Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking “Today’s slavery flourishes precisely because slaves are kept invisible, without the ability to make their voices heard. As the voices of the Israelites were heard by a compassionate God insisting on justice and human dignity in the world, so must we hear and take action. -Rabbis for Human Rights” Download JCEHT Brochure
MISSION The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking (JCEHT) was created to broaden the understanding in the Jewish community regarding the crime of human trafficking/modern-day slavery and to work toward its eradication. Our objectives are two-fold: Partner with other interfaith and human rights groups, non-profits, government officials, and law enforcement agencies to raise awareness and take action. Advocate for consistent and comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation that provides for strict criminal penalties for traffickers as well as for protection and rehabilitation for victims.
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Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties Jewish Family and Children’s Services has offered a helping hand that people can rely on in times of need for more than 160 years. JFCS is the oldest social service agency west of the Mississippi. Since its inception, JFCS has been a catalyst for change. With over 40 programs serving more than 76,000 people annually in the Greater West Bay Area of Northern California, JFCS reaches out with comprehensive, integrated social services, helping people in the most effective, compassionate way possible, and providing people of all ages, faiths and ethnic backgrounds with the encouragement and tools they need to become productive and self-reliant.
Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Jewish Community Relations Council is the central public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community. It represents more than 80 synagogues and Jewish organizations in the Bay Area on issues that impact the rights and protection of Jews as individuals and as a community here and abroad. JCRC seeks to establish the consensus of the local organized Jewish community on public issues and to present this consensual position to the general community, the media and public officials. Volunteers and JCRC members, in coordination with staff, establish policies on pressing social issues, which then translate into community action.
National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco National Council of Jewish Women is the oldest Jewish women’s organization in the country, a force for social change, taking a progressive stand on issues such as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom. NCJW – San Francisco Section works through a program of research, education, advocacy, and community service to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families and strives to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all. https://ncjwsf.org
New Israel Fund New Israel Fund is the leading organization committed to democratic change within Israel. Founded in 1979, the New Israel Fund fights for social justice and equality for all Israelis, and believes Israel can live up to its founders’ vision of a state that ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants without regard to religion, race or gender. NIF is widely credited with building Israel’s progressive civil society from scratch.
Congregation Beth Am Congregation Beth Am is a dynamic multigenerational synagogue founded in 1955 to be a center of Reform Jewish life on the Peninsula. Their beautiful glass-walled sanctuary reflects their openness to the world around us, and their commitment to welcome all people with warmth and respect. Congregation Beth Am fulfills their mission through four pillars of congregational life: meaningful worship and spiritual growth; lifelong learning; acting as a caring and welcoming community and the pursuit of tzedek (Acts of justice and serviceto others.)
Congregation B’nai Emunah Congregation B’nai Emunah is a warm, open, lively, multi-generational Conservative synagogue community in the Outer Sunset District of San Francisco. They are affiliated with USCJ, the Conservative Movement. Congregation B’nai Emunah pursues Jewish knowledge, identity and observance in an open, inclusive and welcoming environment where people gather from all walks of life as one loving and supportive community. They especially welcome interfaith coupes and families, as well as people interested in exploring Judaism, but everyone is welcome regardless of background, lifestyle, or level of observance.
Shalom Bayit Shalom Bayit is the leading Jewish organization with a mission to foster the social change and community response necessary to eradicate domestic violence in the Jewish community. We strive to create effective, culturally-based strategies to improve Jewish community accountability and response to domestic violence. We strengthen the future of our community by teaching our youth, adults, and community leaders to respond when violence occurs. Our goals are to support and advocate on behalf of Jewish battered women and their children; to educate the Jewish community and its leadership about domestic violence; to empower Jewish youth with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy relationship choices; to organize effective abuse prevention and intervention strategies; and to improve Jewish women’s access to domestic violence services. Jewish Vocational Services Jewish Vocational Services transforms lives by helping people to build in-demand skills and make connections to find good jobs. With 40+ years of experience, JVS knows how to help people find good jobs. We focus our programs on industries that are hiring and can offer career path jobs, such as healthcare, financial services, technology and trades. These Career Pathway programs are developed in partnership with Bay Area employers and give people in-demand skills, paid work experience and robust job search skills. Since 1973, JVS has helped more than 80,000 people in the Bay Area to build skills, find jobs and transform their lives.
SFCAHT 2020 Annual Conference
Healing and Coping in Times of Crisis: Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium October 9, 2020, 8:30am – 4:14pm Via Microsoft Teams Join us October 9 for a full day conference with law enforcement, businesses, survivors, service providers, and volunteers as we explore healing and coping in times of crisis. Learn about effective partnerships and innovative programs in the field. Share your experience and network with other professionals and volunteers fighting human trafficking and assisting the survivors. This conference is co-hosted and supported by Microsoft. Conference sponsors: California Massage Therapy Council and National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco, Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking Download the flyer HERE. The program will include: Keynotes Hon. Judge Robert Lung , 18th Judicial District Court of Colorado Cyntoia Brown-Long, Autor, Advocate and Motivational Speaker Morning Plenary Session Restoration by Immigration Safeguards and Benefits Vicarious Trauma and Self Care Afternoon Breakout Session Colonization, Trafficking, and Perseverance of Native Americans Creative Ways of Healing: Arts and Science Building Resilience Afternoon Plenary Session The Role of Technology in Countering Trafficking in Persons Rising Above QAnon and Disinformation Campaigns Featured speakers include: Hon. Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer Hon. Judge Susan Breall, California Superior Court, City and County of San Francisco Hon. Judge Robert Lung, 18th Judicial District Court of Colorado Dr. Gena Castro Rodriguez, Chief of Victim Services, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Carissa Phelps, JD/MBA, CEO and Founder of Runaway Girl, Inc. Savannah Sanders, Author, Trainer and Consultant Rose Mukhar, Executive Director and Principle Attorney of Justice At Last Melissa Ryan, CEO of CARD Strategies Lori Cohen, Executive Director of ECPAT-USA Rachel Goldwasser of Southern Poverty Law Center Kristen Moore, Program Director of the San Francisco Safe House Kevin E. Grisham, Ph.D., Associate Director & Professor of Global Studies, Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, California State University Presenting Agencies Include: San Francisco Superior Court, FBI, US Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, San Francisco Police Department, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Justice at Last, San Francisco SafeHouse, Arm of Care, Runaway Girls, Inc Stay tuned for additional speakers and presenting agencies. To register and purchase your tickets go to https://healing-and-coping-in-times-of-crisis-sfcaht2020.eventbrite.com At registration, please indicate which breakout session you would like to attend. Upon registration you will receive a Microsoft Teams link to join the virtual conference on October 9th. Sponsored free admission tickets are available for survivors of human trafficking and students. To get your sponsored ticket, please e-mail email@example.com.
