October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 2016 Events

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OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Continuing the legacy of our friend Dr. Elizabeth Leonard, join the Global Center for Women and Justice on several events to discuss and seek to end domestic violence. All events are free to attend and open to the community. Questions? Contact gcwj@vanguard.edu or 714-966-6360

LAURA’S HOUSE

Monday, October 3, 2016

10:00 a.m.  |  Heath 100

Guest Speaker:  Jennifer Ponce Prevention Education Manager

Chapel Credit offered

 

ED CLARK

Monday, October 10, 2016

10:00 a.m.  |  Heath 100

Professor of Sociology at Vanguard University

Topic: Domestic Violence: Examining the life experience of boys

Chapel Credit offered

 

STEPHANIE D’AURIA

Monday, October 17, 2016

10:00 a.m.  |  Heath 100

Global Center for Women and Justice

Topic: Date Rape

Chapel Credit offered


SANDRA MORGAN

Monday, October 24, 2016

10:00 a.m.  |  Heath 100

Global Center for Women and Justice

Topic: Fantasy or Reality: The Pornography Sex Trafficking Link

Chapel Credit offered

 

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Friday, October 23

The American Coast Theater Company, Vanguard University’s resident professional company, in collaboration with the Global Center for Women & Justice, are proud to present the West Coast Premiere of Life Without Parole, a play that takes a look at domestic violence from the perspectives of women serving long prison sentences for killing their abusive partners. 

This show will be featured in LA for 3 weekends October 21 & 22 || 8pm October 28 & 29 || 8pm November 4 & 5 || 8pm

Tickets now on sale! $35 

Location: Edgemar Center for the Arts 2437 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

WHITE RIBBON AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY WEEK

October 24-28

White Ribbon Against Pornography Week (WRAP WEEK). White ribbons will be tied around every tree on campus during this week. Live2Free will have at able at the Caf with resources on Tuesday and Thursday for people with questions.

 

 

 

 

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128: Mapping Argentina – An Interview with Father Sergio Augusto Navarro

In this episode, Director Sandra Morgan and GCWJ Board member Dave Stachowiak interview Father Sergio Augusto Navarro, while Sandie was with him in Argentina. Gilbert Contreras was the translator. Father Navarro’s research is mainly focused on human trafficking and how people of faith respond to these issues. They discuss the differences between trafficking and smuggling by separating the terminologies. Father Navarro also discusses how labor is more common in Argentina but it has become a part of normalized culture. Father Navarro shares ways to help prevent human trafficking by bringing awareness that we should not be a slave to anyone, and our faith helps us to believe that and helps other believe that as well. He desires to educate people to know that all people have rights and should demand that the justice system functions accordingly. If we believe that we are children of God, made in the image of God, then no one has the right to put power over anyone else or have the right to make someone a slave.

Resources:

Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate Program

Global Center for Women and Justice

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127: Prepare to Join the Battle

In this episode, Director Sandra Morgan and GCWJ Board member Dave Stachowiak address some general questions about human trafficking and specific events that the Global Center for Women and Justice host throughout the year. We always like to answer the questions of our listeners in a way that will benefit others who may have the same questions. We hope you enjoy this variety of conversation, learning from the expertise of Dr. Morgan.

Resources:

Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate Program

Global Center for Women and Justice

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Ministry of Higher Education: Iraq Women in Leadership Training

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2016 Priceless Luncheon Chair: Jasmine Shodja

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It is a privilege to Chair the Priceless Committee at the Global Center for Women and Justice for the second year. This is the 4th annual Priceless Luncheon to bring awareness, fundraise and help advocate against Human Trafficking in all of it’s forms.

When thinking about human trafficking, for some of us it is such an inhuman and unbelievable problem that we can’t even imagine that there are more modern day slaves in the world than ever before. The problem exists in our county, country and world.  Regardless of where victims are from, they live among as, as well as their perpetrators. Our children in this county are at risk of being victimized. With that frightening thought in mind, I asked myself “how can I, as an individual make a difference in such a horrific inhumanity which crosses all party, religious, and geographic lines?”  The only answer I found was “How could I not try?”

The work of the Global Center for Women and Justice is methodical and research-based. Individuals, schools, organizations, government agencies, law enforcement, care takers, advocates and many more have been trained through the expertise of Dr. Sandra Morgan, on how to identify and assist a victim or report a predator.  GCWJ has traveled to various schools, organizations, states and countries to help establish the foundation of human trafficking awareness and prevention, and done it selflessly. Their work has changed the way legislators and law enforcement agencies view and treat victims and their predators. The victims are now more likely than ever to have a chance at rehabilitation and restoration. They deserve to reclaim their dignity and have hope for a better future. To be a part of this transformational work is Priceless.

