MEET BSCC’S NEW PRESIDENT

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During her 25-career as a Research Psychologist with the Federal Government, Anne published two books and more than 130 scientific articles, book chapters, and reports. Currently, she is President of the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition and Women’s Museum of California. She has volunteered as an election supervisor in “emerging” countries (eight missions) and has organized conferences, published articles, and given presentations about human trafficking, world peace, and women’s history at local, national, and international conferences (e.g., Cuba, Greece, Uganda, South Africa).

As a staunch opponent of human trafficking, Anne spoke out against this form of modern-day slavery before such nonprofit organizations as the World Affairs Council and the Downtown San Diego Lions Club in the late 1990s.  She also organized educational programs about sex trafficking through the United Nations Association. All of her audiences were shocked, even those attending the International Congress of Women in Havana, Cuba in 2003.  She continues to write and speak out about sex trafficking, a horrific form of violence against women. Anne has served on the board of BSCC for twenty years. JW August is our outgoing president.  He served in this position for more than fifteen years and like Anne is one of the original co-founders of the BSCC.  A veteran journalist, he has reported on trafficking for over a decade, writing and producing dozens of stories involving labor and sex trafficking. He has been awarded two Emmy’s for stories on the subject, one on an orphanage in Baja which was involved in the trade and a second story on trafficking along the US/Mexico border. His new role with the BSCC will be as the media relations director.