Teen Power Summit of the 2020 Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign & Honoring the Winners of the Teen Poster & Writing Contest
United Nations Association – San Francisco Chapter
Legion of Honor
United Nations Association – San Francisco Chapter
Legion of Honor
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking & National Council of Jewish Women of San Francisco February 29, 2020
War Memorial Veterans Building At the closing of the 11th Annual Awareness Campaign of SFCAHT, we honored the winners of the 2020 Teen Poster and Writing Contest and learned about youth achievements in human trafficking prevention. Youth from across the Bay Area gathered to perform and share experiences in anti-trafficking advocacy. A panel of experts presented about the United Nations’ role in creating a global movement to eradicate human trafficking. Attendees learned how to join the movement locally and help create awareness of human trafficking in their own schools and communities. The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking co-sponsored this event. NCJW San Francisco presented two awards of the Lillian Foreman Memorial Scholarship to youth at risk of violence and exploitation, clients of Justice At Last, and two awards of the Nancy Surkin Memorial Scholarship to survivors of human trafficking, clients of Asian Women Shelter. This event was co-sponsored by the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking .
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The Global Fight Against Human Trafficking: International & Comparative Perspectives Co-sponsored by the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking & National Council of Jewish Women of San Francisco January 31, 2020
University of San Francisco, McLaren Conference Center We hosted a reception and program featuring the Consul General of Mexico Remedios Gómez Arnau, the Consul General of Israel Shlomi Kofman, the National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator of Israel Dina Dominitz, and German Consul and Head of Legal Affairs Thomas Floth, as they discussed the global aspects of human trafficking and how their nations fight this horrific crime. Attendees had the opportunity to mingle with diplomats and fellows in anti-trafficking while enjoying the cuisine of each country and gaining insight into the international nuances of the field.
2020 SFCAHT Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking & National Council of Jewish Women of San Francisco
Kick-Off Press Conference & Modern-Day Abolitionist Award Ceremony Event Sponsors: California Massage Therapy Council, Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking and National Council of Jewish Women January 13, 2020
San Francisco City Hall On January 13, we held our special event featuring the 10th anniversary of SFCAHT! Top Bay Area law enforcement and government officials, survivors and leading anti-trafficking advocates joined together as we kicked off Human Trafficking Prevention Month and honored the winners of the 2020 Modern-Day Abolitionist Awards. SPEAKERS: Tatum King, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Chesa Boudin, San Francisco District Attorney Elmy Bermejo, Regional Representative of Governor Gavin Newsom Adam Reeves, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of California Scott Schelble, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Katrina Rill, Deputy District Director for Congresswoman Jackie Speier Ahmos Netanel, Chief Executive Officer, California Massage Therapy Council Tania Garcia R.-O’Higgins, Human Trafficking Outreach Coordinator, Ruby’s Place Alia Whitney-Johnson, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Freedom FWD Toni Eby, Executive Director of San Francisco SafeHouse Perla Flores, Community Solutions Susan Breall, Superior Court Judge & SFCAHT Co-Chair Benita Hopkins, Generations United Director of Education & SFCAHT Co-Chair Dr. Emily Murase, Director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women Restoration & Protection of Human Trafficking Survivors Through Effective Socio-Economic Integration October 18, 2019
War Memorial Veterans Building We proudly co-hosted the memorable presentation of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking Judge Maria Grazia Giammarinaro at the War Memorial Veterans Building where the United Nations was created 75 years ago. Many thanks to our panelists – SFCAHT Co-Chair Superior Court Judge Susan Breall, NCJW SF Executive Director and SFCAHT Coordinator Antonia Lavine, and Department on the Status of Women Director Dr. Emily Murase. Shout out to United Nations Association-USA-SF President Mary Steiner & team for a great partnership with the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking in organizing and hosting this exciting event! Thank you to the National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco and Department on the Status of Women for co-sponsoring! Download Judge Giammarinaro’s report on social inclusion of survivors of Human Trafficking HERE.
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2019 Annual Conference
“Surviving the Systems: Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium”
“Surviving the Systems: Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium”
September 27, 2019
San Francisco Federal Building, Conference Center 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. The
Teen Power Summit and Closing of the 2019 Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign and Honoring the Winners of the Teen Poster and Writing Contest February 13, 2019
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium Youth from across the Bay Area gathered at the San Francisco Main Public Library to share experiences in anti-trafficking advocacy and prevention. At this event, we also honored the winners of the 2019 Teen Poster and Writing Contest. Parents, teachers, local politicians, and top government officials spoke about their work to free our communities from child slavery. Download the event program HERE.
