Stop Human Trafficking - Saturdays of Service


STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING 

Stop Human Trafficking workshop 2013



Second Annual Workshop       March 5, 2011

Temple Baptist Church

Third Annual Workshop     March 3, 2012

Temple Baptist Church

Fourth Annual Workshop     Jan 12, 2013

Bear Creek HS, Stockton



Ora,  Barbara G and Governor Pat J

 Paula sells items made by Survivors

Pat and Karen check Raffle items
Elisabet Medina from "Opening Doors"
 in Sacramento

 Adam Cortes from "One Voice" in Lodi

Women's Center Volunteer and Paula

Stop Human Trafficking workshop 2012

Germaine, Phyllis, Pat, Bev, Kim, Ora, Debbie, Pat,

Sue, Merry

Debbie, Lori, Sue

SI Sunrise member, Speaker -L. "Rico" Ozaki, Esq. and Workshop chairman Kim Williams

Approximately 90 people attended the workshop

Raffle prizes

Susan Hitchcock former mayor, welcomed participants

Susan Hitchcock introduces

Nilda Valmores, Rico Ozaki and John Vincent

Speakers  Nilda Valmores, Rico Ozaki

From My Sister's House, Sacramento

Welcome

Welcome to the third annual workshop to “Stop Human Trafficking”.  This event is co-sponsored by the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County, Soroptimist International of Lodi and Lodi Sunrise and the Lodi branches of the Salvation Army, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW) and American Association for University Women (AAUW).  We are grateful for your participation in this workshop.

The workshop is intended to instill knowledge in the public, promote advocacy for victim’s rights, and draw the community to action. Come learn what you can do to help stop the violent trade of human trafficking.

Guest Speakers

Keynote speaker Nilda Valmores is the Executive Director of My Sister’s House in Sacramento. My Sister's House is the first and only non-profit organization to specifically identify and address the unique needs of women and children impacted by domestic violence in the Central Valley's highly diverse Asian and Pacific Islander community.

The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Valmores, L. "Rico" Ozaki, Esq., Human Trafficking Specialist for My Sister’s House; and John Vincent, Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.


Opportunities Following Workshop

You will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speaker. Free information, a resource list and a DVD are available in the Lobby.

You can also “shop” in the lobby. Vendor will be selling items handcrafted by women and girls escaping life as sex slaves. Agape International Missions has items made by girls in Cambodia and sales proceeds will be sent back to Cambodia.

Refreshments will be served outside.


Raffle

Tickets will be sold for raffle prizes that were donated by the host groups. All proceeds from sales and donations will directly benefit organizations that work to stop human trafficking: Women’s Center of San Joaquin County, My Sister’s House and Soroptimist International of the Americas Human Trafficking Awareness program.

Emcee

Susan Hitchcock is currently a Lodi Unified School District elementary school principal at Clairmont Elementary School and has worked in education for thirty years.   She is a former two-time Mayor of the City of Lodi and has served three terms on the Lodi City Council after her initial election in 1998.  Prior to serving on the Lodi City Council, Ms. Hitchcock served 13 years on the City of Lodi Planning Commission from 1982 to 1995.  She believes there is no greater calling than making a difference in one's community and opportunities present themselves over and over when we have an open mind and heart.

Sponsors

Sun-Maid Growers of California

“Since 1912”

Ray Morgan Company

Sheri's Hair Shop and Boutique

Lakewood Mall

Burke Optometry

www. burkeoptometry.com

info@burkeoptometry.com

 

Stop Trafficking Workshop 2011

Sue K, Kim, Susan B, Germaine, Lori, Merry, Bev, Barbara

 Barbara, Kim, Germaine, SusanB, Merry, Speaker Kay Buck, Bev and Lori

Welcome

Welcome to the second annual workshop to “Stop Human Trafficking”.  This event is co-sponsored by the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County, Soroptimist International of Lodi and Lodi Sunrise and the Lodi branches of the Salvation Army, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW) and American Association for University Women (AAUW).  We are grateful for your participation in this workshop.

Guest Speaker 2011

The program speaker is Kay Buck, Executive Director of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) in Los Angeles. The mission of CAST is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations. The workshop is intended to instill knowledge in the public, promote advocacy for victim’s rights, and draw the community to action. Come and learn what you can do to help stop the violent trading of human lives.

Speaker 2012

Nilda Valmores, Executive Director, My Sister's House, Sacramento, CA

Bev, Merry and Joelle Gomez accept Proclamation from Mayor Bob Johnson at the Lodi City Council for the Stop Human Trafficking workshop.
SOS day 2010
STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

March 6, 2010

801 Lower Sacramento Rd  (Temple Baptist Church)

Speakers: Sister Caritas of “Sisters of the Holy Family”  &   Nola Brantley of MISSSEY, Inc

Co-sponsored by

Soroptimist International of Lodi, Soroptimist International of Lodi Sunrise,

American Association of University Women - Lodi Branch,

Salvation Army, Women's Center of San Joaquin, Lodi Business & Professional Women

Saturday, March 6 we held our workshop to educate the public on the subject of Human Trafficking and to raise funds for four charities that support the effort to stop human trafficking. Our speakers, Nola Brantley, cofounder of MISSSEY, Inc. (MISSSEY stands for Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, Serving, Sexually-Exploited Youth) and Sister Caritas Foster of the Sisters of the Holy Family were both very dynamic in their presentations. After the bills were paid, we had about $2100 remaining to split between four charities: Women’s Center of San Joaquin County, MISSSEY, Inc., Sisters of the Holy Family and Soroptimist International Trafficking Awareness campaign. This is a great success, and sending over $500 to each charity should make each of us feel warm and fuzzy inside. We accomplished this task with a lot of help from many different people and groups, so I want to make sure that we recognize everyone’s efforts. Thank you cards were sent to the two vendors, Agape International Mission and TassaTags, co-sponors, donors, and speakers. SI Lodi Sunrise brought in financial donors so the costs of holding the event were covered, and the six co-sponsoring groups didn’t have to spend any money to put on the event. That was a blessing we couldn’t have foreseen. Finally, giant thanks and hugs again to Kim Williams, for being the chairman for this event and coordinating everything to make it run smoothly.  President Germaine Burke

SI Lodi Members support the event 

Sister Caritas Foster, Nola Brantley, Joelle Gomez- Women's Center and Mayor Susan Hitchcock 

SOS Day 2009 

Members hosted a Birthday Party for the children at the Mary Graham Children's Shelter 

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