Conrad Prebys Music Center,   UC San Diego 

Forums on Human Trafficking 11 a.m. &  2 p.m.  May 9, 2013   

Two free public events were presented in conjunction with the opera's opening performances.   Jorge Volpi and Susan Narucki joined the following regional experts for a discussion of human trafficking in the San Diego - Tijuana border region:

    Dr. Jay Silverman, Professor UC Center for Global Public Health
    Daliah Setareh, Attorney    Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
    Elizabeth Aguilera,  Journalist   San Diego Union Tribune
    Coleen Lassegard, Community Activist

An Inhumane Trade - San Diego Union Tribune

An Inhumane Trade - San Diego Union Tribune

Elizabeth Aguilera, Journalist San Diego Union Tribune

Elizabeth Aguilera covers the issue of immigration and changing demographics in the San Diego region. She also contributes to business coverage of the economy. Aguilera joined the U-T in late 2010. Previously a writer for the Denver Post, she covered urban affairs, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and later joined the business team and helped chronicle the impacts of the Great Recession. She has also written for the Orange County Register and the Long Beach Press-Telegram.  

An Inhumane Trade: human trafficking

Read  Ms. Aguilera's four part series on human trafficking, published in the San Diego Union Tribune The stories, photos and videos are a joint project between U-T San Diego and the International Center for Journalists, which provided funding from the Ford Foundation and the Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation.

UC San Diego Division of Global Public Health

With so many academic institutions now developing global health units and areas of focus or even adding new curricula and degrees on the topic, the field is likely to grow further. Each group is attempting to be part of this movement and positioning itself to tackle an area from the wide range of issues related to global health. UCSD's Division of Global Health is in a unique position to integrate clinical practice with research at the global level.   Read more

UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health


We envision a world in which gender inequities and gender-based violence are eliminated, no longer posing a major threat to the health and full social and economic development of women and girls across the globe. In such a world, all individuals (particularly women and girls) and communities will be enabled and empowered to reach their full potential and contribute to the development of healthy, safe, economically secure and equitable societies. Read more.

Cuatro Corridos: Transformations and Process  11 a.m.  May 9, 2013  

Librettist Jorge Volpi, soprano. Susan Narucki and composers Hebert Vazquez, Lei Liang, Arlene Sierra and Hilda Paredes discuss Cuatro Corridos in relation to their artistic practice.