WAILUKU - Kathryn Xian, executive director of the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery, will speak at the Saturday meeting of the American Association of University Women, Maui branch.
The alliance, which has a mission of stopping human trafficking in Hawaii and elsewhere in the Pacific, was successful in having the state's first human trafficking legislation passed last year. The group has worked to reform laws addressing prostitution, sex trafficking and victims services.
Xian also founded Girl Fest Hawaii, an annual event to prevent violence against women and children through education and art.
The public is invited to the meeting at the Kahili Golf Course restaurant. A business meeting is to begin at 10 a.m., followed by Xian's talk at 11 a.m. and an optional lunch at noon.
The lunch cost is $22 for members and $27 for guests. Guests who opt not to have lunch are asked to make a $5 donation to the scholarship fund. For reservations, which are required, call 891-7227.