Upcomming Trainings


Human Trafficking (Modern Day Slavery) What adult Education Practitioners Need to Know


at the English Center

3501S.w.28th Street, Room E-1, Miami, Fl. 33133

Past Trainings

Training for Region 5 – Palm Beach County ESOL Teachers (December 2008)

Training for Region 5 – Miami-Dade County ESOL Teachers (February 2009)

Call: +850-644-4550

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Executive Director




Terry Coonan, J. D., M.A., M.Div.

850/644-4633 (FAX) tcoonan@admin.fsu.edu

Terry Coonan graduated from the University of Notre Dame, subsequently working in Chile and Central America with torture victims and the families of the disappeared. After studying law on a human rights fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, he was selected for the Justice Department Honors Program, and served for several years advising U.S. judges on immigration and refugee law. He went on to litigate asylum and torture victim protection cases throughout the country.

He has also worked with the UN SubCommission for Human Rights in Geneva and the UN High Commission for Refugees in Washington, D.C. Since its founding in 2000, he has served as the Executive Director of the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and is an Associate Professor in the FSU School of Criminology.

He teaches courses in Refugee &' Asylum Law (FSU Law School), International Human Rights and Film (FSU Film School) and International Human Rights Law (FSU Criminology School). He continues to litigate pro bono asylum, domestic violence, and trafficking victim cases nationwide.