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OCHTTF Holiday Gift Project 2014

The Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force’s annual holiday gift program is underway, and they need your help!
Here is a story to highlight why our holiday program is such a special and important part of reaching out to victims every year:

“Sara”, a client, was a victim of trafficking and suffered much abuse. She had been repeatedly let down, time and again, and did not trust us because of how often others had previously failed her, including the systems that had tried to help her in the past. Sara had a hard time trusting her case manager and opening up to her, and was rarely able to even communicate her needs to us because of the walls she had put up to protect herself from further disappointment. Last year we asked her to give us a wish list of items that she and her daughter would like for the holidays. Her response to receiving the gifts was nothing short of a transformation. Sara was significantly impacted by the generosity of those who donated the items she requested, and she was moved because she was receiving a gift without the expectation of having to give anything in return. Sara’s whole demeanor changed after this and was able to open up to us about her story, needs, and develop a trusted relationship with her case manager. Sara wrote us a very touching thank you note, which is attached, sending both her and her daughter’s thanks. The drawing on the left is from her daughter. The thank you letter is a reminder that all of the collective help, work, and donations have made direct impacts on the lives on victims.

There are 2 ways you can help OCHTTF with the holiday season:
GIFT CARDS. $25 Target or Walmart gift card. The gift cards will allow clients to exercise the ability to freely shop for gifts for themselves and their family. Please mail or drop the gift cards off at CSP no later than December 12, 2014
Community Service Programs
1221 E. Dyer Rd. Ste. 120
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Attention: OCHTTF Holiday Project

WISH LISTS. We have about 40 clients and immediate family members who will be receiving gifts wrapped and delivered to their doorsteps this year. You can purchase selected gift items from the wish list or sponsor a client. Please do not buy gifts outside of the wish lists. If you or a group you know would like to help out this holiday season please contact our lead volunteer, Cheryl Pittluck, cpittluck@vcfanaheim.com for further instructions. Gifts will be wrapped and delivered the week of December 15th.

For questions or if you would like to donate this year, please contact Cheryl Pittluck at cpittluck@vcfanaheim.com

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89: Community Engagement Part 1 [PODCAST]

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In this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Dr. Sandra Morgan, and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss an important part of the mission of GCWJ – Study the Issues. When discussion what your role is in the fight to end human trafficking, it is important to be prepared and understand the issue in a way that creates level ground for all participating, or in other words, language matters. It is important to understand what our government laws say and use the same types of terminology in order to support best practice models. This episode is full of resources and tools to help you speak the common language and work towards the prevention of human trafficking.

 

Resources:

Actions, Means, and Purpose chart by Polaris- The AMP Model

Blue campaign – Awareness Training 

Health and Human Services – Toolkits & Order Posters and Materials for Free!  

FAAST Resources

US State Department Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking 

 

Ensure Justice Conference 2015 - Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity, & Compassion: What’s Your Role in the Plan?

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Women in Leadership Series: Lisa Hughes

Join us on Monday, November 17 for the Women in Leadership Series with our special guest Lisa Hughes. Lisa is a founding partner at the helm of the Hughes & Hughes family law practice. As both an attorney and a certified public accountant for nearly 30 years, Mrs. Hughes excels in all areas of family law and is well-versed in the complex legal and financial issues facing today’s families. As a trial lawyer, she has few equals in addressing financial issues.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from a leader in the field of law in Orange County. Chapel Credit is offered for students in attendance.

Women in Leadership Series: Lisa Hughes
Monday, November 17
6:30 pm
Great Commission Hall
Heath Academic Center

 

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88: A Keynote Address with Jody Hassett Sanchez [PODCAST]

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On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the Global Center for Women and Justice hosted the annual More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon. Jody Hassett Sanchez provided her keynote address to our attendees, sharing about her work on a special documentary titled SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade. Jody is an acclaimed news and documentary producer, with over 17 years of experience in network television, most recently at ABC. She has covered religion, culture, and education for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and filed stories for Nightline. Prior to joining ABC News, Hassett Sanchez traveled the globe with CNN for almost twelve years as the State Department producer.

 

Resources:

SOLD the film

 

Human Trafficking Resources

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Study Abroad 2015: Argentina

Join the Global Center for Women and Justice for a special Summer Study Abroad session in Cordoba, Argentina.

