Who do I contact with any media inquiries?2022-02-23T15:44:19+00:00

For any media inquiries, please be sure to contact Scott Carr.

Who do I contact with questions?2022-05-27T18:25:29+00:00

For questions about the Human Trafficking Summit, please reach out to Bob Deering, Chairperson, at BobDeering5180@gmail.com.


How much is registration for the Food Security Summit?2022-02-23T23:11:40+00:00

Registration is $75 for in-person tickets, or $50 for a virtual all-access pass.

How much is it to register for the Water Summit?2022-03-02T17:48:18+00:00

The cost for registration is $50 for in-person attendees, and $10 for virtual attendees. Click here for more details.

How much is registration for the Human Trafficking Summit?2022-02-23T23:12:12+00:00

Registration is $50 for in-person tickets, or $50 for a virtual all-access pass.

Can students and members of Rotaract and Interact attend Water: From Source to Sea?2022-03-02T17:40:27+00:00

Of course! In fact, Rotaractors, Interactors and students are able to attend free of charge. Register today to learn more.

Can students and members of Rotaract and Interact attend the Healthy Soils Summit?2022-03-02T17:41:15+00:00

Of course! In fact, Rotaractors, Interactors and students are able to attend free of charge. Register today to learn more.

How much is it to register for the Healthy Soils Summit?2022-03-02T17:50:23+00:00

The cost for registration is $25 for all virtual attendees. Click here for more details.

What is the scheduled program?2022-06-16T09:22:28+00:00

For attendees, we have designed a robust schedule of events. To download a current copy, click here.

What hotels are nearby?2022-05-27T20:27:05+00:00

The Liberty Station Conference Center is located minutes away from San Diego International Aiport. There are several hotels available within one mile of the event venue. In fact, there are two hotels that share the Center’s parking lot. For more information, click here.

Is there special pricing for students, Interact, and Rotaract members?2022-08-06T15:48:48+00:00

Yes, registration is only $25 for students, including college students, as well as members of Interact and Rotaract clubs. Register today to learn more.

Can I attend a People of Action Summit virtually?2022-07-18T20:36:32+00:00

Yes! All five Summits will be available online. When you register for a particular Summit, you will be given the option of attending in-person or virtually. (In fact, the Healthy Soils Summit is exclusively virtual). Simply select the virtual option when registering, and you will be provided additional information for attending remotely.

How do I order lunch?2022-08-02T18:22:09+00:00

Order your lunch selection by clicking here.

Can I review the full program for the People of Action Summit on Human Trafficking ?2022-09-11T14:48:33+00:00

Yes, click here to review the full program.

Who are the speakers for this People of Action Summit?2022-10-01T10:24:17+00:00

8:30 AM Panel Member— Ashlie Bryant

Ashlie Bryant is an innovator, leader, social entrepreneur and advocate for children around the globe. She believes in the power of the human spirit and the ability for anyone to thrive and achieve.

In 2010, Ashlie founded 3Strands Global Foundation in response to a trafficking incident in her small suburb. Over the past twelve years, she has led the organization to exponential growth. She was integral in the development of a global anti- trafficking training and curriculum, PROTECT, now live in eight states and several countries. To date, the program has reached over 95,000 adults and more than 725,000 youth. Ashlie expanded 3Strands programming to include a sweet of seven programs that deliver holistic prevention. These programs cover primary through tertiary prevention. The direct services, tertiary, program called Employ + Empower has placed over 450 survivors and at-risk individuals in sustainable jobs in the last four years in Sacramento, San Francisco, and will expand to San Jose this year.

A frequent panelist and keynote speaker, Ashlie has presented to groups around the world. Her presentations have covered topics ranging from data and impact to prevention to system collaboration to address root causes of exploitation. She also frequently consults with legislators and state Attorneys General on anti-human trafficking legislation, having helped author and pass AB1227, The Human Trafficking Prevention Education Act in California, the first legislation of its kind in the U.S., SB 198 in Utah and HR 6552 The Reauthorization of the Frederick Douglass Victim Prevention and Protection Act 2022..


