Town Hall 2018


January 18, 2018 .|. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

The 2018 Town Hall panel discussion xplores racial, gender and economic inequalities in child sex trafficking. It is estimated that between 300-500 children are trafficked each year in Seattle. Sadly, this issue disproportionately affects children who are unstably housed, victims of sex abuse, economically disadvantaged, and persons of color.

Explore the “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” exhibit in the Discovery Center galleries and find ways to get involved with a variety of local partner organizations.


  • Yasmin Vafa, Executive Director, Rights4Girls
  • Peter Qualliotine, Co-Founder & Director of Men's Accountability, Organization for Prostitution Survivors
  • Shaquita Bell, MD, FAAP, Clinical Associate Professor, Seattle Children's Hospital

StolenYouth board members:

  • Val Richey, King County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Susan Long-Walsh, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Senior Recruiter