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Bystanders No More
February 24, 2014

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Coalition member organization Sanctuary for Families is hosting Bystanders No More. Read more

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In Our Backyards: Domestic Sex Trafficking

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 7 – 8PM
FREE to attend | Registration required
Location: 42 West 44th St., NY, NY 10036

The Task Force for Women in the Courts Committee at the NYC Bar Association invites you to join a panel of distinguished experts leading the fight against sex trafficking for a conversation about the prevalence of domestic sex trafficking in the U.S. and in New York and the harm it causes.

Topics of discussion will include: An overview of domestic sex trafficking and the issues unique to New York; The latest policy and legislative efforts at the macro level; What’s being done to prevent domestic trafficking at the local level; What the legal community and the Bar at-large could be doing to help support the efforts to combat domestic sex trafficking; Real life stories from the experts; Tips on how to help educate others in our communities.

SPEAKERS

TAINA BIEN-AIMÉ Executive Director of the Women’s City Club of New York

JAYNE BIGELSEN Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives/External Affairs, Covenant House

LAUREN HERSCH Director, Equality Now

CAROL SMOLENSKI Executive Director, End Child Prostitution And Trafficking-USA

MODERATOR

DORCHEN A. LEIDHOLDT Director, Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, Sanctuary for Families
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SPONSORING COMMITTEES

Women in the Courts Task Force
Rebecca Berkebile, Chair

Committee on Juvenile Justice
Lynn Leopold, Chair

Committee on Sex and the Law
Pamela Zimmerman, Chair

Committee on Criminal Justice Operations
Risa Gerson, Chair

Committee on LGBT Rights
Jordan Backman, Chair

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SOAP UP – New York

The MET Council has brought the SOAP (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) project to New York, the trainings will be January 27-30. Details are below.

For more information contact Volunteer@MetCouncil.org.

Trafficking website - SOAP-Up NY Flyer

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Athena Film Festival presents: The Whistleblower
Director: Larysa Kondracki

Feature: 2010, [Canada], English, 112 minutes
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Redgrave

Screening: Friday, Feb. 10, 2011, 6PM
Miller Theatre 2960 Broadway at 116th St.
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Producer Celine Rattray and Tanya Domi (journalist who broke the story) who is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Harriman Institute Affiliate will participate in a q and a with Columbia University film professor Annette Insdorf following the screening.

Synopsis: This gripping expose of human trafficking tells the story of Kathryn, an American police officer who takes a job as a UN peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. After initial success in prosecuting a case of domestic violence, Kathryn is offered a job in the United Nations Gender Affairs Office, working with the police to investigate rape and domestic abuse. But her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country and protect women from violence are routed when she uncovers a ring of UN officials and private contractors smuggling young women in from the Ukraine to service a back-woods brothel. Against a sordid and corrupt backdrop, Rachael Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave give tension filled, dramatic performances in the directorial debut of Canadian filmmaker Larysa Kondracki.

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NOW-NYC Activist Night

Held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00PM, NOW-NYC members and volunteers meet to learn and talk about current women’s rights issues, hear what NOW-NYC is doing, and  take on special projects, such as making signs for upcoming protests, phone banking on key women’s rights issues, or helping us design an action campaign.
Upcoming Activist Night: March 13, 2012
Location:
NOW-NYC Office, 150 West 28th Street, Suite 304, NYC
RSVP: contact@nownyc.org | 212-627-9895
Learn more about how to get active with NOW-NYC!

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Everyday Johns: Exposing the Underbelly of the Sex Trade

Thursday July 28, 6:30 PM
Get an inside look at the shocking realities of human trafficking and the commercial sex trade. Join NOW-NYC and the Athena Center for a
special screening of Demand, which analyzes the international human trafficking market and exposes the “john” (the buyer of commercial sex) as the driving force that fuels trafficking. It is time to turn the spotlight on the men who for too long have not been held unaccountable for the purchase of commercial sex that enables and encourages trafficking.

RSVP & More Info: 212.627.9895 | contact@nownyc.org
Subway: 1 Train to 116 & Broadway
Location: Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, Diana Center LL103, NYC

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