2019 SFCAHT Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign Kickoff Press Conference & Modern Day Abolitionist Award Ceremony
January 11, 2019
San Francisco City Hall The local media and community members joined together on January 11th for the 10th Annual Press Conference of SFCAHT where leading anti-trafficking advocates, service providers, survivors and Bay Area top government and law enforcement officials announced their priorities for the year in fighting modern-day slavery. We kicked off the month long awareness campaign and honored the 2019 Modern-Day Abolitionist Award winners: Justice at Last’s Founder, Executive Director and Lead Attorney Rose Mukhar and San Mateo County Human Trafficking Program Coordinator John Vanek. At this event, we also presented Inspiring Leadership Awards to the past co-chairs of SFCAHT: Nancy Goldberg, Catherine Dodd, Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Julie Soo, and Marianna Warmee. Our keynote speaker was Ima Matul, human trafficking survivor-advocate and consultant, Coordinator of the Survivor Leadership Program at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST). Our other featured speakers included: FBI Special Agent in Charge John Bennett, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Susan Breall, Deputy Public Defender Patti Lee and Generations United Inc.’s Programs Director Benita Hopkins.
2018 SFCAHT Annual Conference
“Collaborative Solutions to Combating Human Trafficking”
“Collaborative Solutions to Combating Human Trafficking”
Sponsors: Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Troutman Sanders LLP and National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco September 25, 2018
California State Building, Milton Marks Conference Center Over 170 representatives of law enforcement, businesses, government agencies, survivor groups, service providers and volunteer organizations gathered for the annual full day conference of SFCAHT to explore good practices and policy solutions in anti-human trafficking collaboration and learn about effective partnerships and innovative programs aimed at eradicating modern-day slavery across the Bay Area. The participants in the conference shared experience and network with other professionals and volunteers fighting this heinous crime.
The conference program included:
Morning Plenary Sessions International Collaboration to Counter Human Trafficking Priorities in Legal and Law Enforcement Collaboration Local Community Collaborations Afternoon Breakout Sessions Criminal Justice Collaboration Collaboration in Survivor Assistance and Protection Collaboration on Advocacy and Prevention Collaboration in Cases with International Elements Featured Speakers were:
London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco
Hon. Teri L. Jackson, San Francisco Superior Court Presiding Judge
Panagiotis Papadimitriou, United Nations Office for Drug and Crimes, Anti-Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Unit
Phil Ting, California Assembly Member, District 9
Alex Tse, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California
Hon. Susan Breall, San Francisco Superior Court Judge
Sarai Smith-Mazariegos, Executive Director, S.H.A.D.E. Movement
George Gascon, San Francisco District Attorney
Anne Kirkpatrick, Oakland Police Chief
Toney Chaplin, San Francisco Assistant Police Chief
Dr. Emily Murase, Director, SF Department on the Status of Women
Sharmin Bock, Alameda County Assistant District Attorney in Charge of HEAT (Human Exploitation and Trafficking)
John Vanek, San Mateo County Human Trafficking Program Coordinator
Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director, Coalition on Homelessness
Dr. Gena Castro Rodriguez, Director of Victim Services, SF DA’s Office
Russell Wilson, Anti-Trafficking Expert, Consultant & Researcher
Stephanie Richard, Policy & Legal Services Director, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
Betty Ann Hagenau, Co-Founder and Chief of Strategy Officer, Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC)
Sharan Dhanoa, Director of Strategic Development, South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking (SBCEHT)
Download the Conference Program HERE.
Volunteer Training & Launching of the SFCAHT’s SB 1193 Outreach Campaign
SFCAHT Interfaith Committee, Northern California Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking & St. Ignatius Parish March 4, 2018
University of San Francisco, Xavier Auditorium As an interfaith action to raise awareness and work collaboratively towards ending human trafficking, we called upon members of our respective communities to come together for a 2-week business outreach campaign between March 24 and April 7 associated with the observance of Lent/Easter and Passover. We focused our efforts around insuring that hotels are informed about the SB 1193 public notice posting requirements. On March 4 volunteers gathered to launch the outreach campaign with a training provided by members of the SFCAHT Inter-faith Committee and Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking. We formed 25 teams of volunteers who visited hotels in different areas of the city, provided the management with posters to be displayed at the hotel premises and explained the associated legal requirements. Click HERE to see this campaign featured in Catholic San Francisco newspaper. If you want to contribute to our efforts to insure SB1193’s implementation by visiting other businesses, please contact SFCAHT Coordinator Antonia Lavine at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the updated poster HERE
Teen Power Summit and Closing of the 2018 Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign and Honoring the Winners of the Teen Poster and Writing Contest February 22, 2018
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium Youth from across the Bay Area gathered to share experiences in anti-trafficking advocacy and prevention. We honored the winners of the 2018 Teen Poster and Writing Contest. Parents, teachers, local politicians, and top government officials spoke about their work to free our communities from child slavery.
Master of Ceremonies and Keynote Speaker was Russell Wilson, Anti-trafficking Expert, Consultant and Researcher. Supervisor Katy Tang presented the prizes to the winners of the contest. Download the program HERE.
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Kickoff Press Conference & Modern Day Abolitionist Award Ceremony January 11, 2018
San Francisco City Hall The local media and community members joined together on January 11th for the Annual Press Conference of SFCAHT where leading anti-trafficking advocates, service providers, survivors and Bay Area top government and law enforcement officials announced their priorities for the year in fighting modern-day slavery. We kicked off the month long awareness campaign and honored the 2018 Modern-Day Abolitionist Award winners: Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Melissa Saurwein & Homeland Security Investigations Victim Assistance Specialist Nicole Beeson.
