Casa De La Familia, in collaboration with the Santa Ana Public Library will host a Human Trafficking Awareness Event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Santa Ana Public Library.
Guest speakers include clinical psychologist, author, playwright and expert on human trafficking, Dr. Ana Nogales, and celebrated ultra-marathoner, survivor and international human trafficking activist, Norma Bastidas.
With an estimated annual revenue of $150 billion and roughly 40.6 million enslaved individuals in 2016 – the majority of whom are women and children - modern day slavery is a lucrative industry and is closer to home than we think. It is for this reason we must take initiative to educate ourselves of this epidemic and the steps we can take to end it.
Event highlights will include a firsthand account of personal enslavement from global ultra-marathoner and activist, Norma Bastida, a survivor who was lured into human trafficking under the guise of a model career in Japan. Dr. Ana Nogales will discuss the psychological trauma human trafficking inflicts upon its victims and their families, as well as the ways we can help those individuals.
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. The event is FREE OF COST.
Limited seating engagement.
The conference will kick off with a preview of Norma Bastidas’ documentary, “Be Relentless” and will be transmitted simultaneously in both English and Spanish. A meet and greet with Dr. Nogales and Norma Bastida will follow the conference.