beach_and_pier_-_2200x270_-_with_npr_and_cal_lu_1.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

South Coast Organization Will Bring Awareness About Human Trafficking This Week

180108_human_trafficking_cropped.jpeg
Photo by Soroptimist International of Simi Valley
/

An organization on the South Coast is trying to bring awareness about human trafficking.

Stacy Jewell, a human trafficking survivor, will be speaking at Stop Human Trafficking Awareness Day this week hosted by the Soroptimist International of Simi Valley.

She was kidnapped in 1999 when she was 19 and forced into human trafficking for nearly two years.

She says she felt like a slave.

“It just made me feel worthless. It made me feel like no one loved me, that no one was looking for me. And most importantly, it made feel like no one would ever find me or see me,” Jewell said.

She will be speaking at this free event on Thursday at 6:30 pm at Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley. The idea is to shine a spotlight on human trafficking that’s happening throughout the nation and even here on the South Coast.