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FREEDOM SUMMIT – January 21 and 22, 2011 – will be held in Fremont this year – go to www.freedom-summit.org for more information. SHF will be a co-sponsor of this event.

About the conference

The Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, in concert with Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and affiliated organizations, is presenting Freedom Summit 2011, to be held on Friday, January 21st and Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 at Harbor Light Church in Fremont, California.

Freedom Summit 2011 is a conference on human trafficking and modern-day slavery with Former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice providing the keynote address and musical artist/activist Sara Groves performing live on both nights.  Dr. David Batstone, Founder of Not for Sale, Bradley Myles, Executive Director of Polaris Project, and Lt. John Vanek, head of the San Jose Police Department Human Trafficking Task Force will lead the plenary sessions.  Freedom Summit 2011 will place strong emphasis on ‘training the trainer’ with robust breakout sessions designed to turn awareness into action by equipping individuals to fight human trafficking in their own communities.

Register online at freedom-summit.org.

Message from the conference chair

The inspiration behind this year’s Freedom Summit was to mobilize our heightened awareness of human trafficking here in the Bay Area into tangible action that brings rescue for victims. Our aim is to equip every concerned individual to be able to impact his/her sphere of influence in a way that empowers communities to be traffick-free and an example to others. Together, we are taking a stand to say the Bay Area is NOT a place where human trafficking: both sex slavery and labor trafficking, will be tolerated.