January 2014: Orange County Department of Education News
OCDE hosted a special Human Trafficking Summit in order to begin educating and training school-based professionals. Dr. Morgan assisted in planning and spoke at the event.
January 2015: OC Register
Pray for Freedom event during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month was highlighted in the OC Register including great photos of attendees and speakers.
January 2015: Daily Pilot
The Daily Pilot covered our Pray for Freedom event in partnership with the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking.
December 2014: Bask Magazine
More Priceless Than Diamonds Celebration Luncheon is in the Winter Issue of Bask Magazine. Check out the full issue online here – More Priceless Than Diamonds is on page 128!
October 2014: Vanguard University Blog
Student writer Mackenzie Foster shared about GCWJ’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month guest speaker Rhonda Sciortino’s special morning session Too Broken to be Fixed?
October 2014: Newport Beach Independent
The On Faith column featured a special story on the 2014 More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon.
September 2014: Women of Vision
Our friends at Women of Vision wrote a great blog post about the More Priceless Than Diamond Luncheon, and the Diamond Award Winner Bobbi Dauderman!
July 2014: OC Register
The OC Register featured an article about human trafficking in Orange County, and Dr. Morgan is quoted.
February 2014: National Clearinghouse for Families & Youth
The Department of Health and Human Services’ National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth posted a blog about the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast as an excellent tool for learning more about human trafficking.
January 2014: Newport Beach Independent
The Newport Beach Independent featured a story on Football and Human Trafficking on January 14, 2014.
November 2013: OC Register
The OC Register featured GCWJ’s More Priceless Than Diamonds 10th Anniversary celebration on September 21, 2013.
October 2013: Daily Pilot
The Daily Pilot covered GCWJ’s 10th Anniversary More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon held September 21, 2013.
September 2013: OC Register
The OC Register highlighted GCWJ’s 10th Anniversary celebration and the More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon on September 21, 2013.
August 2013: Hugh Hewitt (Radio)
Hugh Hewitt, nationally syndicated radio host, interview Sandie Morgan about the Global Center for Women and Justice. Hugh and Sandie discussed her work in fighting human trafficking, as well as GCWJ’s 10th Anniversary Celebration.
July 2013: Newport Beach Independent
Lynn Selich’s column Lynn’s Spin shared with the Newport Beach community about GCWJ’s upcoming 10th Anniversary celebration and the prevalence of human trafficking right here in our own backyard.
May 2013: Daily Pilot
Special article in the Daily Pilot featuring the group of 9 men and women who traveled from the Kurdistani Region of Iraq for training on violence against women, human trafficking, and best practices from local law enforcement and justice agencies. The group trained in Orange County as a part of GCWJ’s higher education partnership with the University of Duhok.
April 2013: Foster Focus
The 2013 Ensure Justice Cyber Exploitation Conference is highlighted in Rhonda Sciortino’s article for Foster Focus.
March 2013: COAST Magazine
Special feature article for Women’s History Month, highlighting the Orange County Women Veterans Network Project.
March 2013: Santa Monica Mirror
Sandie participated in a panel for the UNICEF U.S. Fund screening of the documentary Not My Life.
March 2013: OC Weekly
Check out the OC Weekly’s coverage of the Ensure Justice 2013 conference.
June 2012: COAST Magazine
Sandie gets the word out in an interview with Coast Magazine, declaring slavery is in Orange County, too!
Spring 2012: CCCU Advance
Sandie Morgan was recently interviewed for the Spring 2012 Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Advance Magazine. The magazine, which is only published twice yearly and is hot off the presses this week, delineates the benefits of having research centers and institutes on campuses. It features Vanguard’s Global Center for Women and Justice as an example of a research center that adds ”significant benefits” to the university and beyond.
May 2012: COAST Magazine
GCWJ’s Ensure Justice Gala has been featured in the May 2012 edition of the Orange County lifestyle magazine, Coast!
Spring 2012: Foster Focus
Sandie Morgan and GCWJ are highlighted in an article by Rhonda Sciortino in Foster Focus.
April 2012: Washington Times
GCWJ’s podcast, Physiology of Children in Human Trafficking, was cited in a Washington Times article this week! Sandie Morgan is quoted on the predisposing factors for homeless and runaway youth who fall victim to traffickers. Listen to the podcast here.
Spring 2012: Catholic Review
On March 10, Sandie Morgan was the keynote speaker at a human trafficking symposium at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. Her talk is mentioned in The Catholic Review, which features the story of a trafficking victim who found jail to be a safe haven from her pimp.
January 2012: OC Register
Sandra Morgan, Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice, is featured in the Orange County Register! The article is entitled ‘Her battle with sex trade began with one kid,’ speaking of Sandie’s introduction to sex trafficking while living in Greece.
January 2012: Daily Pilot
The Daily Pilot highlighted GCWJ’s Candlelight Human Trafficking Vigil on the Vanguard Campus on January 11.
January 2011: MLive
Sandra Morgan, GCWJ Director, spoke at Justice-palooza, a public forum at Spring Lake Church in Michigan. The event was free and offered the opportunity for the general public to gain knowledge of human trafficking in their community.
February 2010: OC Register
The OC Register highlighted the issues happening in Haiti when US citizen attempted to “rescue” children out of the country after the devastating earthquake. Sandie Morgan and Derek Marsh discuss how individuals can make a difference without crossing ethical standards.
October 2009: OC Register
Vanguard student Alicia Woodward is highlighted for her research project with GCWJ. Alicia made a difference in her own community by helping to drive demand for fair trade products on the shelves of local grocery stores and coffee shops.
October 2009: Digital Journal
A community forum on Human Trafficking hosted by GCWJ and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force featured US Ambassador Luis C. deBaca, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, and then Westminster Police Chief Andrew Hall. DeBaca highlighted the importance of multi-disciplinary approaches, as well as using the correct terminology.
October 2009: OC Register
The OC Register highlighted Loretta Sanchez’s address at the community forum hosted by the Center and OCHTTF.
September 2009: OC Register
Vanguard’s Center for Women’s Studies hosts a special screening of Sin by Silence with Vanguard Alum Olivia Klaus.
November 2008: Today’s Christian Women
Article highlights three women working to end slavery, including GCWJ Director, Sandie Morgan.
October 2008: Charisma Magazine
Charisma Magazine features the Center for Women’s Studies at Vanguard University, the first Assemblies of God affiliated university with such a program.
August 2008: Christian Examiner
Sandie Morgan’s work against human trafficking in Orange County is highlighted.
January 2008: Today’s Christian Woman
Article highlights Dr. Laura Lederer’s work against Human Trafficking and her connection to the Center at Vanguard University.
January 2008: LA Times
The LA Times features Sandie Morgan’s work to end human trafficking and address exploitation in Southern California.
September 2004: Pentecostal Evangel
Article discusses temptation and sexual exploitation as it invades our everyday lives, including quotes from Dr. Elizabeth Leonard.
August 2004: Pentecostal Evangel
Pentecostal Evangel highlights the ministries in Southern California that are working to assist women and children in situations of domestic violence, including Dr. Elizabeth Leonard’s remarks about the effects of domestic violence on men, women, and children.
August 2003: LA Times
The Los Angeles Times features the birth of the Center for Women’s Studies at Vanguard University, the first center at a Pentecostal university focusing on feminism and Christianity, featuring one of the founders Markita Roberson.
May 2003: Assemblies of God News
The Assemblies of God headquarters announces the creation the the Center for Women’s Studies at Vanguard University, with the original co-directors Dr. Sheri Benvenuti and Dr. Elizabeth Leonard.