Walk in their Shoes: Standing with Survivors of Sex Trafficking

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Walk in their Shoes: Standing with Survivors of Sex Trafficking

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Peace & Justice Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice and the San Diego-based organization Breaking the Silence Together will host an event to raise awareness about human sex trafficking – “Walk in their Shoes: Standing with Survivors of Sex Trafficking”. In addition to drawing attention to the problem, the event will provide a platform for victims to share their stories and an opportunity for community members to learn about ways to support victims and the organizations working to prevent trafficking and promote healing. The event will feature:

  • A visual art exhibit;
  • Opening remarks from Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan;
  • A panel discussion featuring Dr. Ami Carpenter of the Kroc School of Peace Studies, Rachel Robitz, MD, a UCSD community psychiatry fellow, and Danny Santiago, the Task Force Commander of the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force;
  • Theatrical performance;
  • Music from Sarah Carpio, Nancy Cordova and Rebecca Ottinger;
  • Candle lighting ceremony; and
  • An exhibition of San Diego community organizations 

Across the world there are more than 20 million victims of human trafficking. Of these, more than 4.5 million individuals are victims of sex trafficking, including many of society’s most vulnerable citizens, like children. While this modern-day slavery is a global and national problem, it is also one with deep roots in our San Diego community. Each year there are approximately 10,000 sex trafficking victims or survivors in San Diego County who live and work in every city in the county. The sex trafficking industry annually generates $810 million, a figure that rivals the county’s natural resources and mining sector. Despite the scope of the problem, many people remain unaware of its prevalence, including in their own communities. "Walk in their Shoes" seeks to break this silence.  

In Partnership With:

  • Alabaster Jar Project
  • Breaking the Silence Together
  • Center for Community Solutions
  • Center for Justice and Reconciliation, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Children of the Immaculate Heart
  • Generate Hope
  • North County Lifeline
  • Project Concern International (PCI)
  • San Diego Churches against Trafficking
  • San Diego Diplomacy Council
  • San Diego Youth Services
  • United Nations Association of the USA, San Diego Chapter
  • University of San Diego Women's Center


begin quoteEach voice becomes a light, and each story a chance for change. Together we can end sex trafficking.

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Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies


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