Human Trafficking Awareness Training at San Francisco Airport, March 12, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) announced that Congresswoman Jackie Speier and David Palmatier from the Department of Homeland Security will join AAI, to provide training for airport personnel to stem the tide of human trafficking on commercial airlines.

The training will take place at the Aviation Museum at SFO’s international terminal at 10:00 am – 11:30am on March 12, 2012 and is open to all airport /airline employees and interested travelers. Nancy Rivard, Founder and President of AAI, said, “human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where preators profit from the control and exploitatioin of others. Victims are kept powerless especially when being moved from country to country where they don’t speak the language. Traffickers often use the speed and convenience of commercial aricraft.‘

Human trafficking is the fastest growing business in the world and the most important human rights issue of our time. Every year millions of women and children are sold into slavery. Nancy Rivard, Founder and President of AAI, said, “Airline Ambassadors is the only international aid and development organization to leverage the capabilities of the airline industry. We have been fortunate through our talented and skilled team to develop a unique curriculum to teach travel and tourism professionals how to recognize and report human trafficking.”

The AAI’s Human Trafficking Awareness Trainings provides common idicators of possible victims and how to play a role in stopping human trafficking on commercial flights.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier will join corporate executives and employees of every airline on the first free training to airline/airport community March 12, 2012. For more information or to RSVP, email

About Airline Ambassadors International:
Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded by airline employees, affiliated with the United Nations and recognized by the U.S. Congress. Members provide international relief and development to under-privileged communities worldwide. As the only non-governmental organization of the airline industry, AAI has hand delivered more than $60 million worth of humanitraian aid and provided escorts and medical care to children in 51 countries To complement their efforts AAI is also building Safe houses for trafficked victims at seven locations in Haiti.