Press Conference Speakers Included the San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Alex G. Tse, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Ryan Spradlin, Supervising California Deputy Attorney General, Maggy Krell, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women’s Director & Chair of the Mayor’s Task Force Against Human Trafficking Dr. Emily Murase, Deputy Consul General of Mexico Guillermo Reyes, FBI Supervising Special Agent Violent Crimes Against Children Andrew W. Krizaj, Freedom FWD’s Co-Founder JaMel Perkins, Victims’ Rights Attorney and Justice At Last’s Founder Rose Mukhar, and Claire’s House Executive Director Leah Kimble-Price. Human Trafficking Awareness Training for Professionals and Volunteers at JFCS November 21, 2017 Jewish Family and Children’s Services Professionals and volunteers from JFCS offices around the Bay Area gathered for this important training to learn what is human trafficking, how to identify the victims and how to help connect them with adequate service and protections. Featured speakers were: Nancy Goldberg – JFCS’s Past President & Steering Committee Member of the JCEHT and SFCAHT Antonia Lavine – JCEHT’s Chair & Executive Director of NCJW San Francisco Dr. Gena Castro-Rodriguez – Chief of the Victim Services Division at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Sgt. Antonio Flores – Chief of Human Trafficking Division, Special Victims Unit, San Francisco Police Department Jerilyn Gelt – JCRC’s Board Member & Past President, Member of the JCEHT’s Steering Committee and SFCAHT’s Interfaith Committee
2017 SFCAHT Annual Conference
“Industries Impacted by Human Trafficking: Business & Community Fighting Back”
“Industries Impacted by Human Trafficking: Business & Community Fighting Back”
October 30, 2017
San Francisco Federal Building, Conference Center
3 MCLE / 5 CEU credits The 5th Annual Conference of SFCAHT gathered over 180 participants – law enforcement, businesses, survivors, service providers and volunteers – to discuss the impact of modern-day slavery on industries. The participants learned about effective policies and innovative programs preventing the use of business venues and chains of supply for human trafficking. Professionals and volunteers in the field exchanged experience and network in fighting this heinous crime and assisting the survivors. The Conference was co-sponsored by the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco, Alaska Airlines, Freedom FWD and Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking.
Closing of the 2017 Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign
Teen Power Event and Honoring the Winners of the Teen Poster & Writing Contest
February 13, 2017
San Francisco Main Public Library, Koret Auditorium
Event Co-Sponsors: Freedom Forward & National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco Joined by parents, teachers and community members, youth from across the Bay Area gathered to perform and share experiences in anti-trafficking advocacy and prevention. Supervisor Katy Tang presented the awards to the winners of the SFCAHT 2017 Teen Poster and Writing Contest. Master of Ceremonies was Human Rights Documentary Filmmaker Sheri Shuster. Dr. Emily Murase, SF Board of Education Member and ED of the SF Department on the Status of Women and victim rights attorney Rose Mukhar, Chair of the SFCAHT Teen Poster and Writing Committee, addressed the audience. SFCAHT Chair Marianna Warmee presented the closing remarks. Download the event program HERE.
2017 SFCAHT Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign
Kick-Off Press Conference & Modern-day Abolitionist Award Ceremony January 11, 2017,
San Francisco City Hall Local media and community members attended the press conference as leading anti-trafficking advocates, service providers, survivors and top Bay Area officials announced their priorities for 2017 in the fight against modern-day slavery. We honored the 2017 SFCAHT Modern-Day Abolitionist Award winners for their groundbreaking work against human trafficking.
Press conference speakers included: San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon Federal Bureau of Investigations Special Agent in Charge John Bennett Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Spradlin San Francisco Police Department Interim Chief Toney Chaplin Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regional Attorney Roberta Steele Huckleberry Youth Health Center’s Director of Programs Mollie Brown Love Never Fails Founder Vanessa Marie Johnson Russell We honored also the 2017 SFCAHT Modern-Day Abolitionist Award winners for their groundbreaking work against human trafficking.
A 10th Anniversary Celebration of
The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking
The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking
Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jewish Community Federation Boardroom Featured speakers: Rabbi Doug Kahn & Former California State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Sally Lieber In 2006, the National Council of Jewish Women collaborated with Jewish Family and Children’s Services, New Israel Fund and Jewish Community Relations Council to create The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking (JCEHT) with a goal to broaden the understanding in the Jewish community regarding the crime of human trafficking/modern-day slavery and to work toward its eradication. On January 19, we gathered together with Jewish community leaders and local government officials and politicians to celebrate the JCEHT’s 10 year dedicated work and recognize its founding organizations and activists. For 10 years the Coalition has been advocating on behalf of those trapped in modern-day slavery and educating the community about the need prosecute and punish the traffickers.
SFCAHT Conference 2016
The Economics of Human Trafficking: Crashing the Criminal Market. December 7, 2016
San Francisco State Building, Milton Marks Conference Center Over 170 representatives of law enforcement and government agencies, victim service providers, advocacy groups, legislators, and educators attended the SFCAHT’s 2016 conference. Download the Conference Program HERE.
Click HERE for information about all conference speakers.
