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The next meeting of the Poway Democratic Club is Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 6:00 PM, at the Mainstream Bar & Grill, located at 13385 Poway Rd (map).

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Program: Human Trafficking

Speaker: Elizabeth Camarena, Esq.

In addition to a brief review of the November election, our main program is on the subject of human trafficking. Human trafficking or "modern-day slavery" is a 32-billion dollar business happening across the world, here in the U.S. and locally in San Diego County. Human trafficking is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery. The mission of the Casa Cornelia Law center is to assure that victims of human trafficking will no longer be forced to live in the shadows subject to the whim of unethical employers.

About the Speaker:

Elizabeth Camarena, Esq. is the Associate Director at Casa Cornelia Law Center. She has been directly involved with the issue of unaccompanied minors on a local and national level and was instrumental in the design and planning of CCLC's Human Trafficking Program. Before joining CCLC, she worked as an Asylum Officer for the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of Law and completed her undergraduate studies at Fresno State University. She is active in her community by supporting civil rights and educational organizations and institutions.

Meetings are free and open to the public. While you are not required to purchase dinner, we do encourage you to take advantage of the Mainstream B & G's menu of good food and full bar. Donations and/or participation in the raffle are appreciated to help cover costs.

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