Human Trafficking in San Mateo County
Mike Brosnan, Anti-Trafficking Program Coordinator for San Mateo County;
Betty Ann Hagenau, Founder and Executive Director of Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition;
Catherine Egli, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Kaiser Permanente, Volunteer Ambassador with Shared Hope International;
Denicia Cormier, Social Worker for San Mateo County, Children and Family Services;
Regina Evans, Business Entrepreneur and Trafficking Survivor.
A reception will follow.
The Before Our Very Eyes campaign hopes Human Trafficking Awareness Day will show people what to look for and how to act in response to this injustice. Why is it called modern-day slavery? Human trafficking involves one person controlling another and exploiting him/her for work. Instead of being held by law, victims are trapped physically, psychologically, financially or emotionally by their traffickers. Very often, victims have no understanding of their right to the freedoms guaranteed to them in this country. Maintaining that ignorance benefits the traffickers. Itís happening right now and right here.
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Sunday, August 21: Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse
Thursday, September 1: Who Speaks for the Land with Robert Buelteman