January 2018 Meeting

Can it Happen in Long Beach?

Saturday January 6, 2018, The Grand Long Beach

According to the Department of Homeland Security, “Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.”
While human trafficking is most often thought of as a form of sex trafficking, every year millions of men, women, and children are trafficked globally for purposes of forced labor, domestic servitude, or removal of their organs. It is estimated that human trafficking is second only to drug trafficking generating billions of dollars (footnote 1).
Another misconception about human trafficking is that it is an international issue, when in fact, it is a national issue taking place in many cities right in our backyard. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 6 of the 18,500 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims, and that 86% of these likely sex trafficking victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they went missing.
Victims of sex trafficking vary with many victims becoming romantically involved with some-one who then forces, coerces, or manipulates them into prostitution. Others are lured by modeling,
or a better job. Victims can be women, men, children, U.S. citizens, and foreign nationals, with many coming from vulnerable populations including foster youth, runaways,
victims of sexual assault and domestic violence to name a few.
Our January program features Alicia Revels, Human Trafficking Coordinator with the YWCA Greater Los Angeles. The YWCA is committed to fighting human trafficking, exploitation and modern-day slavery, and provide help and resources for victims and survivors of human trafficking. Learn about the prevalence of Human Trafficking, particularly sex trafficking, in our community, what law enforcement and community agencies are doing about it, and tips for recognizing the signs of trafficking and what you can do as a concerned community member.


1) https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/what-human-trafficking

2) http://www.missingkids.com/theissues/cse/cstt

3) https://polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/sex-trafficking



Please RSVP by December 27th

Looking forward to see you there!!

Payment and event details below:

Saturday, January 6, 2018
9:30 a.m. Check-in and Mingle
10:00 a.m Buffet Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Program
11:30 a.m. Business Meeting
12:00 Adjourn

Place: The Grand
4101 E. Willow St. LB, 90815

Build Your Own Buffet Breakfast Menu:
Sliced Fruit Platter, Cheese and Vegetable
Scramble, Sweet Potato Hash, Sausage.
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Option: Roasted Butternut Squash.
Coffee, tea, juice choices.
Price: $23.50 per person

Questions about the location? Contact Daphne Ching-Jackson at dchingjackson@verizon.net

RSVP: You may make a payment for the January meeting using PayPal or completing and mailing the reservation form on the last page of the AAUW Vantage January 2018 newsletter. Please send your payment to aauwlongbeach@gmail.com using PayPal.

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