Message from the Governor

Message from the Governor
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month as proclaimed by President Obama.  He calls for all to come together to fight trafficking at the national and grassroots levels.  Per his Proclamation, " a global sense of justice that says no child should ever be exploited, and empower our daughters and sons with the same chances to pursue their dreams. This month, I call on every nation, every community and every individual to fight human trafficking wherever it exists.  Let us declare as one that slavery has no place in our world, and let us finally restore to all people the most basic rights of freedom, dignity, and justice."
Many communities and Soroptimist clubs are hosting events this month to bring awareness to Human Trafficking, most notably on January 11th.  January 11th was named National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in 2007. Here are just a few of the events I'm aware of:
  • Shared Hope Rally - January 11th
  • Woodland Community College Foster & Kinship Care Education and Soroptimist International of Davis and Woodland are hosting multiple workshops to educate the public about Human trafficking
  • Break These Chains - January 21st  Las Vegas
What's going on in your community? Although many clubs work year around on stop trafficking issues, I hope you can find an event in your area to attend this month to increase our awareness and impact in stopping Human Trafficking.
Vicki Watson,
Governor 2016-18