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Calendar >  Soroptimist to hold 17th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Event January 28

Soroptimist to hold 17th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Event January 28

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Vista, CA -January, 2023 — Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland invites the public to their 17th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Walk and Event on Saturday, January 28, 2022 from 10 am to 12 noon at United Methodist Church of Vista, 490 S. Melrose Drive, Vista. The guest speaker will be Susan Johnson, founder and CEO of Alabaster Jar Project, a nonprofit that aims to restore, rehabilitate, and empower women who are survivors of sex trafficking with long-term housing and tangible resources.

Teri Haskins, a member of Soroptimist International of Oceanside-Carlsbad, in foreground holding sign. Soroptimist Clubs from throughout San Diego County will be participating.

There will be information tables from several organizations involved in helping victims of sex trafficking, including North County Lifeline, Southern Indian Health Council, Grace House, One Safe Place and North County LGBTQ Resource Center. Johnson will speak at around 10:30 am and the walk will commence at 11 am, with participants walking about 1-1/2 miles round-trip down Melrose Drive and back to Church. Water and Stop Trafficking signs will be provided and the event is free to the public. Registration is requested but not required at bit.ly/3Yl7TT4.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and similar events are being held throughout the county. For more information, visit soroptimistvista.org or email soroptimistinternationalvista@gmail.com or call 760-683-9427.

ABOUT SOROPTIMISTS 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 and Escondido 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 soroptimistinternationalvista@gmail.com.

For over 69 years, we have been committed to protecting the environment, education in the fields of health, economic and social development, leadership development, fellowship and diversity. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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