Kamala Harris (117683)

California Attorney General Kamala Harris will be the keynote speaker at the UCLA Law Review annual symposium Jan. 29-30, that will explore the theme: “Examining the Roots of Human Trafficking and Exploitation.” during her presentation.

Most of the symposium events will be held at UCLA School of Law but Harris will speak on Friday at 11:20 a.m. in the Ackerman Student Union Grand Ballroom on campus.

A plenary session exploring the role race plays in human trafficking precedes the Harris address from 9:30-11:10 a.m.

Admission to the two-day event is free but pre-registration is requested. Some on-site registration will take place as well. For information, contact: lrsymposium@lawnet.ucla.edu.

In addition to Harris, the event also features four dozen other speakers, including survivors, scholars, advocates, and policy stakeholders.

Beth Ribet, Ph.D., UCLA faculty advisor to the event and co-director of the non-profit Repair, explains the event’s purpose: “The problems of labor and sex trafficking and exploitation continue to represent a persistent and alarming crisis in Los Angeles county, and in domestic and international arenas, despite increased public awareness.”

Proceedings will be video archived, and made available online at no charge to the public after the event, through the UCLA Law Review website.