Date: January 9, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach, 909 North Hayden Island Dr., Portland, OR 97217
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery. The second largest criminal enterprise in the
world after arms dealing, victims of human trafficking work in domestic servitude, agriculture
and - all too often - the sex industry. Join the Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking at their
conference to combat human trafficking, co-sponsored in part by City Club.
Emcee: Priya David, host of "Keep it Local" on KOIN6
Jane Velez-Mitchell, host of "Issues" on HLN
Cathy Standiford, President Soroptimist International of the Americas
Retired Special Forces Colonel Dr. Bill Hillar, Personal Human Trafficking Story
Dallas Jessup, past CNN Hero and founder of "Just Yell Fire"
$50 cost includes: morning coffee social, breakout sessions/education, exhibit resource expo,
luncheon, keynote speakers, and movie screening.
The Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking founded by Soroptimist International Northwestern
Region, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is a coalition of many agencies, political leaders,
community organizations, individuals, media and business supporters throughout the Northwest
working to inform, educate, and protect the women and girls from the human labor & sex
trafficking in the Northwest region of the United States of America.
The coalition is "Looking Beneath the Surface" through informing, educating, and protecting
the women and girls in the Northwestern states and beyond through conferences, education,
events, movie consultation, and safety measures including but not limited to increasing awareness
of the need for shelters for victims of the trafficking industry.
Committee: Agora Steering Committee