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Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking on University Campuses

NO MORE NO MORE - A Human Trafficking Awareness Program
EVENT DATE: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
TIME: 3:30pm-6:00pm
LOCATION: Atkinson Hall Auditorium, UC San Diego

The International Labor Organization estimates that human trafficking generates over $150 billion in illegal profits each year, with more than one-third of that amount coming from forced labor exploitation, and the rest from sexual exploitation.

According to a recent report, San Diego is not immune to this crisis. Published by the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the report estimates that the economic impact of sex trafficking in San Diego amounts to more than $750 million annually. Put in perspective, that sum is just below the economic impact of the natural resources and mining industries in San Diego, and slightly higher than the sale of the Padres baseball team in 2012. The disturbing statistics represent real victims -- including students from San Diego’s institutions of higher learning.

The No More No More Program launched by Social Impact and Innovation at UC San Diego aims to raise awareness of Human Trafficking through conversation and a theater performance by kNOw MORE!

Opening Speaker: Pradeep K. Khosla, UC San Diego Chancellor
Keynote Speaker: Carrie Hessler Radelet, President & CEO of Project Concern International (PCI)

Conversations with:
Suresh Subramani, Global Director of Tata Institute for Genetics and Society
Carmen Kcomt, Director, Legal and Social Services Department - La Maestra Community Health Centers- CA Delegate, Refugee Congress
Ramesh Rao, Director of Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego
Lianne Urada, Assistant Professor, Gender Equity and Health, UC San Diego

UC San Diego theatre students will be participating with kNOw MORE!, Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Curriculum for youth. This performance uses dialogue, abstract, dramatized images and spoken word, to incite curiosity and prompt a learning journey towards understanding the red flags and vulnerability of human trafficking and the tragic social issue. The program will close with a heartfelt performance by Buki Domingos, famous singer songwriter, activist, and survivor of human trafficking.

In Partnership with: Project Concern International (PCI), Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego, Alliance4Empowerment, kNOw MORE!, and UC San Diego.


Parking: Visitors can best find parking at Hopkins Parking Structure. Parking pay stations are near the entrances and elevators. Purchase a Visitor Permit which cost $1 per 45 minutes, up to $8 for a full day. You can park in any V, B, or S spot for the amount of time you have purchased.