Conference Plenary Sessions and Breakout Workshops Master of Ceremonies – Dr. Emily Murase, Executive Director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women (DOSW) Welcome – Marianna Warmee, Federal Administrative Judge & Chair, SFCAHT Honorary Opening Remarks – California Assemblyman Phil Ting Video Adresses – U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Keynote Adress – Savannah Sanders, trafficking survivor and author Morning Plenary Panel – Fighting human trafficking by confronting its nature as an organized global market. Speakers:
Moderated by Marianna Warmee
Brian Stretch, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of CA George Gascon, San Francisco District Attorney John Bennett, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Rebecca Marcus, San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Elmy Bermejo, Regional Representative for the U.S. Secreatary of Labor Ryan Spradlin, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Afternoon Plenary Panel – The use of technology and innovative practices to confront the criminal market and help victims. Speakers:
Moderated by Dr. Emily Murase Brooke Istook, Director of Strategy and Operations, THORN Robyn Levinson, HEATwatch Coordinator Marnie Webb, CEO, Caravan Studios Greg McEachern, Commander, San Francisco Police Department Shamarea Bailey, trafficking survivor, NALLS Foundation Tatyana Foltz, trafficking survivor, SHADE Foundation Workshop 1: Human Trafficking Prevention & Demand-Supply Reduction Speakers:
Moderated by Rose Mukhar, attorney for trafficking survivors & Chair, SFCAHT teen poster and writing contest and teen empowerment event
Rani Singh, Managing Attorney, Collaborative Courts & Mental Health, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Robyn Levinson, HEATwatch Coordinator, Alameda Country District Johanna Gendelman, SF Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services Angelina Romano, MSW, Program Family & Community Support Department, SFUSD Savannah Sanders, trafficking survivor and author Workshop 2: The Role of Socially Responsible Businesses in the Fight against Human Trafficking Speakers:
Moderated by Teddi Silverman, National Council of Jewish Women
Katy Tang, Supervisor, District 4, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Mike Brosnan, San Mateo County Human Trafficking Coordinator Beverly May, Director of Governmental Affairs, CA Massage Therapy Council Susan Kim, Manager, EEO Compliance and Community Programs, San Francisco International Airport Regina Evans, trafficking survivor, SHADE Foundation Workshop 3: Addressing the Use of Internet & Social Media for Human Trafficking Marketing & Recruitment Speakers:
Moderated by Antonia Lavine, SFCAHT Coordinator and Executive Director, NCJWSFMike Sena, Director, Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC)
Jessica Owen, Deputy Attorney General, CA Department of Justice, Office of Attorney General Kamala Harris Melissa Saurwein, Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations Brooke Istook, Director of Strategy and Operations, THORN Maryia Jackson, trafficking survivor, NALLS Foundation Workshop 4: Challenging the Golbal Nature of Labor Trafficking Speakers:
Moderated by Minouche Kandel, Women’s Policy Director, SF DOSW
Leah Chen Price, Anti-Trafficking Director, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach WIlma Gandoy, Consul for Protection and Legal Affairs, Consulate General of Mexico Robert Garcia, Regional Administrator, Region IX, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Cristy Dieterich, Program Manager, Newcomers Health Program, SF Department of Public Health Mana Barari, Senior Staff Attorney, Wage Protection Program, Employment Law Center, Legal Aid Society Keynote Address – Sally Lieber, Former California Assembly Speaker pro Tempore and Mayor of Mountain View; Sponsor of CA’s first human trafficking law, AB 22 Closing Remarks – Antonia Lavine, SFCAHT Coordinator
The Refugee Crisis and Human Trafficking Explosion throughout the Middle East and Europe: Jews Muslims and Christians join forces in refugee assistance and human trafficking prevention. Co-sponsors: The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Collaboration with the Israeli Consulate General in San Francisco and San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Jewish Family and Children’s Services, San Francisco Reception, Video Screening and Panel Discussion with IsraAID’s: Chief Operating Officer – Navonel Glick (Voni) Emergency Medical Team Leader – Dr. Iris Adler Global Partnership Director – Yotam Polizer Download the flyer HERE. Find more information about IsraAID HERE.
San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking Closing Event: Panel Discussion & Honoring the Teen Poster Contest Winners February 10, 2016
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Library At this event we honored the winners of the 2016 Teen Poster and Writing contests. Youth from across the Bay Area will gathered to share experiences in anti-trafficking advocacy and prevention.Youth speakers shared at the event how you can help fight human trafficking in your own back yard and rescue the victims. There were many special performances, including one from the Regent Collective Dance Company from Notre Dame High School.
The Advanced Israeli Model to Fight Human Trafficking: How Israel Joined The Front Runners January 14, 2016
Jewish Community Federation Boardroom At this event, sponsored by the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking, Dr. Shmueli, Israel’s National Anti-trafficking Coordinator, presented about the successful complex of anti-trafficking policies and legislative solutions that lead to the ranking of Israel as one of the leading nations in the global fight against modern-day slavery. Dr. Andy David, Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, introduced Dr. Shmueli and addressed the audience. Download event flyer HERE
The Global Fight Against Human Trafficking: International and Comparative Perspectives January 14, 2016
San Francisco Jewish Community Center, Kanbar Hall Co-sponsored by SFCAHT, JCEHT, and the Consulate Generals of Germany, Mexico, and Israel, over 250 people- law enforcement, city officials, non-profit victim service providers, local social justice activists and community members- attended this special reception and program featuring the Consul General of Germany, Stefan Schlueter, the Consul General of Mexico, Dr. Andres Roemer Slomianski, and the Israeli National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Dr. Merav Shmueli, as we explored important and fascinating issues such as:
*How are these nations addressing human trafficking in their own countries and what can we learn from their comparative anti-trafficking models?
*What are the most important international aspects of trafficking here in the Bay Area?
