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Human trafficking, immigrant rights
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placeholder  January 21, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 2   •   Oakland, CA
Human trafficking, immigrant rights topics at forum

Human trafficking and the rights of immigrants will be among the topics discussed Feb. 2 during the third annual Bay Area Social Justice Forum hosted by Holy Names University.

Bay Area
Social Justice Forum

When: Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland

What: A day of speakers and workshops on social justice issues, global and local

Keynote speakers are David Batstone, co-founder and president of Not For Sale, an anti-human trafficking organization, and Rev. Deborah Lee, director of the Oakland-based Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights.

Batstone, a professor in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco and author of "Saving the Corporate Soul & (Who Knows?) Maybe Your Own," will lead the morning session.

Rev. Lee, who has worked for more than 20 years as an educator and organizer on race, gender, anti-militarism, immigration and other issues, will lead the afternoon session. She will facilitate a panel discussion with four young adults who will share their experiences of immigration and how it has affected their lives.

Workshop sessions will focus on topics including immigration, youth homelessness, restorative justice, Islamophobia and fracking in California.

Fees range from $45 for adult registration with box lunch to student registration, with no lunch, for $15.

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