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Soroptimist to hold human trafficking awareness event Jan. 28

VISTA – Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland invited the public to their 17th annual Human Trafficking Awareness Walk and Event Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at United Methodist Church of Vista, 490 S. Melrose Drive, in Vista.

The guest speaker will be Susan Johnson, founder and CEO of Alabaster Jar Project, a nonprofit that aims to restore, rehabilitate and empower women who are survivors of sex trafficking with long-term housing and tangible resources.

Information tables will be set up from several organizations involved in helping victims of sex trafficking, including North County Lifeline, Southern Indian Health Council, Grace House, One Safe Place and North County LGBTQ Resource Center.

Johnson will speak at 10:30 a.m. and the walk will commence at 11 a.m., with participants walking about 1 1/2 miles round-trip down Melrose Drive and back to Church. Water and "Stop Trafficking" signs will be provided, and the event is free to the public. Registration is requested but not required at

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month, and similar events are being held throughout the county. For more information, visit or email [email protected] or call 760-683-9427.

Submitted by Soroptimist International of Vista.


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