Mingle with diplomats of Mexico, Germany and Israel while enjoying the cuisine of each country and gaining insight into the international nuances of anti-trafficking. Download the event flyer HERE
Film Screening of Not My Life & Panel Presentation January 13, 2016 | Our Lady of the Visitacion Catholic School San Francisco Inspiring anti-trafficking awareness program of the National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco (NCJWSF) in collaboration with U.S. Fund for UNICEF gathered more than 200 parents, teachers and students at Our Lady of the Visitacion Catholic School San Francisco! Following the screening of Not My Life documentary, NCJWSF Board member, Federal Judge Marianna Warmee, NCJWSF Executive Director, Antonia Lavine and Chandni Jain from U.S. Fund for UNICEF presented about modern day slavery in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking Kick-Off Press Conference & Modern-day Abolitionist Award Ceremony January 12, 2016,
San Francisco City Hall, Room 408 Top government officials and law enforcement presented about their anti-trafficking priorities. We also honored the recipient(s) of the 2016 Modern-day Abolitionist Award. Speakers included the following officials:
• Acting United States Attorney, Northern District of California, Brian Stretch
• San Francisco Mayor’s Director of Violence Prevention, Diana Oliva-Aroche
• San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon
• Regional Representative for the United States Secretary of Labor, Elmy Bermejo
• San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang
• Homeland Security Special Agent in Charge Ryan Spradlin
• Northern California Regional Intelligence Center Director Mike Sena
• Health and Human Services Regional Administrator Robert Garcia
• SFPD Deputy Chief TBA
• California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Special Assistant on Human Trafficking,
SFCAHT Conference 2015
Proven Strategies for Practitioners Combating Human Trafficking October 16, 2015
Phillip Burton Building San Francisco The conference brought together more than 170 attendees to learn from educators, survivors, direct service providers, government agencies, and law enforcement about the practical aspects of collaboration in combating all forms of human trafficking. The program featured best practices and strategies for agencies and communities to coordinate anti-trafficking efforts & assist victims Featured speakers included:Acting US Attorney, Northern District of CA, Brian Stretch Special Litigation Counsel, Human Trafficking Unit, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., John Cotton Richmond Kamala Harris’ Human Trafficking Coordinator, Maggy Krell San Francisco Supervisor, District 4, Katy Tang Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety, Office of San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Paul Henderson ED and Founder of Bridget’s Dream, Leah Albright-Byrd Click HERE the conference program.
Breakout Workshops Strategies for a Victim-Centered Approach to Services Holistic strategies for addressing victim trauma and models for clinical support. Victim remedies and resources Speakers: Jaclyn “Jakki” Bedsole, MSW CSE-TAY Case Manager MISSSEY Elise Geltman, Clinician and Supervisor, WestCoast Children’s Clinic Dr. Gena Castro Rodriguez, Chief of Victim Services, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Effective Policy and Advocacy Strategies Survivor-lead advocacy models impacting state, local, and national anti-trafficking policy. Speakers: Autumn Burris, Founder & Director of Survivors for Solutions Angela Guanzon, Survivor Advisor Caucus Member, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) Innovations in Enforcement
Improving enforcement by developing innovative partnerships with civil agencies and the private sector and collaborating across disciplines. Speakers:
Maggy Krell, Human Trafficking Coordinator, CA Department of Justice, Office of Attorney General Kamala Harris Dr. Emily Murase, Executive Director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women/SF Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Trafficking Sgt. Inspector Antonio Flores, Special Victims Unit, San Francisco Police Department
Presentation and Panel Discussion: Human Trafficking in the South Bay
Jewish Community Relations Council, National Council of Jewish Women SF & Santa Clara County August 5, 2015 | Levy Family Campus, Los Gatos More than 200 attended the gathering in Levy Family Campus, Los Gatos. The event was co-hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County, National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco, Jewish Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking. The speakers included:
Zoe Lofgren, Representative (D-CA 19th District)
Jeff Rosen, District Attorney for the County of Santa Clara
Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 2 The South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking presented a highly informative discussion panel consisting of:
Eric Quan, San Jose Police Department (SJPD)
Paula Estanislao, District Attorney (DA) Assistance
Ruth Silver Taube, Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC)
Perla Flores, Community Solutions Division Director Panel Presentation on Human Trafficking Wednesday, April 25, 2015 Sunnyvale On behalf of the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking, Jerilyn Gelt, JPAC’s Chair and JCRC’s Board Member and Antonia Lavine, NCJW San Francisco’s Executive Director and San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking’s Coordinator presented in front of a group of 40 Jewish/Israeli professionals in Silicon Valley to raise awareness about human trafficking. After their presentation, followed by a screening of a documentary on the theme of child sex trafficking, Jerilyn and Antonia answered questions from the audience
Discussion with: Tamara Newman Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, Israel Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, Room 205 For over 15 years, the staff and volunteers of the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants in Israel have been identifying changes and patterns in human trafficking and migration. Tamara Newman brought insight from the Hotline’s work on protecting the rights of refugees, migrant workers, and victims of human trafficking. Download Flyer HERE. Tamara Newman is the Director of Resource Development at the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants. She made Aliya to Israel from Australia in February 2013 prior to which she worked on the launch of the New Israel Fund in Australia. Hotline for Refugees and Tamara Newman are grantees of NCJW and New Israel Fund.
SFCAHT presentation at the UN Comission on the Status of Women’s 59th NGO Parallel Session
Combining Government, Civil Society, and the Tech Industry to Fight Human Trafficking Cosponsored by the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking and National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco March 11, 2015
Church Center, United Nations, New York At this year’s NGO Parallel Session of the UNCSW in New York, the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, SFCAHT, and National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco co-sponsored a workshop on the theme “Combining Government, Civil Society, and the Tech Industry to Fight the Hidden Epidemic of Human Trafficking in San Francisco and Beyond.” The Church Center of the United Nations was packed for the workshop. The audience was actively engaged with great questions for our panelists: Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; Emily Murase, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women; Antonia Lavine, SFCAHT; and Marnie Webb, Caravan Studios.
