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Dinner Meeting with Speaker Tyesa Harvey (Reception 5:45pm/Dinner 6:30pm)
September 17, 2019 @ 5:45 pm
The featured speaker for the San Marino City Club’s September 17, 2019 meeting is Tyesa Harvey, writer, speaker, and survivor of domestic sex trafficking.
Ms. Harvey is passionate about raising awareness and educating the public regarding sex-trafficking and sexual exploitation. Ms. Harvey herself experienced the childhood trauma of physical, verbal, and sexual abuse. She knows the depths of trauma inflicted by these heinous acts. Ms. Harvey provides her own testimony to educate and raise the awareness of the public with respect to the hardships of overcoming a past filled with so much heartache and terror. To break the chains of a lifestyle that held her hostage for so many years, Ms. Harvey has had to work through the fear and horrors of her past in order to transition in the world of normal society.
At the age of 13, Tyesa began living on the streets, which led her to her first trafficker at age 14. That man would introduce her to a lifestyle that provided the family she never had, but at a high cost – Tyesa had to sell her soul each night for it. After 16 years in that lifestyle, she gave birth to what she calls her “lifesavers,” boy/girl twins. Since then she has been on the path of saving herself in order to save them.
Ms. Harvey has spoken at many venues, including churches, schools, and law enforcement agencies. She has testified at the California State Capitol in front of the Senate, been interviewed for local television stations, and she has been featured in, “Shattered Dreams,” a sex trafficking documentary that has won several awards in film festivals.
Currently a student at Santa Monica Community College, Ms. Harvey will be transferring to UCLA in the fall. She is obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Public Relations. While completing her education, Ms. Harvey looks to start her own non-profit, a 12 month program with a 12-step curriculum designed to help victims/survivors reintegrate into society.
City Club members may RSVP below through midnight September 14. After September 14, City Club members may RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (626) 765-4411 and leaving a message with the member’s name and the full name of any guest whom the member wishes to invite.
Members may RSVP online below. Members may also RSVP by emailing email@example.com, or by calling (626) 765-4411 and leaving a message with the member’s name and the full name of any guest whom the member wishes to invite. Generally, Members’ dinners are included as part of their annual dues, and Guest fees are $30.00 ($15.00 for children 12 and under) payable at the door to San Marino City Club. The reception begins at 5:45 PM and dinner starts at 6:30 PM. The venue location will be at the San Marino Center located at 1800 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108.
The San Marino City Club is a non-profit civic organization that since 1926 has been dedicated to obtaining for the citizens of the San Marino the best civic, educational and cultural services and facilities possible, and to encouraging and promoting the highest standards of citizenship among its membership. City Club membership is open to residents of the San Marino Unified School District, officials of the School District or the City of San Marino, and persons who conduct their business or profession within the School District. Membership provides the member with eight dinner meetings that feature timely, important, and informative speakers on a wide variety of subjects, and the opportunity to meet many of San Marino’s wonderful citizens. More information on City Club (including information on how to join the Club) is available on the City Club’s website at www.sanmarinocityclub.org.