Conference set to raise awareness of human trafficking

kleslie@thetribunenews.comNovember 11, 2013 

San Luis Obispo nonprofit Mountainbrook Abolitionists will host a conference Friday through Saturday to raise awareness of human trafficking.

The conference, “Justice Summit: A Holistic Approach to Combating Human Trafficking,” will take place at Mountainbrook Community Church, 1775 Calle Joaquin in San Luis Obispo. Presenters will cover topics such as human trafficking awareness, prevention, reporting, advocacy and restoration, according to a news release.

Guest speakers will include Nola Brantley, founder of Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth; Jocelyn White of International Justice Mission; John Vanek, a law enforcement expert; Dr. Melissa Farley; and Carissa Phelps, founder of Runaway Girl FPC.

Several workshops will also be available.

The conference will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. To learn more, register or donate, visit

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