Annual Awareness Campaign Closing Event & Honoring of the Teen Poster Contest Winners February 12, 2015 / San Francisco Main Public Library, Koret Auditorium SFCAHT culminated a month of raising awareness with a special youth-focused event. Youth from across the Bay Area gathered to share experiences in anti-trafficking advocacy and prevention. Speakers shared at the event how youth can help fight human trafficking in our own back yard and rescue the victims. There were many special youth performances and presentations. The National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco Section (NCJWSF) announced their newly created, “Nancy Surkin Memorial Scholarship for Survivors of Human Trafficking.”
Debra Surkin (middle), daughter of Nancy Elliot Surkin, for whom the honor is named, presented to Sarai T. Smith-Mazariegos (left), Co-Founder of MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting & Serving Sexually Exploited Youth) the first two awards of this scholarship to youth human trafficking survivors, clients of MISSSEY. The scholarship will be awarded annually to survivors of human trafficking served in the Bay Area. San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang, District 4 (right), assisted by Human Rights attorney and SFCAHT Steering Committee representative Rose M. Mukhar presented the awards to the winners of the 2015 Teen Poster Contest. The winners shared their artistic process, and the meaning behind their creations.
Luring Children into Sex Trafficking: Examining Recruitment Tactics Used by Traffickers
Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking in collaboration with Shared Hope International
Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking in collaboration with Shared Hope International
February 9, 2015
Jewish Family and Children’s Services, San Francisco The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking in collaboration with Shared Hope International presented a panel discussion and screening of “Chosen”, a documentary explaining the ways traffickers are recruiting children into sex trafficking. The audience learned how to identify and prevent such victimization. Among the panelists were Sergeant Antonio Flores, SF Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, Cari Herthel, a trafficking survivor, Nancy Goldberg, and Laurel Botsford, Shared Hope Ambassador (pictured from left to right).
Annual Awareness Campaign Kick-Off Event / SFCAHT and Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking January 12, 2015 / Room 408 of the SF City Hall Supervisor Katy Tang and other top City officials and law enforcement gave a press conference about their priorities in combating human trafficking.
At this event, we also honored the recipients of the 2015 Modern-Day Abolitionist Award.
SFCAHT Conference 2014
Exploring the Hidden Epidemic of Labor Trafficking December 3, 2014
Milton Marks Conference Center, California State Building
The Conference was a tremendous success!
State legislators, city officials, state and federal law enforcement, community advocates and victim service providers met for a full day to discuss local policies and practices to combat labor trafficking. The 100+ participants attended several panel presentations featuring stellar speakers, and worked in groups to develop recommendations for improved local policies and laws to combat labor trafficking.
For more information, see the materials from the conference below. Videos of the Conference
(Video & Photo Credit: Margarita Nikolova)
Film Screenings and Panel Discussions of “Not My Life” Mar., Aug. & Sept. 2014 | Seton Medical Center and Temple B’nai Emunah NCJWSF organized a series of film screenings and panel discussions on human trafficking issues, most recently at Seton Medical Center in collaboration with the Mayor of Daly City, David Canepa. Our featured speakers included: Sally Lieber, Former Pro-Temp Assemblywoman; Sister Caterina Chu, Daughters of Charity; Nancy Goldberg, SFCAHT’s Co-Chair; Marianna Warmee, Federal Administrative Judge, EEOC; and Antonia Lavine, President of NCJWSF and JCEHT Chair. Mayor Canepa presented NCJWSF with a letter of recognition. Many thanks to April Lapidus, Memberships Chair, for organizing this series of events. Special thanks to Sandra Gordon and Pamela DiGiovanni for their remarkable leadership and collaboration with Mayor Canepa.
SB 1193 Public Notice – Community Day of Outreach
SFCAHT Saturday, April 5 , 2014
San Francisco Law Library at 1145 Market Street, 4th Floor Seminar Room Volunteers met for a brief orientation about the SB 1193, received materials, and spread out in groups of two to canvass the neighborhoods. Please join us for future public notice actions to take a stand against modern-day slavery in our city. sb1193_alameda_county_final11x17_1.pdf
A Celebration of the Production of the Anti-Trafficking Opera Anya17
SFCAHT and Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking (JCEHT)
SFCAHT and Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking (JCEHT)
February 27, 2014
The German Residence, 1960 Jackson Street, San Francisco German Consulate, Opera Parallèle, Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking and San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking co-sponsored a reception to promote the upcoming American Premier of Adam Gorb’s powerful anti-trafficking opera, Anya17 Featured Speaker: Former Speaker pro tem of the California Assembly, Sally Lieber
Closing Event of the 2014 Anti-Trafficking Awareness Month February 11, 2014 San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium Supervisor Katy Tang presented SFCAHT’s 2014 Modern Abolitionist Awards to Genice Jacobs, Diana Oliva-Aroche and San Francisco Police Department Special Victim Unit’s Human Trafficking Task Force Panelists identified the most vexing challenges in addressing the issue of trafficking demand. Press Release (doc)
Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Month Kickoff Press Conference January 10, 2014 San Francisco City Hall, Room 400 Awards presented to the winners of the 2014 Anti-Human Trafficking Teen Poster Contest. Launching of the San Francisco Human Trafficking Public Notice Campaign.
Modern-Day Slavery in the Workplace December 16, 2013 The Jewish Community Federation Board Room, Second Floor, 121 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA Experts from the Equal Employment Commission and the U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security discussed the complex dynamics of labor trafficking crimes.
