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Task Force Summit Aims To End Human Trafficking
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The San Joaquin County Human Trafficking Task Force in collaboration with the San Joaquin County Office of Education will host the Third Annual Human Trafficking End It Summit on Friday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The End It Summit is free to the public and will be held at the Robert J. Cabral Agriculture Center in Stockton, California.

This year’s keynote, Kay Buck, CEO of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)), addresses this atrocity through hope before fear, victory over suffering, and a scalable standard of survivor leadership, empowered advocacy, and systemic change. In her nearly 30 years at the forefront of this fight, Buck has fostered the rehabilitation of countless survivors, influenced massive policy change, lobbied in D.C., participated in the World Conference on Women, and was also honored with the “Change Maker Dream Maker” award.

The End It Summit is an opportunity to highlight accomplishments achieved by the San Joaquin County Human Trafficking Task Force over the past year and share the critical goals for the upcoming year. Additionally, participants will hear from some of the county’s top agencies during a panel discussion and learn, first hand, how human trafficking impacted one survivor.

Joelle Gomez, Task Force Chair, encourages the community to participate in this critical event.

“San Joaquin County is not immune to the horrific destruction of Human Trafficking. The End It Summit provides our community with critical education on how each and every one can do their part to support survivors or help to eradicate modern day slavery,” Gomez said.

Space is limited and this free event is a sell out every year. Tickets and sponsorships are still available. For Sponsorship opportunities contact Gomez at To register for tickets, visit:

The San Joaquin County Human Trafficking Task Force was established in 2014 and now has more than 60 local government and non-government agencies, including Children’s Home of Stockton, Human Services Agency/Children’s Services, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton Police Department, San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office, Probation, Victim Witness, and Women’s Center ­ Youth and Family Services.