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Past Event

The U.S.’ Involvement in Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a scourge that circles our globe. Once thought to only affect other countries, the United States has been shown to be one of the highest perpetrators of sex trafficking and is significant in its labor trafficking, as well. This program will focus on the impact of U.S. involvement in human trafficking outside the United States and the possible reasons that committing this crime abroad may seem to some to be less of a crime.

About the Speaker

Laurel Botsford is a communications professional, convention speaker, conference organizer and advocate. She took on the task of preventing human trafficking in 2014 as a trained volunteer for Shared Hope International and in 2018 founded Wisdom International: Help2Others. Over the years, Laurel’s focus has remained on building “Prevention Before Harm” knowledge and skills against human trafficking into everyone’s daily life through developing and delivering individualized, age- and culture-appropriate trainings for clubs, schools and agencies. She hosts community events with her partners: survivors, tribal leaders, coalitions, law enforcement, victim services and legal services, with each sharing best practices to end human trafficking from all angles.

MLF Organizer
Carol Possin

A Marin Chapter program. Chapters and forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California, and they cover a diverse range of topics. 

This program is co-sponsored by United Nations Association of Marin and the League of Women Voters Marin County.

March 21, 2024

Dominican University
Creekside Room
100 Magnolia Avenue at Palm Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
United States


Laurel Botsford

Founder, Wisdom International: Help2Others