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St. Helena panel to discuss local human sex trafficking

Soroptimist International of St. Helena will host Elle Snow, founder of Game Over, a nonprofit created to raise awareness of human sex trafficking in local communities from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9 at the St. Helena High School Performing Arts Center, 1401 Grayson Ave.

Snow, a human sex trafficking survivor recognized by members of the United States Congress for her advocacy work on behalf of women and girls everywhere, will discuss the many ways human sex trafficking takes hold in a community and what can be done to fight it.

Following her presentation, Snow will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Doris Gentry, Napa City Council member and human trafficking activist. Others on the panel include Napa County Sheriff John Robertson, District Attorney Allison Haley, St. Helena Police Chief William Imboden and Judy Durham, NEWS Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services official. A Sacramento representative from 3Strands Global Foundation, a non-profit set up to combat human sex trafficking, will also be among the panelists.

Audience questions will be taken from the floor.

This event, which is being hosted by Soroptimist International of St. Helena, is open to the public and free of charge. Due to sensitive subject matter, parents are advised to use discretion when bringing children and teens. No RSVP necessary, though space limited.

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