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University of Maryland, College Park & University of Maryland, Baltimore to Celebrate Opening of SAFE Center in College Park

May 4, 2016

Kristen Seabolt, University of Maryland, College Park, 301-405-4621

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore will celebrate the opening of the University of Maryland SAFE (Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors. 

The SAFE Center is an interdisciplinary service, research and advocacy initiative of the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore through its formal collaborative program for innovation, MPowering the State. Located next to the College Park campus, the SAFE Center will draw on the combined resources and the wide range of disciplines of both universities to address human trafficking. Through in-house services and collaborative partnerships, the center will provide direct services to U.S. and foreign-born adult and child survivors of sex and labor trafficking. 


  • Wallace D. Loh, President, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Jay A. Perman, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Susan Esserman, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, SAFE Center Director
  • Ben Cardin, United States Senator for Maryland
  • Chris Van Hollen, United States Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District
  • Nancy Kopp, Maryland State Treasurer 
  • Angela Alsobrooks, State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County 


Monday, May 9, 2016 
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 


Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park
For directions, visit http://thestamp.umd.edu/the_stamp_student_union/directions_to_stamp 


Parking for media will be available in Union Lane Garage. 


A mult-box audio feed will be available at the event.


Please RSVP to Kristen Seabolt, 301-405-4621, kseabolt@umd.edu