Brent Room on Tuesday night...