I’ve found that no matter how difficult my day may be, by giving a little of myself to this cause I can perhaps help keep a candle of hope alive and we could take one step further along in changing this culture.  I invite you to educate yourselves about this issue here locally and globally, learn about the efforts of GCWJ and others who are involved, and to join us at this year’s Priceless Luncheon to End Human Trafficking on September 17, 2016. Click on the link for information to attend and support the cause. http://www.vanguard.edu/gcwj/the-priceless-luncheon/

Jasmine Shodja
Committee Chair, Priceless Luncheon to End Human Trafficking

 

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Life Without Parole

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The Global Center for Women & Justice and American Coast Theater Company are teaming up to bring awareness to domestic violence, and we’d like you to join us.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and American Coast Theater Company, Vanguard University’s resident professional company, in collaboration with the Global Center for Women & Justice, are proud to present the West Coast Premiere of Life Without Parole, a play that takes a look at domestic violence from the perspectives of women serving long prison sentences for killing their abusive partners. The play will be presented at the Edgemar Theater in Los Angeles and will run from October 21st – Nov. 6th. Featuring actors and designers from the greater L.A. area, this will be the first fully realized professional production of this contemporary and cutting edge play.

This show will be featured in LA for 3 weekends
October 21 & 22 || 8pm
October 28 & 29 || 8pm
November 4 & 5 || 8pm

Tickets now on sale! $35

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Location:
Edgemar Center for the Arts
2437 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

More about the play:

In the mid-1990s, Dr. Elizabeth Dermody Leonard entered the gates of the California Institution for Women at Chino with the purpose of interviewing forty-two women serving long sentences for killing their abusive partners. The result of this research was Dr. Leonard’s book, Convicted Survivors: The Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Kill. Ten years later, playwright Warren Doody transformed this work into Life Without Parole, a play that tells the story of Helen Broker as she faces a parole board hearing for the first time, and who takes the audience on a journey through the tragic underworld of domestic violence.

Beyond Service: Webinar Series for Military Members

 

Aug 19 WV Webinar

Beyond Service: Free Webinar Series

The Global Center for Women and Justice is partnering with Women Leading the Way in Orange County and Vanguard University’s Veterans Center to host a series of FREE webinars addressing several topics for military members transitioning from service. Join us for the next free webinar in August!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016 | 6pm

https://Vanguard.zoom.us/j/4763685649

For more information please contact Nadia Hernandez at:

714.966.6360 or nadia.hernandez@vanguard.edu

 

Beyond Service: Webinar Series for Military Members

july 19 WV Webinar

Beyond Service: Free Webinar Series

The Global Center for Women and Justice is partnering with Women Leading the Way in Orange County and Vanguard University’s Veterans Center to host a series of FREE webinars addressing several topics for military members transitioning from service. Join us for the next free webinar in July!

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016 | 6pm

https://Vanguard.zoom.us/j/4763685649

For more information please contact Nadia Hernandez at:

714.966.6360 or nadia.hernandez@vanguard.edu

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126: Meet the Professor: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

In this episode, Director Sandra Morgan and GCWJ Board member Dave Stachoviak continue in the “Meet the Professor” series. In this interview Dr. Morgan recounts an experience she had as a Pediatric Nurse when she met her first sex trafficking victim who was a 14 year old boy. Through her encounter with the victim, she purposed in her heart to create an end to human trafficking.

She shares the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, and all professionals incorporating trauma- informed practice. The Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate Program will be a tool that will assist in this effort to inform people from various backgrounds and levels of expertise- to help be a part of the solution to the cycle of violence and poverty which fuels the human trafficking industry.

Resources:

Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate Program

Global Center for Women and Justice

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125: Meet the Professor, Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate

In this episode, Director Sandra Morgan and GCWJ Board member Dave Stachoviak introduce Katie Linn, who has joined Vanguard University as an Adjunct Professor after relocating to Southern California with her husband. She is the co-founder and consulting director of Exploit No More, a faith-based anti-trafficking organization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Exploit No More aims to help trafficked women transition out of being victims and mobilizing them to become survivors that flourish in addition to training community leaders on trafficking prevention.

In the new Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate Program, Katie will be leading students in this online experience. It will be an introductory course that will be looking at trafficking person’s reports, different countries’ approach to trafficking prevention, as well as reading 3 different text- one of which will include the Hands That Heal curriculum. This program is one that allows individuals to learn at their own pace and interact with students all over the world.

Resources:

Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate Program

Hands That Heal Curriculum

Exploit No More

Global Center for Women and Justice

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