Loomis Soroptimist to Host Trafficking Awareness Workshop on Feb. 25
Learn more about human trafficking in Placer County from local experts and how to prevent it
Loomis, California- Sisters of Charity International (SI) of Loomis Basin An awareness workshop on stopping human trafficking will be hosted on Saturday, February 25, from 9 am to 12 noon.
The free educational event will be held at Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall, located at 5945 Horseshoe Bar Rd. Loomis, California. Please RSVP to: [email protected] Or at Soroptimist Loomis Basin Facebook (SILoomis) on the page of the awareness workshop event on stopping human trafficking. Coffee and check-in start at 8:30am.
Speakers include Devan Portillo, Deputy District Attorney, Placer County; Kayla Reaser, Human Trafficking Services Coordinator, Stand Up Placer; and David Tuggle, Detective – Crime Suppression Unit, Roseville Police Department.
Human trafficking happens right here in our community, according to Becky Vaudrey, co-chair of the Loomis Soroptimist Club’s Stop Trafficking Awareness Workshop. “Attendees will learn how prevalent this crime is locally, how to identify potential cases of trafficking and what we can do to stop trafficking,” Fodry said. “This educational program will be an eye opener and we encourage students, parents and community members to attend.”
according to California Department of JusticeCalifornia is one of the largest human trafficking sites in the United States. The section defines human trafficking as “a crime that involves forcing or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in commercial sexual acts. Coercion can be covert or overt, physical or psychological, and may include the use of violence, threats, lies, or debt bondage.” . (https://oag.ca.gov/human-traemploy/what-is)
Traffic hot spot
Sacramento is a trafficking hot spot on the Polaris Project map of the United States, I saw here. According to a Polaris analysis of 2021 data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, in 2021 “10,359 cases of human trafficking were reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. In those cases, there are a total of 16,554 potential victims of trafficking Selected (pdf).
Soroptimist is an international volunteer service organization for women who invest in dreams through educational projects that lead to the economic empowerment of women and girls, locally and globally. To learn more about the 501(c)(3) organization, go to www.soroptimistloomis.com and find Soroptimist Loomis BasinSILoomis on Facebook and Instagram. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 5:30 – 7pm at Loomis.