Pomona: National Public Conference Against Human Trafficking

The National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) will be hosting the Southwest Conference Against Trafficking (SWCAT) in Pomona this weekend. SWCAT 2014 will bring three conferences together for one powerful, educational and inspirational weekend January 17-19, 2014 at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona, CA.

Attendees and the public, whether attending the conference or not, are asked to bring new or gently used bras to help survivors of sex trafficking. Anyone wanting to donate bras are asked to come to the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona, CA Friday, January 17th between 7 a.m. -5 p.m. to drop off their contribution and/or to meet the woman behind this awesome organization, Kimba Langas.

The conference will offer breakout sessions, networking receptions, keynote speakers, resources, a film screening and author book signings. Speakers and experts are from San Diego, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley and throughout the United States and Canada.

The Jane Velez-Mitchell Journalism Award will be presented on Saturday evening at the conference to Denver’s ABC 7 Investigative Reporter Keli Rabon for exposing the truth behind untested rape kits in Denver that resulted in a national change in legislation. “Fighting the ‘war on women’ must become a priority in our society…this can be accomplished only by making it a priority in our national dialogue and this conference opens up that conversation,” said Jane Velez-Mitchell, HLN.

About Free the Girls: Free The Girls is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides job opportunities for survivors of sex trafficking. They collect gently used bras and donate them to the women as starting inventory for their own business selling the bras. Free the Girls is a coalition partner of the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation. Learn more http://www.freethegirls.org.

To register or more information visit http://www.SWCAT.org

This information is courtesy of NWCAVE.