Congratulations, Julie Soo!
ESJF co-founders were honored to attend a press conference and award ceremony where Julie Soo, co-chair of the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SFCAHT) and a member of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, received the SFCAHT Inspiring Leadership Award for her extraordinary contribution to the local movement toward the eradication of human trafficking. Soo organized a conference in 2015 on labor trafficking -- often overlooked relative to sex trafficking -- and involved law enforcement, social workers, health care providers, policymakers, and prosecutors. She has been incredibly supportive of installing a memorial in honor of “comfort women” and educating the public about their often misrepresented history. She said, “Only through remembering history and engaging global partners can we understand how to better prevent the failings of our collective existence.”
Second photo credit: Carol Sacco
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