Women's Center-Youth & Family Services
Featuring Keynote Speaker Kate Price
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Stockton Civic Auditorium
Human Trafficking Survivor Announced as Keynote for Women’s Center-YFS Annual Luncheon
Local agency raises awareness of human trafficking epidemic to encourage involvement of individuals and local businesses.
Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services, the sole-provider of free, confidential shelter and services for homeless and runaway youth and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in San Joaquin County, is honored to welcome Ms. Kate Price to serve as the Keynote Speaker for our agency’s 37th Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The Luncheon, which serves as Women’s Center-YFS annual fundraiser, will be held at the Stockton Civic Auditorium and will offer an exclusive introduction to Women’s Center-YFS new CEO, a first-hand look into Human Trafficking, a learning opportunity for individuals and local businesses to make impact, and additional discussion around other trauma-informed services.
Kate Price is a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation as a child, and her life story exemplifies the power every community member has to change a life. In addition to being victimized by family members, she was overlooked by her community. Extended family, neighbors, friends and teachers all suspected she was being harmed, yet no one intervened. At 10 years old, after a decade of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, Ms. Price found hope after visiting a friend whose mother was a professor at a local college. “That one visit gave me a vision of what I knew my life could look like beyond those cycles, and I held on to that inspiration for dear life as I fought my way out,” says Ms. Price. So, while some did nothing or didn’t know how to help, others helped by opening their arms and welcoming her into their home – giving her hope for a different life.
Today, Ms. Price is working on her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she is researching how organizational and legislative discrimination towards Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) can re-traumatize child sex victims and survivors instead of providing necessary services and protection. While serving on the advisory boards of the anti-trafficking organizations Truckers Against Trafficking and ECPAT-USA, her story of grit and determination is a reminder that we all have the power to change a life, even if we never know it.
Join us to learn more about human trafficking trends and services in San Joaquin County, the opportunities every individual and local business has to raise awareness and make impact, and to support Women’s Center-YFS, as we grow upon four decades of providing trauma-informed services to the community. Sponsorship and table opportunities are available by emailing Krista Fiser, Women’s Center-YFS’ Development Director, at or calling (209) 941-2611.
Tables start at $400 for 8 seats. This is a ticketless event, and your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of completed form and payment.
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Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
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Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
San Joaquin County Office of Education
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