Marisa Ugarte Activist instituting structural change, is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC), which combats human trafficking in San Diego County and Tijuana. As an expert on the subject, she works, as the BSCC Mission states, “to preserve the dignity and well being of commercially and sexually exploited women and children through prevention, intervention and education.” She has received grants from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. State Department, and she has received an ambassador award from the International Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance for bringing sanctuary to girls in illegal brothels in Southern California after being smuggled across the boarder.
17th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception
Five San Diego women will be honored at the 17th Annual Women's Hall of Fame in March of 2018. Nominations are currently being accepted at the Women's Museum by mail or email.