Human Trafficking

Saint Gregory the Great Parish is hosting a presentation on Human Trafficking

Speakers:

Summer Stephan
San Diego County Deputy District Attorney,
Chair-Human Trafficking Advisory Council

Grace Williams
President
Children of the Immaculate Heart

Tuesday    •    February 6, 2018    •    7:00-8:30pm

This presentation on Human Trafficking will be given by San Diego County Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan, chair of the Human Trafficking Advisory Council and coordinating council for the Human Trafficking Task Force, along with Grace Williams, President of Children of the Immaculate Heart, a Catholic apostolate devoted to female victims of human trafficking.  

Combatting Human Trafficking was declared by Pope Francis as a moral imperative.  It is modern-day slavery that is both global and local in its impact on human rights and public safety.  It is a $32 billion-a-year global industry with San Diego listed as a high intensity region.  Recruitment of young victims is taking place in schools across San Diego County.  Please join us to learn about the issue from the experts and to discuss ways that you can help.

Q&A from the audience will follow the presentation.  Refreshments will be served.

All are welcome.  This presentation is appropriate for adults and teens.  The event is free!

 

 

For more information about this evening event, please contact: Deacon Ron Diem at 858-653-3540 or deaconron@stgg.org.

For information about Children of the Immaculate Heart please contact Margaret at 619-431-5537 or childrenoftheimmaculateheart.org.

Summer Stephan


Summer Stephan has been a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego County for 25 years.  She is Chief of the Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division; this special victims’ division is responsible for prosecuting sex crimes, child molestation, sexually violent predators, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and stalking cases. 

As a trial prosecutor, she tried over 100 jury trials including capital and special circumstance homicide, sexually based homicide, sexual assault, sexual exploitation of minors, child abuse, school shooting and human trafficking related cases.  Summer was selected as one of only two prosecutors in the State of California on the Governor’s Task Force for High Risk Sex Offenders and Sexually Violent Predators.

Grace Williams


Grace Williams is the co-chair of the San Diego Board of Supervisors’ Human Trafficking Victim Service Committee.  In this role, she helps lead the committee in representing the needs of trafficking victims and working to further best aftercare practices.

Grace has ministered to people suffering in commercial sexual exploitation in Vancouver, Canada.  She also worked with 'Mary’s Guest House for adult trafficked survivors' here in San Diego, as well as the 'Missionaries of Charity Homeless Women’s Shelter' in Memphis.

Her most recent work is devoted to raise awareness and establish more rehabilitative programs in San Diego that have a therapeutic/holistic approach, and most importantly which present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.