Human Trafficking Awareness for the Hospitality Industry


Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences



Human trafficking-modern day slavery-occurs in nearly every country in the world, and every state in the U.S. It also happens in the San Francisco Bay Area on a daily basis. This course provides a basic training on the issue, aiming to educate individuals on how to spot it and what to do about it in their own communities. It is designed for employees, managers, and patrons of restaurants and hotels, with a separate version for each group.

In this training we discuss the definition of human trafficking, its prevalence, and the places and industries in which it occurs. We examine whom it affects and the techniques used to force people into service and hold them there. The training will equip you with the tools to help fight human trafficking, including the red flags that may indicate a person has been trafficked, and what to do when you suspect a possible case.


There are no prerequisites to take this course. It assumes no previous knowledge of human trafficking.

Course Staff

Dr. Katherine R. Jolluck, Senior Lecturer, History, Stanford University

Sharan Dhanoa, Coordinator for the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking

Kelly Hyland, co-foundeder the Global Freedom Center, former Senior Counsel in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State, author of "Freedom for All: An Attorney's Guide to Fighting Human Trafficking"

Minouche Kandel, Director of Women's Policy at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women

Ruth Silver Taube, Supervising Attorney of the Workers' Rights Clinic at the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center at Santa Clara University School of Law, Special Counsel to Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, Legal Services Chair of the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking, alternate delegate to the Santa Clara County's Human Trafficking Commission, Coordinator of the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition

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