Human trafficking: The modern day slavery


Human trafficking is the third largest and fastest growing crime in the United States, and according to the 2013 Freedom Summit, California is one of the top three states to fall victim to human trafficking.Human_Trafficking_panel discussion flier

A human trafficking panel discussion will be held Tuesday, May 7, from 4- 6 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino. The panel discussion will take place at CSUSB’s Santos Manuel Student Union Theater.

The panel will consist of three speakers:

  • Daphne Phung, founder of California Against Slavery;
  • Amy Andrews, a survivor of human trafficking; and
  • Jeff Stiff, an FBI agent who specializes in human trafficking.

The moderator, Sara Aguirre, a federal investigator also specializing in human trafficking, will be asking the panelists questions. A question-and-answer session for the audience will follow the discussion.

Victims of human trafficking are forced into slavery, prostitution or they become mail-order brides. The majority of the victims are women and children.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $5.

For more information on the panel discussion, “Human Trafficking,” contact the university’s Women’s Resource Center at (909) 537-7203.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit