USC must bring awareness to human trafficking

By SOPHIE ROPPE | Daily Trojan

Just a short distance from USC sits Staples Center, a stadium for concerts, conventions and professional basketball games. The venue holds just over 20,000 fans — enough space to fit all undergraduates at USC — with rows of seats packed with people elbow-to-elbow. 

Imagining the vast number of people it takes to fill the Staples Center makes it even more astounding that every year, around 20,000 people are trafficked into the United States, according to The Women’s Center.

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Lynch Foundation for Children takes aim at human trafficking

By MICHAEL J. WILLIAMS | La Jolla Light

Carissa Phelps was riding in the backseat of a white Pinto driven by the pimp who had forced her into childhood prostitution. Another sex trafficker rode shotgun. That’s when she had a realization, the author of “Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets,” told the audience at a fundraising luncheon held Sept. 6 in Fairbanks Ranch .

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Lynch Foundation for Children holds fundraising gala

Rancho Santa Fe Review

Hundreds of San Diego’s most prominent business, political and philanthropic leaders gathered together on May 11 at The Abbey in downtown San Diego to raise funds and awareness to fight child sex trafficking through the Lynch Foundation for Children, which was founded by longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Bill Lynch. The event was sponsored by Sycuan and Hornblower Cruises and Events, and was emceed by Lee Ann Kim, former Channel 10 news anchor and founder of the Pacific Arts Movement.

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Lynch Foundation fundraiser to help prevent child sex trafficking

By STACEY PHILLIPS | Rancho Santa Fe Review

There are more than 8,000 victims of sex trafficking every year in the San Diego region, according to a recent joint study by the University of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University. The William D. Lynch Foundation for Children, founded by longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Bill Lynch, is helping raise awareness and funds to prevent child sex trafficking in San Diego by holding a fundraiser on Thursday, May 11. Chaired by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan, the event will be held at The Abbey in downtown San Diego from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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