Monica Dean to Speak at January 30th Webinar
Vista, California, January, 2021—Human Trafficking will be the focus of a free Zoom webinar presented by Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. Keynote speaker Monica Dean, NBC7 News Anchor, will give a behind-the-scenes account of the NBC7 documentary series, “STOLEN: A Year-Long Investigation Into Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation.” Her talk will include the inspiration behind the seven-episode documentary series, how the project evolved and the major findings to come from this year-long investigation.
The series is available to stream online at nbc7.com/Stolen and debuts nationally this month on NBC LX/Peacock. In addition, Jaimee Johnson, CEO/Founder of Sisters of the Street, will speak briefly, and there will be a question and answer period following both presentations.To register for the free webinar, go to https://bit.ly/3lnt6XY.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and during the month the Soroptimists are hosting a “30 Miles in 30 Days” Walkathon fundraiser, with the amount raised announced during the webinar. All funds raised will be donated to Alabaster Jar’s Grace House, a safe house for survivors of trafficking, and North County Lifeline’s Project LIFE, which provides prevention and intervention services. Attendees will be given the opportunity to donate during the presentation by texting the code “3030WALK” to 44-321. The Vista Soroptimist club has been at the forefront of raising awareness about human trafficking since 2006.
About Soroptimaists of Vista and North County Inland: Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland (SI Vista NCI) was chartered on March 23, 1953. We are a dynamic group of women primarily from Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Bonsall and Fallbrook who seek to make a difference in our community through offering scholarships and grants to local charities and by raising awareness and educating the public about issues affecting women and girls, such as domestic violence and human trafficking.
For more information, see our website at soroptimistvista.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For over 67 years, we have been committed to women’s issues, education, economic and social development, leadership development, fellowship and diversity. In 2006 several members of Soroptimist International of Vista decided to start a campaign to raise awareness of the scourge that is Human Trafficking, which at that time was a topic most people knew nothing about, or assumed was a problem only in third world countries. Our club is still working to end this modern form of slavery. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
About Monica Dean:Monica Dean is an Emmy award winning anchor/reporter for NBC7 San Diego — where she has worked for the past 16 years. Monica anchors NBC7’s weekday newscasts at 4 and 5PM. Most recently Monica led a year-long investigation for an NBC7 documentary series titled, “STOLEN,” focusing on the sex trafficking of children in San Diego.
Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland www.soroptimistvista.org