February 2, 2020
Global Hope 365 will host the first event in its new “Speaker Series” on Friday, February 7, 2020, at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. United Nations Association Orange County is co-hosting the event. “Educating the public on the many facets of Human Trafficking to prevent future victims is part of our mission at Global Hope 365 and we are pleased to have an incredible lineup of experts sharing their first-hand knowledge on the topic at this event”, said Rima Nashashibi, President and Founder of Global Hope 365.
Speakers include experts in the field who work with victims of Human Trafficking in a professional capacity will provide insight into the challenges we face as a community in reducing the demand for buying sex and preventing victims. Global Hope 365 recognizes the value of listening and sharing perspectives and viewpoints are integral to spreading awareness and saving lives. In addition, Global Hope 365 commends the hard work our speakers do each day to prevent victims and prosecute perpetrators.
Laura Oatman is District Director for Congressman Harley Rouda, who represents coastal Orange County from Seal Beach to Laguna Niguel. Laura will provide opening remarks at the event.
Peggy Huang is Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Appeals, Trial, and Writs section and a City of Yorba Linda Councilmember. As a trial attorney, Peggy prosecuted individuals who abused and neglected clients in facilities licensed by the California Department of Social Services and represented foster children in juvenile court. She was involved in two bills, signed into law, that protected abused and neglected children As a law student, Peggy interned with the Senate Judiciary Committee and worked on bills in the areas of family law, domestic violence, and child abuse. While living in Taiwan, Peggy volunteered at a shelter rescuing girls from human trafficking. Through her legal experience, Peggy offers a unique perspective on the challenges of ending Human Trafficking in Orange County and California.
Juliet Oliver is Deputy District Attorney, Human Exploitation & Trafficking Unit, Orange County District Attorney’s Office. In the Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit, Juliet specializes in the prosecution of cases involving pimping, pandering, and human trafficking of both adults and minors. Juliet has presented on the topic of human trafficking to many different audiences and has trained on the topic of the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases to law enforcement and other agencies locally and across the state.
Christina Mojica is a third-year law student at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. Christina conducted research for a report on human trafficking in the world that was published and presented to the House of Commons in London, UK in December 2018. She interned at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Malta for 3 months in 2019. Christina assisted the lead attorney at JRS Malta with providing legal advice to newly arrived asylum seekers in Malta and wrote appeals for people who were rejected refugee status in Malta. Christina will be talking about the life-changing experiences she went through while working there including stories of human trafficking.