Friday, June 01, 2012

June 25 Program: Kathy Xian, “Ending Human Trafficking in Hawaii”


Monday, June 25, 2012

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church

Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.

Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.


11:30 Luncheon: Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—$5.00 Donation

11:45 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks, Larry Geller, President

12 Noon

Ending Human Trafficking in Hawaii
Kathy Xian with Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery

3CE0658752C4E467B01703CB426EA52F The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery (PASS) is a Hawaii-based not for profit whose mission is to stop Human-Trafficking in Hawaii and the Pacific. Kathy Xian is the Executive Director. PASS provides services and advocacy for survivors of Human-Trafficking, education and training on the identification of victims of Human-Trafficking and public awareness and prevention education

“Human trafficking" is an umbrella term for activities involved when one person obtains or holds another person in compelled service. This may include involuntary servitude, slavery, debt bondage and forced labor. In 2009, Hawaii had approximately 10 percent of all human trafficking cases certified by the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the United States.

Further collaboration and education is needed to successfully combat trafficking. PASS is very hopeful for the future. “We are convinced that, through commitment and working together, Hawaii's island communities can end trafficking in the state within 10 years”.