Contact: JP Padilla
San Francisco
via Zoom
San Francisco, CA
United States of America

In honor of January’s National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Rotary Club of San Francisco’s Ending Human Trafficking Committee is participating in a California awareness campaign for youth called ‘Planting Seeds of Hope’. Joining us in this effort are Rotary clubs located in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento. Human Trafficking is a $150 billion industry annually. Now, more than ever, it is important that we understand the magnitude of this issue. As youth continue to be sexually exploited in our community, we have a duty to step up and raise awareness while advocating for youth who may think they do not have a voice. The Ending Human Trafficking Committee invites you to join us virtually on ZOOM on Saturday, January 22, 2022 starting at 12 noon for the following:

Amy ArgenalFirst, we will cover an educator’s perspective on how and why a USF professor is educating students on the issue of human trafficking. Amy Argenal is an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education at the University of San Francisco and serves as the Interim Academic Director for the Master in Migration Studies Program. She also teaches in the Human Rights Education program. Amy will share her perspective as an educator in helping the next generation of students be informed on the issues of human trafficking.

Tommy ThachThen, we will cover how a local nonprofit is doing its part to prevent and end child abuse and trafficking. Tommy Thach is a Volunteer and Community Manager at Safe and Sound, a nonprofit that has been working hard to end child abuse and sexual exploitation for over 40 years in our community. He will address their approach and specifically how Safe and Sound has been managing the help to those in need.