YESS symposium

Young women take their signs to the street during the 2018 Youth Empowerment Safety Symposium.

Long Beach's Human Trafficking Task Force has organized a virtual Youth Empowerment Safety Symposium in partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District and Artists for Change.

The online event includes an advance screening of the film "Lost Girls" and a live-streamed event starting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. That symposium includes an interview with the director and cast of "Lost Girls."

Then a panel of experts will answer questions from LBUSD students. It's all free, and the live event will be at

Organizers recommend watching the film in advance. It is available at The password is Lost.


Harry has been executive editor of Gazette Newspapers for more than 26 years. He has been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years, with experience on both weekly and metropolitan daily papers in Colorado and California.

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