In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/68/192 which marks July 30 as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons as a necessary forum to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” On Friday, July 29th, from 9am-10:30am, the Junior League of Orange County, CA Inc. hosted its Third Annual Human Trafficking Roundtable at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine in Irvine.
The panel and discussion focused on how Legislation and Education are a toolkit to end this modern day slavery. Dialogue will include the trends in human trafficking legislation in the California Legislature and the efforts of California lawmakers to support victims, help law enforcement, and stop this heinous problem in our own backyard. Partners included the following: Senator Janet Nguyen; Assembly Member Don Wagner; The Office of District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas and the Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit; Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force; and other elected officials.
More information will be provided soon on our fourth annual event that will occur in late July, in conjunction with the United Nation’s World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Human Trafficking is a crime that spans all socioeconomic demographics, impacts many industries, and is strewn throughout the United States and California. In prior years, the Junior League of Orange County, CA Inc. has brought leaders forward to educate the community on how human trafficking has impacted the hospitality industry, the transportation industry, and legislative trends. We will continue to drive the conversation and help eradicate it from our backyard.