Human Trafficking Seminar

Photo and Article by Char Perlas, CoA

From left to right: League of Women Voters Co-President, Alice Fried College of Alameda President, Dr. Joi Lin Blake AAUW Chapter President, Patti Heimburger District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley City of Alameda Mayor, Trish Herrera Spencer FBI Agent, Marty Parker

From left to right:
League of Women Voters Co-President, Alice Fried
College of Alameda President, Dr. Joi Lin Blake
AAUW Chapter President, Patti Heimburger
District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley
City of Alameda Mayor, Trish Herrera Spencer
FBI Agent, Marty Parker

The March 16, 2016 Human Trafficking Seminar, hosted by the American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters and College of Alameda’s Community Change and Urban Leadership (CCUL), was attended by over 80 community members (including Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer), faculty, staff and students.

President Joi Lin Blake along with our keynote speakers, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and FBI Agent Marty Parker, emphasized the seriousness of this epidemic.

Marty Parker shared that Human Trafficking offenders range from mothers to drug dealers and, that the Human Trafficking business has a higher rate of return than selling drugs because the abused victims can be consistently ‘re-used’.

To find out more, go to: http://www.heatwatch.org/ , an organization spearheaded by Nancy O’Malley. Spread the word and help us stop Human Trafficking!

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