Impact Forum 2016

2016 Impact Forum Press Release

Media Contact: Rebecca Sappenfield (619) 234-2253

SAN DIEGO – November 15, 2016 – The Junior League of San Diego (JLSD), a non-profit international organization of women, is hosting a Human Trafficking Impact Forum at the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club at UCSD on Thursday, November 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

This event is intended to provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn more about human trafficking within the local San Diego community, and to help participants make a difference in the fight against human trafficking by teaching them to identify the signs to help victims get the assistance they need. Participants will join JLSD to learn about the treacherous crime of human trafficking and its impact on San Diego. Attendees will hear from speakers, survivors and experts who will share tips and signs to identify and report trafficking. A human-rights based curriculum will help participants learn more about trafficking in its broader context, including intersections with labor/migrant rights.

“The Junior League of San Diego is committed to increasing public awareness about modern-day slavery,” said Rachel Scatizzi, President of the Junior League of San Diego. “The 2016 Community Impact Forum will provide the local community with crucial tools to identify signs of human and labor trafficking, with expert guidance from victims and survivors, service providers, law enforcement, and community members”.

Speakers at this year’s Impact Forum include:

• Summer Stephan, San Diego District Attorney’s Office
• Susan Munsey, Generate Hope
• Jamie Quient, Procopio Law Firm
• Ami Carpenter, University of San Diego
• Jamie Gates, Point Loma Nazarene
• Richard Gordon, Destination Hotels
• Yadira Dickey and Cheryl Dorenbush, Federal Bureau of Investigation
• Meghan Spieker and Renee Galante, Law Club Human Trafficking Collaborative

This is a community event, open to the public.

Please contact for more information.

About the Junior League of San Diego The Junior League of San Diego, Inc. is part of an international organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religion, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, voluntarism. For more information visit