La Jolla United Methodist Church to host forum tackling human trafficking Oct. 8

The far-reaching international crime of human trafficking also touches San Diego. As a community service the women of La Jolla United Methodist Church will host a panel of experts on the topic, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 in the church sanctuary, 6063 La Jolla Blvd.

At the event, keynote speaker and longtime activist Ann Clarke will be joined by Chief Deputy D.A. Summer Stephan and Sgt. Christen Cameron of the San Diego Police Department to address how law enforcement agencies deal with human trafficking on a day-to-day basis. The forum will include a short and shocking film, “Chosen,” which exposes how two American teenagers were tricked into trafficking to illustrate how community members need to recognize the signs of recruitment and take action against it.

Coffee and light refreshments will precede the presentation at 9 a.m. in Memorial Hall. (858) 454-7108 lajollaunitedmethodist.org

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