Category Archives: Human Rights
Visit from Ambassador Madina Jarbussynova of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
On February 4, 2016, Thai CDC Executive Director, Chanchanit Martorell, and other representatives from community partner organizations in Los Angeles, met with Ambassador Madina Jarbussynova, Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Counter Trafficking in Human Beings (SR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) who is conducting an official country visit to United Continue Reading
Thai CDC Executive Director, Chanchanit Martorell and Program Director, Keith Breskin attended the invitation only White House Regional Convening on New Americans hosted by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti at the Los Angeles City Hall Tower on January 29, 2016. For more information about the convening, click on the LA Times article here.
Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON) Asian Pacific Islander (API) Human Trafficking Task Force Hosts a Press Conference
January 13th, 2016 at 10:30 am at the Thai Community Development Center Speakers Include: Aniwat Khadphab, API Survivor Chancee Martorell, Executive Director, Thai Community Development Center Connie Chung Joe, Executive Director, Korean American Family Services Captain Merrill Ladenheim, LA Sheriff’s Department Human Trafficking Bureau The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), a coalition of Continue Reading
The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking has launched their new Public Service Announcements! Versions are available in: English, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Mandarin and Thai and started airing December 23, 2015.
Fair Day’s Pay Act will make the promise of California’s labor laws real; Community and labor advocates aim for California to lead the nation in enforcement. Sacramento, CA – Workers across California won a landmark victory today when Governor Jerry Brown signed a sweeping bill that will crack down on the unscrupulous tactics employers have Continue Reading
Road to Freedom: A Journey of Resilience and Hope ~ A Month of Reflection and Forging a Vision for the Future
Dear Friends and Colleagues, We want to thank you for your support, contributions, and participation in the Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the El Monte Thai Garment Slavery Case, “The Road to Freedom: a Journey of Resilience and Hope”. Without the work that you do and your contributions, our events would not have been Continue Reading
(Photo Slideshow) The Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC) and the Museum of Tolerance hosted the Anti-Trafficking Symposium: “Learning from the Past to Forge the Future” as part of the twentieth anniversary of the landmark El Monte Thai Garment Slavery Case. Government officials, academicians, community leaders, and survivors discussed the status of human trafficking and Continue Reading
(Photo Slideshow) El Monte, CA—Representatives from Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC) stood with elected officials and community leaders and former slaves in front of El Monte City Hall to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the landmark case that freed seventy-two Thai nationals from captivity in a makeshift garment factory in El Monte. “These past Continue Reading
Thai Community Development Center Joins Other Housing Rights Advocates to Demand Protections of Long-term Renters and Affordable Housing from Airbnb Short-Term Rentals
Together with other housing rights advocates, Chanchanit Martorell, Thai CDC Executive Director, stood in front of a beautiful late 1920 era building on Cherokee Avenue reminiscent of Hollywood glamour and now own by Lance Robbins who is allowing Airbnb to use the units as short term rentals, and spoke at a press conference urging more Continue Reading
Thai CDC Receives Recognition from Councilman Mitch O’ Farrell for its East Hollywood Certified Farmers’ Market on CalFresh Awareness Month in the City of Los Angeles
On May 12th and on the occasion of CalFresh Awareness Month in the City of Los Angeles, Councilman Mitch O’ Farrell of Council District 13 recognized the Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC) for the work it does to combat food insecurity in East Hollywood through its East Hollywood Certified Farmers’ Market. Thai CDC Executive Continue Reading