8:30 AM Panel Member— Mary-Ellen Barett

Mary-Ellen Barrett has been a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney for over 25 years prosecuting a variety of cases from theft to murder. Ms. Barrett is the chair of the San Diego County Regional Human Trafficking and CSEC Advisory Council which is responsible for developing best practices to combat human trafficking. At the DA’s office, she handles all petitions to clear the criminal records of survivors and is assigned to the San Diego Trafficking Prevention Collective which provides anti-trafficking education to San Diego’s public schools. Ms. Barrett sits on the National District Attorney’s Advisory Board on Human Trafficking. Ms. Barrett has previously received the statewide prosecutor of the year award from the California Narcotics Officers Association and other awards for her work in promoting the rights of victims and survivors including, an “Angel of Trafficking Award” from the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, the “Client Advocate of the Year” award from North County Lifeline, and the Rotary District 5340 (San Diego and Imperial Counties) 2021 “Peacemaker of the Year” award.


8:30 AM Panel Member — Jamie Beck

Jamie Beck is the President and Managing Attorney of Free to Thrive, a nonprofit organization that empowers survivors of human trafficking to be free from exploitation and thrive by providing them with legal services and connections to additional support.

Prior to launching Free to Thrive in 2017, Jamie practiced civil litigation for five years at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. Jamie also worked as a judicial law clerk to San Diego district court judge Michael M. Anello. Jamie received her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Jamie was the 2016-2017 president of Lawyers Club of San Diego and founded the Lawyers Club Human Trafficking Collaborative. She currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Joan. B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. Point Loma Nazarene University recognized Jamie’s contribution to the fight against human trafficking, awarding her its inaugural 2016 Hope Rising Award. She also received the San Diego County Bar Community Service Award for Outstanding Service by a New Lawyer and the San Diego Rotary Peace Award in 2018. The American Bar Association also included her among its eight “members who inspired us in 2018” and in 2019, Jamie received the USD Law Distinguished Alumni Rising Star Award.


9:30 AM Session Speaker— David Oates

David Oates is a Crisis PR veteran, 15-year Rotarian, Rotary International Major Donor, and Assistant Governor for District 5340. He was the founding chairperson of the District’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and is now working to help stand up a subcommittee for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Anti-Human Trafficking Advisory Council. He’s also a proud member of the Rotary Global Action Group Against Slavery.


11:30 AM Lunch Speaker— Heather Fischer

Heather C. Fischer is the senior advisor for human rights crimes at Thomson Reuters Special Services. In this capacity, Fischer serves on the Executive Leadership Team and advises on the company strategy to protect human rights and combat crimes of exploitation.

Previously, Fischer served as the White House special advisor for human trafficking. During her detail assignment to the White House from the US Department of Justice, she served as the human trafficking coordinator for the Executive Office of the President and the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons to prevent and address all forms of human trafficking. Prior to her role in the White House, Fischer was the special advisor to the Ambassador-at-Large in the Office of the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/ TIP) at the US Department of State.

In other Human Trafficking related positions, Fischer served as a subject matter expert on human trafficking at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. She was the mobilization and partnership strategist at Love146, where she managed government, major corporation, and community partnerships to combat child trafficking and exploitation globally. She was the co-chair of the public-private Financial Crimes Working Group to Prevent Human Trafficking through the Knoble network. She serves on the National Child ID Program Human Trafficking Advisory Team and is currently a board member of the Freedom Collaborative and RecollectiV. She served on the US Department of Homeland Security-led Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force, US Department of Homeland Security Forced Labor Ad Hoc Work Group, the Washington DC, New York Capital Region and Southern Tier Anti-Trafficking task forces, Connecticut Bar Association Special Committee on Sex Trafficking of Children, Department of Justice Civil Rights Community Working Group, and Twitter Trust & Safety Council.


11:30 AM Lunch Speaker— Cardell T. Morant

Cardell T. Morant is the Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT), led by Immigration and Customs (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). With 16 participating component agencies and offices, the CCHT is a DHS-wide effort to advance counter human trafficking law enforcement operations, protect victims, and enhance prevention efforts by aligning DHS’ capabilities and expertise.

