Angelina Spencer, President
Empowerment Enterprises, Ltd.
How Writers can Help Human Trafficking Victims
Angelina Spencer, one of the founders of Empowerment Enterprises, Ltd. a Washington, D.C.-based government relations firm that advocates against human trafficking, is resilient and determined, and she’s firm with anyone who gets between her and her coffee.
When asked about beaches or pools, she said, “The serenity of a quiet beach – sans Speedos,” and as for health food or junk food? “Bacon!” She does her best writing when she lets go and stops thinking too much. Computers distract her, because she keeps checking Facebook to see who has completed their books before her.
Just the Facts
In 2015, she was an “ICE Director’s Service to Homeland Award” nominee for meeting the mandates of the White House & Congress in the battle against human trafficking.
Additionally, Spencer and her colleagues met with Maria Odam, DHS Chair of the Blue Campaign, to discuss and build future anti-trafficking public policy measures. Spencer’s effort with federal special agents at the Department of Homeland Security was also featured in Homeland Security’s Federal Blue Campaign on Capitol Hill in 2011. In February of this year, she traveled to Moscow, Russia, as part of an outreach team to teach delegates and business owners on how to recognize and report potential victims.
Angelina earned a master’s degree in strategic political public relations from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, co-earning its prestigious Henry D. Paley valedictorian award in 2013, out of 400 students. She is also a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Collier Class 2013. During the summer, she took a creative writing class at The London School of Journalism, with the hope of enhancing her contributions to her local writer’s group, who are also members of the Press Club of Southwest Florida.
In addition to her work, she is a vetted volunteer with the Collier County Sheriff’s Department, where she collaborates with the Special Crimes Bureau Anti-Human Trafficking Unit and has spoken before various groups and on radio to create awareness about the growing crime of human trafficking.
Angelina is a member of the Press Club of Southwest Florida, The East Naples Civic Association and serves on the Greater Naples Better Government Committee in Florida. She tries to write, with limited success, but keeps going—and she loves her “Bear” very much. She has six almost perfect children that thankfully have semi-grown up and left home or were booted out.
The event will take place Monday, November 16, 11:30 – 1:30 at the Hilton Naples – 5111 U.S. 41 North in Naples.
Starter: The Wedge: Iceberg Lettuce, Tomatoes, Bacon Bits, Green Onions, Blue Cheese Crumbles and Ranch Dressing
Primary: Roasted Key Lime Tilapia, Tomato Basil Relish, Mashed Potatoes & Vegetable Bouquetiere
Alternate: Risotto Cake with Peas, Peppers & Herbed Vinaigrette (vegetarian)
Dessert: Caramel Apple Pie
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