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Course: WMST 370: Human Trafficking Country Study: Argentina
Prerequisite: WMST 345: Human Trafficking (taught Spring 2014)

Who: Dr. Sandra Morgan, GCWJ team, and up to 10 students

What: Train and equip leaders in Cordoba, Argentina on the issue of human trafficking through a special edition of the Ensure Justice Conference! GCWJ friend and international leader Ernie Allen will be speaking at the conference, and students will have the opportunity to share Live2Free curriculum. Students will have pre- and post-trip reading and assignments, and will contribute to a large paper that will assist in understanding what human trafficking looks like in Argentina.

When: Travel will be July 1-14 from Los Angeles International Airport to Cordoba, Argentina. Exact itinerary will be provided as we finalize trip details.

Where: Main activity will be in Cordoba, Argentina

How: Apply online today to get the process started!  – DEADLINE for application = December 1, 2014

Tuition Assistance Scholarships will be available!

Questions? Email Alexis – alexis.miller@vanguard.edu or 714.966.6360

 

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WRAP Week Toolkit

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October 26 – November 2 is White Ribbon Against Pornography Week.

WRAP Week is intended to educate the public about the extent of our society’s pornography problem. WRAP also creates a unique opportunity to raise the issue of pornography within the Church and to call Christians to renewed lives of sexual purity and freedom.

 

Here are a few tools to help you learn more:

#1 – Listen to Podcast 67: White Ribbon Against Pornography Week

#2 – Listen to Podcast 38: Prevention Strategies Focused on Needs in order to understand the power and control dynamics associated with pimp culture

#3 – Share this WRAP Week Flyer with people in your network!

 

What other resources do you think are helpful when discussing the harms of pornography? Share with us in the comments below!

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87: Law Enforcement – Building Trust with Community Partners [PODCAST]

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What can a regular person do to help victims of human trafficking? Everyone has a role and can get involved, but it is important to understand what you have to offer and how your skills, talents, and knowledge can be utilized to serve trafficking survivors. GCWJ’s Dr. Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak interview “Jane,” a law enforcement officer working to combat human trafficking. Jane’s unique perspective provides insight for listeners on what you can do to support the efforts of law enforcement and not hinder any investigations. What is happening in your community? The more you know, the easier it is for you to get connected and use your talents! Tune into this episode to hear Jane’s do & don’t lists for listeners like YOU to help end human trafficking.

Resources:

Human Trafficking Resources

Ensure Justice Conference 2015 - Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity, & Compassion: What’s Your Role in the Plan?

 

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2014

 

 

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Continuing the legacy of our friend Dr. Elizabeth Leonard, join the Global Center for Women and Justice and Residence Life to discuss and seek to end domestic violence.

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Monday, October 6

10:00 a.m.  |  Heath 109

Rhonda Sciortino

Too Broken to Be Fixed?

Chapel Credit offered

 

Monday, October 20

10:00 a.m.  |  Heath 109

Rev. Al Miles

Dating Violence

Chapel Credit offered

 

Monday, October 20

9:00 p.m.  |  Location TBD

How to Date Like a Boss – a conversation with Al Miles

Special event for Huntington Hall men

Questions? Contact Josh Houston – joshua.houston@vanguard.edu

 

Tuesday, October 21

9:30 a.m.  |  NMC

Rev. Al Miles

Vanguard Chapel

Chapel Credit offered

 

October 27 – 31

White Ribbon Against Pornography Week

 

All events are free to attend. Questions? Contact us: gcwj@vanguard.edu or x6360

Prayer for Freedom event – January 10

Join the Global Center for Women and Justice in partnership with the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking for Prayer for Freedom event!

Prayer for Freedom
Saturday, January 10

3:00 pm
Newport Mesa Church
Vanguard University Campus
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 

Vanguard University will be hosting the live event that will be simulcast across the country! Click the image below to learn more, and

RSVP by joining the Facebook Event

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86: Community Engagement – Volunteers Matter [PODCAST]

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In this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, Dr. Sandra Morgan and GCWJ Board Member Dave Stachowiak interview World of Vision Advocacy Chair Bobbi Dauderman. Bobbi has volunteered at Shalimar Learning Center in Costa Mesa, CA, joined with World Vision in Washington, DC to advocate for human trafficking legislation, travelled globally to work on human rights issues, and locally, she is a member of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force. Bobbi believes that everyone can do something right where they are to make a difference in the fight against human trafficking. This episode will inspire you to take a step today to be a voice in your community and around the world!

 

Resources:

Shalimar Learning Center – THINK Together Community Site

Ensure Justice Conference 2015

 

Facebook – VUGCWJ or Global Center for Women and Justice

Twitter – VUGCWJ

 

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