Public Hearing on Labor Trafficking


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Public Hearing on Labor Trafficking
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Shiley Special Events Suite, 9th Floor, San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 

Public Hearing: 10 a.m.

Introductory Comments

1. Toni Atkins, President pro Tempore, California Senate

Perspectives from Labor Trafficking Survivors and Service Providers

2. Angela Guanzon, Survivor Advocate (Written Testimony)

3. Renuka Zellars, Survivor Advocate

4. Jamie Beck, President and Managing Attorney, Free to Thrive (Written Testimony)

15 Minute Break

Introduction to Labor Trafficking

5. Colleen Owens, founder and CEO of THE WHY; former Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute (Written Testimony, Supplement to Written Testimony)

6. Kathleen Kim, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School (Written Testimony)

Lunch Break

Hearing Reconvenes: 1:30 p.m.

Lessons from the field: How local governments are combatting Labor Trafficking

7. Summer Stephan, District Attorney, San Diego County (Written Testimony)

8. Nancy O’Malley, District Attorney, Alameda County (Written Testimony)

9. Lynette Gonzales, Deputy District Attorney, Fresno County (Written Testimony)

10. Anh Truong, Supervising Attorney, Sex & Labor Trafficking Unit, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office (Written Testimony)

15 Minute Break

Looking Ahead: What is Needed to Strengthen California’s Response to Labor Trafficking?

11. Kay Buck, Chief Executive Officer, The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (Written Testimony, Supplement to Written Testimony)

12. Jean Bruggeman, Executive Director, The Freedom Network USA (Written Testimony)

Public Comments

The hearing is open to the public, although the Commission requests that those attending register at