Save the Date for March 10 by Linda Patterson

 Thursday, March 10

What: Sacramento Branch Meeting and Program

“Human Trafficking in the Sacramento Region”

The Sacramento area and the Central Valley is a hotspot for human trafficking. Federal agents putthis_on_calendar_clip_art_1_working out of the FBI’s Sacramento field office and local law enforcement in June 2014 rescued nine underage girls working as prostitutes and nabbed seven pimps as part of the Bureau’s Operation Cross Country program, which recovers exploited children. This was the sixth-highest total of recoveries of the FBI’s 54 field offices, officials said at the time.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office has set up a special Task Force to address the issue with the public.  “It’s up to us to admit that Sacramento has an issue,” said Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby in a recent Sacramento Bee article. “An issue equates to an opportunity – an opportunity to be a leader.”

Come hear what is being done to curb these crimes in our community

Guest Speakers:  Jenny Williamson, Executive Director, Courage Worldwide; Jan Scully, Founder and Director, Family Justice Center; Holly Gibbs, survivor and health educator at Dignity Healthcare; and Sonia Satchell, Deputy District Attorney, Sacramento District Attorney’s Office and member of the Human Trafficking Task Force

Where:  St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 2391 St. Mark’s Way, Sacramento

Time:  Doors open at 6:15 PM, Program begins at 7:00 PM and ends at 9:30 PM

Sponsors/Co-Sponsors:  AAUW Sacramento Branch, AAUW California State University Sacramento Branch, Department of Human Assistance, National Council of Jewish Women, Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Sacramento Alumni Chapter, Davis Branch AAUW, Assistance League, 100 Black Women and the Daughters of Penelope