Mr. Morant serves as the DHS representative on human trafficking and oversees the CCHT. He has had a distinguished career with more than 25 years of experience in federal law enforcement. Mr. Morant’s prior leadership postings include the Special Agent in Charge for ICE HSI San Diego, Deputy Special Agent in Charge for ICE HSI Baltimore, and Assistant Special Agent in Charge for ICE HSI Houston. Mr. Morant has managed over 500 special agents, criminal analysts, and administrative and support personnel. Among other leadership roles, Mr. Morant has also served as the acting Deputy Assistant Director of the HSI Cyber Crimes Center where he was responsible for the child exploitation, computer forensics, and cyber crimes portfolios.


11:30 AM Lunch Speaker— Dave McCleary

Dave McCleary is the Vice Chair of the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery. Dave founded “End Human Trafficking Now” in 2012 with the goal to bring awareness and action, these include Business Engagement, Effective Law Enforcement and Sustaining Freedom though empowering survivors. In 2013 Dave was appointed worldwide Vice Chair of Rotarians Against Slavery with the mission to engage 1.2 million Rotarians and 35,000 clubs on over 200 counties to take on the issues of ending modern day slavery. Dave serves on Georgia’s Statewide Taskforce as workgroup chair “Deterring Traffickers and Buyers” though Business Engagement.

Dave is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Roswell, CA. In 2019, Dave joined the White House Round Table on Human Trafficking with the expressed goal to engage the business and Civic Communities in the fight to end Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking. In 2015, Dave Chaired a World Summit with President Carter on ending human trafficking with participation from 14 counties and 32 States with a focus on Business Engagement, Effective Law Enforcement, Legislation and Sustaining Freedom though empowering survivors. Dave moderated a panel on Human Trafficking at the UN for Rotary Day in 2015 with the US State Department, Carter Center and International Justice mission. He lead an effort in the US for Rotarians to lobby their US House and Senate members to sponsor the End Modern Slavery Initiative Act. Dave was appointed chair to the 2019 Super Bowl Anti-Trafficking task force responsible for Business and civic engagement. Dave Moderated a Panel for US Attorney General Jeff Session at the Department of Justice for business engagement with, Delta, Facebook, UPS, Randstad USA, Anthem and Coca Cola.


1:10 PM Session Speaker— Brian Gladden

Dr. Brian K. Gladden is the CEO of Strategy & Innovation Institute (SI2).

Brian is on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center (SRFJC) since 2016. The SRFJC provides one place where victims of domestic violence, abuse, and human trafficking can meet with law enforcement and prosecutors, receive trauma-informed counseling, social services, and spiritual care. The SRFJC partners with many of the non-profits in the area that specialize in these services in order to bring them together under one roof. www.hopethriveshere.org

He earned a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Strategy & Innovation, Capella University. Brian has an Executive Certificate in International Management from the Thunderbird, The Garvin School of Intl. Management. He completed a MBA from University of Warwick, Coventry, England, and received his Bachelor of Science, Marketing from Fresno State University, Fresno,

He has been a Rotarian for 24 years and Past President of the Rotary Club of Roseville, CA. In Rotary District 5180, he is an Assistant Governor, 2016- 2019. He was co-author of the largest Rotary international grant to fight Human Trafficking in the US.


3:15 PM Final Session Speaker— Marjorie Saylor

Marjorie Saylor is a survivor of sex and labor trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. In 2017 she Founded The Well Path, which provided emergency shelter services to both male and female survivors across the US with her hotel voucher program for 5 years.

Now she is the current Program Director of Alabaster Jar Project’s long term shelter program and drop-in resource center for adult women survivors of sex trafficking. She is also the Board President of the Survivor Leader Network of San Diego, which advocates for legislation recommendations for

victims of trafficking while working to mentor other survivors into leaders. She currently sits as the Chair of the Survivor Voice Subcommittee on the San Diego County Human Trafficking and CSEC Advisory Council.

Marjorie has been very active in the community helping to educate and inform delegates, law enforcement, healthcare workers, community advocates, others, and students at all levels of education, as she works to ensure the safety of her communities.

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