Human Trafficking will be the focus of a free Zoom webinar presented by Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. Keynote speaker Monica Dean, NBC7 News Anchor, will give a behind-the-scenes account of the NBC7 documentary series, “STOLEN: A Year-Long Investigation Into Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation.” Her talk will include the inspiration behind the seven-episode documentary series, how the project evolved and the major findings to come from this year-long investigation. The series is available to stream online at nbc7.com/Stolen and debuts nationally this month on NBC LX/Peacock. In addition, Jaimee Johnson, CEO/Founder of Sisters of the Street, will speak briefly, and there will be a question and answer period following both presentations.To register for the free webinar, go to https://bit.ly/3lnt6XY.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and during the month the Soroptimists are hosting a “30 Miles in 30 Days” Walkathon fundraiser, with the amount raised announced during the webinar. All funds raised will be donated to Alabaster Jar Project‘s Grace House, a safe house for survivors of trafficking, and North County Lifeline’s Project LIFE, which provides prevention and intervention services. Attendees will be given the opportunity to donate during the presentation by texting the code “3030WALK” to 44-321.
The Vista Soroptimist club has been at the forefront of raising awareness about human trafficking since 2006.