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Marisa Ugarte at Spotlight on Women Luncheon Series


Spotlight on Women Luncheon

Wednesday March 21, 2012

The Spotlight on Women Luncheon Series is a collaborative networking event put together by the Women’s International Center, San Diego French Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Museum of California. We generally, but not exclusively, feature professional women speakers and we encourage people of all ages to join us in this cooperative environment. For those who choose to, guests may announce to our group who you are, what you do, and what you are looking for. Bring your business cards and fliers.

Keynote Speaker: Marisa Ugarte Executive Director of the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition
Subject: In accordance with Women’s History Month — Raising Awareness about BiLateral Human Trafficking: New and Tougher Laws to help Prevent Human Trafficking Globally and Locally
Cost: $25 for lunch, Guests Pay Individually (Auditors are welcome at no charge)
Time: Noon-2pm
Menu: $25 all-inclusive: Lentil Bean Soup, Greek Salad topped with a breast of chicken, Greek Cookies, One drink ticket per person good for any type of drink.

More About Maris Ugarte: In her role as the Executive Director of the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, Marisa Ugarte brings more than 20 years of experience in advocacy for exploited men, women and children, and in assisting and at-risk youth. With a Masters degree (equivalent) in social work and psychology, Ms. Ugarte spent three years developing social services programs in Tijuana, Mexico. Ms. Ugarte is founder of the Binational Crisis Line in Tijuana, as well as the Domestic Violence Crisis Center for the Sistema Nacional para el Desarollo Integral de la Familia, Tijuana (DIF Tijuana). Ms. Ugarte continues to be an advisor to DIF and to the Civil Protection and Disaster Crisis Prevention Program in Mexico.