Human trafficking has become one of the world's most lucrative and despicable criminal enterprises, and the San Francisco Bay Area is a known hotspot.
To better understand the nature and scope of the problem in our region, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Juniper Networks Foundation Fund partnered to commission a study of human trafficking in the two-county region.
Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to hear more about our research findings and ways you can help. A panel discussion moderated by Bradley Myles, CEO of Polaris Project, will focus on issues regarding modern-day slavery, such as direct victim services, community response efforts, policy and advocacy, law enforcement and the legal landscape. The program will begin at 3 p.m. with a reception from 5-5:30 p.m. at SVCF's headquarters in Mountain View.
To reserve your seat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Linda Nguyen at 650.450.5472. Please RSVP by Oct. 5, 2015.
Bradley Myles, Chief Executive Officer, Polaris Project
With over a decade of experience in the anti-human trafficking movement, Bradley is at the forefront of the fight against modern slavery. He has led Polaris's work to disrupt the conditions that allow this $150 billion-a-year criminal industry to thrive. Serving as Polaris's CEO since 2010, Bradley has been at the helm of Polaris's growth into one of the world's leading modern slavery nonprofits with programs reaching across the United States and the globe.
Erica Wood, Chief Community Impact Officer, SVCF
Erica leads SVCF's efforts to identify and respond to the most challenging issues facing the San Francisco Bay Area region. In this role she oversees the institution's discretionary grantmaking programs, strategic initiatives, research and convening activities. She also supports the institution's public policy and advocacy work on board-prioritized issues.
Michael Callagy, Retired Deputy Chief of Police for the San Mateo Police Department, and current Deputy County Manager
Cindy Chavez, County Supervisor, Santa Clara County Human Trafficking Commission
Sharan Dhanoa, Coordinator, South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking
Lynette Parker, Associate Clinical Professor, Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center