Central Valley 11th Annual Conference on Human Trafficking

Fresno EOC Central Valley Against Human Trafficking project will host the 11th Annual Conference on Human Trafficking Be Free: Empowerment & Beyond on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The conference will explore a multi-disciplinary approach to regional partnerships, identification and recovery for victims of human trafficking in the Central Valley. The regional conference is open to the general public and an opportunity for concerned citizens, victim service providers, public, legal and medical professionals, law enforcement and government agencies, social workers, embassy and consulate staff, faith and business leaders to be informed and congregate to support rights for victims and survivors.

Conference will be held in Fresno at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Fresno Convention Center (2233 Ventura St, Fresno, CA 93721)

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8:30 AM Registration Opens

9:00 AM Opening Session with Keynote Speaker

11:15 AM Workshop Session 1

  • 1.1 Framework to Understand Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking 101
    Evelyn Gonzalez and Jacqui Cardona, Case Manager/Advocates, Fresno EOC Central Valley Against Human Trafficking
  • 1.2 “Ending the Game”- curriculum for those coming out of “the Life”
  • 1.3 Understanding Trauma
    Shari Marquez, LMFT, Clinical DirectorRape Counseling Services of Fresno
  • 1.4 Taskforce Building
    Miiiko Anderson, Deputy District Attorney, Fresno County District Attorney’s Office and Sean Biggs, Sergeant Fresno Police Department Vice/Intel Unit

12:15 PM Networking Lunch and Resource Fair
Lunch is provided with registration. Take time to visit the resource and informational booths.

2:00 PM Workshop Session 2

  • 2.1 Framework to Understand Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking 101
    Evelyn Gonzalez and Jacqui Cardona, Case Manager/Advocates, Fresno EOC Central Valley Against Human Trafficking
  • 2.2 Understanding Domestic Servitude
    Melissa Gomez, Human Trafficking Field Expert Consultant
  • 2.3 Teens, Technology and Trafficking
    Christa Weins, Prevention Coordinator, Central Valley Justice Coalition
  • 2.4 Data Collection, Research and Human Trafficking
    Dr. Randy White, Director, Fresno Pacific University - Center for Community Transformations

3:15 PM Closing Session: Secondary Trauma and Self Care – Jana Price Sharps, LMFT

4:15 PM Adjourn


Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

Sponsorship packages available. To learn more about how to become a sponsor, contact Sarah Johnston at (559) 263-1389 or sanctuary@fresnoeoc.org.