This panel of extraordinary women are at the forefront of fighting Human Trafficking in California and beyond. They came to share their stories and to give advice to protect girls from this growing epidemic. From the left: Rachel Thomas and Jessica Midkiff - both survivors of human trafficking and activists; actress Garcelle Beauvais who showed the audience a sneak peek at her upcoming film 'Lalo's House'; Kim Biddle, Founder of Saving Innocence, a nonprofit servicing women and girls who are survivors of trafficking; Joan Pera of the Los Angeles County Probation Department and Tracy Webb, former Cyber Crime Prosecutor.
"If you are fortunate enough to have an opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well." That is a quote from Senator Kamala Harris (D-Califoria), a woman whom I admire and am grateful to call my friend. I met Kamala when she was District Attorney of San Francisco. From our first conversation, it didn't take long to know that she had a true passion to help the underserved. She has a bright future and I am very proud of her!