Local Activists to March at Balboa Park to Stop Human Trafficking Sat, Jan. 13, 1-3 p.m.

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01/13/2018 - 1:00pm
01/13/2018 - 3:00pm
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Local Activists to March at Balboa Park to Stop Human Trafficking in its Tracks
Junior League of San Diego to teach crowd how to recognize and assist human trafficking victims
Nonprofit leaders to bring local human rights violations out of the shadows
WHAT: Community members will march side by side at Balboa Park to bring one of San Diego’s major human rights issues out of the shadows at Junior League of San Diego’s fifth annual Human Trafficking Awareness Rally. Local anti-human trafficking leaders will teach the crowd to recognize and assist victims before the marchers start their walk through the park with homemade signs of hope.

WHY: Human trafficking involves exploitation in many forms, from forcing people into prostitution to subjecting them to slavery or involuntary servitude. Sadly, the FBI names San Diego as one of the 13 areas with the highest rates of child sex trafficking in the nation. These advocates will spend their Saturday speaking out for the sake of those most at risk, including children who are homeless.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 13, 1-3 p.m.

WHERE: Balboa Park, at the intersection of Laurel St. and 6th St.

Hundreds of community members marching with signs
Junior League of San Diego
Speakers include:
San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan
Assemblymember Brian Maienschein
Free to Thrive President and Managing Attorney Jamie Quient
Saved in America Executive Director and Private Investigation Manager Joseph Travers

About the Junior League of San Diego
The Junior League of San Diego, Inc. is a member of an international organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, voluntarism. For more information visit www.jlsd.org.