- Jane Roberts, our Convention workshop presenter for Gender Inequality: A Moral Dilemma, left us with many facts and figures to think about regarding over population and poverty. She's a wealth of information about the connection between poverty, maternal well-being, and human trafficking. We were so pleased to see 45 conference goers in the audience and regret that we couldn't accommodate more of you. When Jane returns from the AAUW NY Convention in Rochester, we are planning to send out her book to all of you who did not receive one. If you did not sign the sheet that was passed around, please contact me or Susan Crabtree at our Sacramento Office. You can find out about Jane and her organization by going to www.34millionfriends.org. Thank you for your dollar contributions during convention, which totaled more than $700.
- Next weekend is the presentation of It's Global and It's Local: Human Trafficking in San Diego.
The event will be held at the San Diego County Office of Education. The details of the full day conference, including a contact number for registration, are on the website calendar (click HERE). The cost is only $24 for the entire day and includes lunch. The La Mesa-El Cajon Branch and the San Diego Branch were able to keep their cost down for the membership, because they received mini-grant funds from the state to help defray expenses. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to review the movie "Indoctrinated" by Jim Ellis and to speak to the many panel experts who will be present. There will be time allowed for sharing and debriefing the issues as they develop and for reviewing the latest human trafficking figures of women and children affected, especially for the San Diego area. San Diego has the highest number of trafficking cases because of its proximity to its shared border with Mexico, but the figures reflect that human trafficking is taking place in communities throughout our state and our nation.
- The San Jose Branch has rescheduled its Human Trafficking Awareness event that was postponed from February. It is now scheduled for Wed, May 16, at 10:00, at the San Jose Branch house in Willow Glen. Please check the website to confirm the time and venue, since rescheduling plans were taking place at the Convention.
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