A few San Francisco’s notables are uniting for a very special evening to discuss human trafficking and ways to stop it. Did you know that San Francisco ranks #3 in the US for Human Trafficking? Come and meet Professor David Batstone, author of Not For Sale, who teaches USF’s Capstone Course in Ethics, and serves as Co-Professor in the Erasmus Program.

Men, women, and children are sold into a $150 billion annual market for sex and labor. This is happening globally, and domestically; in urban and suburban areas; in hotels, restaurants, and on street corners. Slavery is wrapped up in almost every industry’s supply chain, tainting the food we eat, the clothes we buy, and the electronics we love. After the international drug trade, trafficking of humans is tied with arms dealing as the second- largest criminal industry in the world. Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.

Not For Sale’s first U.S. project supporting survivors into the workplace. Human trafficking is the acquisition of people using force, deception, or coercion with the intent to exploit.

During this festive fete enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, musical beats by Freddy Clarke and Cole McLean performing their new song, Not For Sale, raffles and a silent auction.

Epi Center MedSpa has offered to remove all the tattoos and markings that have been placed on individuals who have survived this ordeal so they can live the rest of their lives without the branding of their past, which range from being sold by their parents to being kidnapped and drugged, all exploited at the early age of 8 or 10.

Hosting this event:

Margaret Mitchell, Carissa Ashman, Dr. Patrick Bitter Sr., Charleston Pierce, Heidi Pettit, Hooman Khalili, Claudia Ross, Mark Rhoades, Freddy Clarke, Cole McLean, Marybeth La Motte, Elisabeth Thieriot and Morgan Le.



  • October 23,2014
  • 6-9pm
  • 450 Sutter Street, Suite 800, San Francisco
  • Wine & Hors D’oeuvres
  • Funky Beats by Freddy Clarke & Cole McLean Performing their new song, Not For Sale
  • Demonstrations, Raffles and a Silent Auction
  • Each attendee will receive a $50 Gift Certificate toward services at the MedSpa