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2019 Annual Conference “Surviving the Systems: Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium”

September 27, 2019 | San Francisco Federal Building, Conference Center

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking & National Council of Jewish Women of San Francisco

On September 27, we held a full day conference with law enforcement, businesses, survivors, service providers and volunteers to explore good practices and policy solutions in survivors’ protection, restitution, and socio-economic inclusion. Attendees learned about effective partnerships and innovative programs aimed at addressing the root causes of human trafficking, shared their experiences, and networked with other professionals and volunteers fighting this heinous crime.

The conference program included:
Morning Plenary Sessions:
Global Aspects of Survivors’ Assistance and Socio-Economic Inclusion
Effective Strategies in Criminal Procedures from the Defense and Prosecutor Perspectives

Breakout Sessions:
Trafficking and the Disappearance of Indigenous Women and Girls
Youth Want to Know
Vulnerabilities and Challenges in Providing Gender-Based Services
Federal Resources for Survivors

Afternoon Plenary Sessions:
San Francisco Protocols and Services for Child Survivors
The Role of Data Science in Preventing and Rescuing Survivors

Featured Speakers:

  • Hon. Scott Wiener, California State Senator, District 11
  • Hon. Phil Ting, California State Assemblymember, District 19
  • Hon. Garrett Wong, San Francisco Superior Court Presiding Judge
  • Hon. David Chiu, California State Assemblymember, District 17
  • Hon. Aaron Peskin, San Francisco Supervisor, District 3
  • Elmy Bermejo, Regional Director of Northern California, Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office
  • David Anderson, US Attorney for the Northern District of California
  • Tatum King, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations
  • Michael Hartmann, Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco DA’s Office, Former Director, Rule of Law, UNAMA (Afghanistan), and UN International Prosecutor, UNMIK (Kosovo)
  • Ruchira Gupta, Founder, Apne Aap and Director, The Selling of Innocents
  • Matan Zamir, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest
  • Ruth Silver Taube, Supervising Attorney, Workers’ Rights Clinic, Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Wilma Gandoy, Consul for Protection and Legal Affairs, Consulate General of Mexico
  • Clair Farley, Director, San Francisco Office of Transgender Initiatives

Download the conference full program HERE.