Beth Am Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative—Film and Panel Discussion Co-sponsors: Beth Am Women (BAW), Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking (JCEHT) and Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC) Saturday, December 7, 2:45 to 5 p.m. Congregation Beth Am Sanctuary Event Program: Screening of Not My Life — A compelling film that illustrates the brutality of modern human slavery, with a message of hope that victims can be set free and go on to live happy and productive lives. Presentation of a panel of experts representing local anti-trafficking coalitions, law enforcement, shelter and social services for trafficking survivors: • Nancy Goldberg, Co-founder, Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking (JCEHT) • Jaida Im, Founder and Executive Director, Freedom House
• Danielle Parish, Member, Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC)
• Julianne Sylva, Assistant District Attorney, Santa Clara County Download the flyer HERE.
Screening of the Spanish Version of “Not My Life”, a Film About Human Trafficking November 14, 2013 Gallery of the Mexican Consulate General, 532 Folsom St, San Francisco Sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking, and U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The screening was followed by a panel presentation in Spanish to further explore the issue of human trafficking. Featured Speakers: Tony Flores from the SF Police Department’s Special Victims Unit; Jadma Noronha, the Anti-trafficking Program Manager at SAGE; Delia Montiel and Amanda Reichmuth, Victim/Witness Advocates, SF DA’s Office Juvenile Division. Download the flyer HERE.
SFCAHT Conference 2013
End Child Sex Trafficking August 2, 2013
Federal Building, 90 7th Street at Mission
San Francisco, CA Welcome: Congresswoman Jackie Speier, CA-14
Supervisor Katy Tang, Nancy Goldberg and Julie Soo, SFCAHT’s Co-Chairs Educators, health care providers, government agencies, law enforcement and community organizations gathered for a conference dedicated to ending child sex trafficking in San Francisco and Bay Area. Participants developed policy recommendations to address modern day slavery phenomenon locally.
MCLE and CEU credits made available for certain sessions
View Program Agenda and Speakers (pdf) Screening of “Not My Life”, a film about the global issue of human trafficking Co-sponsored by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, a partnering organization in the creation of the film. January 23, 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Jewish Community Federation Board Room The screening was followed by a panel discussion. Speakers included experts from U.S. Fund for UNICEF and JCEHT. Download the flyer HERE.
Opening Ceremony for 2013 Human Trafficking Awareness Month January 15, 2013
San Francisco’s City Hall Sponsored by SFCAHT, Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking, Human Rights Commission, and Department of Status of Women.
Special Guests: Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Carmen Chu
Training on Combating Human Trafficking for professionals, advocates and activists January 26, 2011 Jewish Family and Children Services, Olive Room Featured Speakers: Lt. John Vanek, Human Trafficking Task Force, San Jose Police Department; Cindy Liou, Staff Attorney, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach; Mollie Ring, Director of Trafficking Programs, Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE) Project; Lt. Mary Petrie, Vice Crimes/Human Trafficking Unit, San Francisco Police Department Moderator: Jerilyn Gelt, Jewish Community Relations Council Download the flyer HERE.
Why is Human Trafficking a Jewish Issue? February 3, 2010 Jewish Family and Children Services, Library Featured speakers: Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe, Congregation Emanu-El; Becky Buckwald, New Israel Fund; Lisa Caper, Jewish Family and Children Services; Antonia Lavine, National Council of Jewish Women Moderator: Nancy Goldberg, Co-Chair, San Francisco Collaborative against Download the flyer HERE.
Launching of the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking, 2010
Press Conference January 11, 2010
San Francisco City Hall, Mayor’s Balcony The San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking held a press conference to announce its innovative collaboration and to introduce a month-long awareness campaign. To mark the occasion, Mayor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, Supervisor Carmen Chu, Police Chief George Gascon a human trafficking survivor, and local service providers discussed human trafficking and its local and global implications.
San Francisco Community Convening Forum 2009
Building a Local Collaboration Against Human Trafficking February 24, 2009
Milton Marks Conference Center. 455 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco Honorary Event Chair: Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Co-Sponsors: Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Former Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, Mayor Gavin Newsom, President of Board of Supervisors David Chiu, District Attorney Kamala Harris
Hosts: San Francisco Department and Commission on the Status of Women, San Francisco Human Rights Commission, Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking, Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative, Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE)
Participants in the forum voted to create SAN FRANCISCO COLLABORATIVE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING Download the program HERE.
Building the Bay Area Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking February 2, 2009 University of San Francisco Campus The Not for Sale Campaign and the University of San Francisco Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, together with The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking explore ways we must combat human trafficking in the Bay Area and beyond Featured speakers: Professor David Batstone, Not For Sale’s President, Professor Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, the Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, and Mark Wexler, Not For Sale’s Faith Based Director
Freedom Seder to End Human Trafficking March 30, 2008 Christ Episcopal Church, Los Altos, CA Led by Rabbi Joel Fleekop and Ven. Jian Hu Featured speakers: Assamblywoman Sally Lieber, Sgt. John Vanek, San Jose Police Department and Norma Hotaling, Founder and Executive Director of SAGE Project/human trafficking survivor. Download the flyer HERE.
San Francisco’s Response to the Human Trafficking Crisis September 26, 2007 Jewish Family and Children Services, Olive Room Featured speaker: Dr Johnson Ojo, San Francisco Department of Public Health Moderator: Norma Satten, National Council of Jewish Women
Future Directions: Ending Human Trafficking by Legislative Means February 3, 2007 Jewish Family and Children Service, Olive Room Featured speakers: Leland Yee, Assistant President Pro Tempore of the California Senate and Fiona Ma, Majority Whip of the California Assembly Moderated by Steve Rothman, New Israel Fund
Discussion on Human Trafficking with District Attorney Kamala Harris September 20, 2006 Jewish Family and Children Services, Olive Room Discussion and luncheon with District Attorney Kamala Harris, moderated by Steve Rothman, Executive Director of New Israel Fund. District Attorney Harris spoke about the growing tragedy of human trafficking and what we can do to stop this problem.