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SFCAHT Conference 2016 – The Economics of Human Trafficking: Crashing the Criminal Market

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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