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Human Trafficking: Sex, Slavery and Extortion

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When
Mar 22, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where
Rocklin Campus T (Dietrich Theatre)
5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677
Pricing
Free and open to the public
Contact
Reyes Ortega, reyesortega@sierracollege.edu

The Cesar E. Chavez Higher Education Speaker Series, honoring the memory of Dr. Cesar A. Chavez.

Event Details

8th annual César E. Chávez Higher Education Speaker Series

Sex, Slavery and Extortion

Event held at Sierra College

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Sierra College Rocklin Campus will hold the annual Cesar Chavez Higher Education Speaker Series. This year the topic is Sex, Slavery and Extortion. This presentation will be held at the Dietrich Theatre from 12:30 - 2pm. It is free and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Panel Discussion:

  • Welcome: Dr. Winsome E. Jackson, Professor, Political Science/Chair, New Legacy Committee
  • Opening Remarks: Dr. Reyes Ortega, Counselor/Professor of History
  • Moderated by: Nicole L. Silverman, JD, Arnold Law Firm, Sacramento, CA

Distinguished Panelists: 

  • Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, 16th district of the State of California
  • Kristina Darte, Coordinator, Human Trafficking, Stand Up Placer, Roseville, CA
  • Marc Evans, Author, Lieutenant, LAPD Human Trafficking Taskforce, Operations-Valley Bureau
  • Elizabeth Kim, President, National Lawyers Guild - Sacramento Chapter
  • Carissa Phelps, JD, MBA, CEO, Advocate, Author, Attorney, Survivor

The purpose of the Cesar E. Chavez Higher Education Speaker Series is to advance the social justice and cultural awareness agenda that Cesar Chavez and others worked so hard to achieve. Each year, a forum of distinguished panelists is invited to provide an intellectual and thought-provoking opportunity for students, faculty, staff and communities to gain a greater understanding of the most complex issues to face our nation. It is in that spirit that we celebrate this legacy with our annual Cesar E. Chavez Higher Education Speaker Series event.

Background: For a generation of Americans, Cesar E. Chavez (1927-1993) was the voice of farmworkers and of the Mexican American people. Chavez earned this position through his role as founder and organizer of the United Farm Workers union, through his leadership in the Chicano Movement, and through his crucial role in politics. As a result of his efforts, the concerns of Mexican American and other Latino peoples in the United States were, for the first time, brought into the national political debate. (Botz, 2006).

Rocklin campus is located at 5100 Sierra College Blvd. Rocklin. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at dispensers located on the campus parking lot.

Sponsored by: Associated Students of Sierra College (ASSC), Division of Student Equity, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), La Semana Latina Foundation, Puente Club, Student Engagement Centers Supporters: Cesar Chavez Foundation, Academic Senate, New Legacy Committee, Sierra College Foundation, Gender Equity Committee, Public Safety Association, Puente Program, Umoja Program, ALAS Program, Black Excellence Program, Native American Club, Guardian Scholars Program, Spectrum Committee, Wonoti Program, Latino Leadership Council, American Association of University Women

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