We are excited to announce our Freedom in Action 2020 conference!

“Structural Vulnerability:

The Road to Human Trafficking”

Deconstructing the policies and overlapping power

hierarchies that make communities vulnerable to human trafficking

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Purchase tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/91018580023

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Conference Schedule

  • 9:30am-10:15am:  Registration & Breakfast
  • 10:15am- 10:30:  Welcome
  • 10:30am-11:20am:  Workshop Breakout Session 1
    • “How to Detect and Assist Human Trafficking Victims in Healthcare Encounters” by Jenny Vo-Phamhi | Researcher & Stanford Hume Humanities Fellow
    • “Disrupting the Foster Care System to Better Serve Youth Vulnerable to Trafficking” by Dr. Emily Murase | Director – San Francisco Department on the Status of Women
    • “Commercial sex and sex trafficking – A Regional Response” by Sharan Dhanoa | Director of Strategic Development – South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking
  • 11:30am-12:15pm:  Keynote Address
  • 12:15pm-1:10pm:  Lunch, Tabling, & Culinary Healing Circle
    • “Meals that Heal the Soul” [A Culinary Healing Circle] by Sarah Chan | Founder – Calypso Kitchen
  • 1:15pm- 2:05pm:  Workshop Breakout Session 2
    • “Creating Space: Why Housing Advocacy is Critical to Anti-Trafficking Work” by Kristen Moore | Director of Programs – San Francisco SafeHouse
    • “Making Exploitation Visible with a Multi-Disciplinary, Validated Screening Tool for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children” by Hannah Haley & Danna Basson | WestCoast Children’s Clinic
    • “Restorative Justice for Traffickers?” Panel
      • Sarai T Smith-Mazariegos | Founder & Executive Director – S.H.A.D.E
      • Darren White | Founder & Executive Director – Realized Potential Inc.
      • April Smith | Deputy District Attorney – Alameda County District Attorney’s Office – Human Exploitation & Trafficking Unit
      • Damone Hale | Attorney At Law – Criminal Defense
  • 2:05pm- 2:30pm:  Break
  • 2:30pm- 3:20pm:  Workshop Breakout Session 3
    • “Sex Workers Speak! Prioritizing the voices of sex workers in anti-trafficking work” by Celestina Pearl | Outreach Manager & Nurse – St. James Infirmary
    • “Can We Truly Stay Neutral Regarding Systems Of Prostitution?” by the F.R.E.E.D Collective
    • “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Structural Vulnerability & Human Trafficking” Panel
      • Jennifer B. Lyle | Executive Director – MISSSEY
      • Rose Mukhar | Founder, Executive Director, & Lead Attorney – Justice At Last
      • Cecilia Mo | Assistant Professor of Political Science – UC Berkeley
      • Sharmin Bock | Assistant District Attorney – Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
  • 3:30pm:  Closing Remarks

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