19: Runaway Girl

Survivors provide an important perspective on how we can work to end human trafficking. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women & Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, interview Carissa Phelps and Marianna Smirnova about their work to end human trafficking and about Carissa’s upcoming book, Runaway Girl.

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(714) 966-6361
gcwj@vanguard.edu

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18: Planning for National Freedom Day

The beginning of the year is an important time to bring awareness to human trafficking. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women & Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss some of the federal efforts to recognize the human trafficking issue in early 2012.

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(714) 556-3610 ext. 2242
gcwj@vanguard.edu

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17: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

New legislation is beginning to help us combat human trafficking. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women & Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss the Transparency in Supply Chains Act that will become law in the State of California on January 1st, 2012.

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(714) 556-3610 ext. 2242
gcwj@vanguard.edu

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Wrapping Party

Inviting all friends of Vanguard’s Global Center for Women & Justice:

This Christmas we are partnering with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force’s Christmas Project to provide special Christmas gifts to local human trafficking survivors

Come to Vanguard and help us wrap on Friday, December 16th at 1-3 PM in Smith 101.
Click here for a Vanguard campus map (the Smith building is #15 on the map).

RSVP to Tina Kroona at gcwj@vanguard.edu or 714-556-3610×2242

16: Gangs and Human Trafficking

We are just beginning to recognize the link between gang activity and human trafficking crimes. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women & Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, interview Dr. Laura Lederer from Global Centurion on her work to better understand the connection between gangs and trafficking.

Contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions:

(714) 556-3610 ext. 2242
gcwj@vanguard.edu

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15: Homelessness and Human Trafficking – How They Connect

Unfortunately, homelessness and human trafficking are linked. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women & Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss how homelessness is a factor that can lead a person to become a victim of trafficking.

Contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions:

(714) 556-3610 ext. 2242
gcwj@vanguard.edu

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14: Cause and Effect in Human Trafficking

Understanding the cause and effect in human trafficking is key when working to end it. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women & Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss how to look at human trafficking through the lenses of cause and effect to get to the real roots of the problem.

Contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions:

(714) 556-3610 ext. 2242
gcwj@vanguard.edu

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Spring 2012: Women’s Studies Minor Courses

Women’s Studies Minor

The minor in Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary course of study administrated by the  department of sociology and Global Center for Women & Justice. The minor is designed to provide students a theoretical and practical overview of the study of women and women’s   issues in society, and will include course work in the social sciences, religion, literature, history, & communications. Courses in red are offered during Spring 2012 semester.

Requirements for a minor in Women’s Studies:
WMST110 Introduction to Women’s Studies…………………2 units
WMST210 Conference in Women’s Studies…………1 unit
WMST410 Research in Women’s Studies…………….3 units
Electives (Any combination of courses listed below) .….15 units
                                                                                            TOTAL……21 units
Electives: (3 units each)
ANTH333 Gender, Culture, and Society
COMM374 Gender Communications         
ENGL335 Genre Focus: Spiritual Autobiographies by Women
ENGL425 Author Focus
ENGL444 Culture Focus
ENGL325 Period Focus
HIST360 Women in American History
NT/OT/THEO482 Biblical Theology of Love, Sex, Marriage, and Family                                                           
OT470 Special Topic
PLST/THEO432 Women in Ministry
PSYC/SOCI335 Social and Psychological Aspects of Aging
PSYC/SOCI/ANTH346 Human Sexuality
SOCI332 Marriage and the Family
SOCI333 Sociology of Women
SOCI345/PSYC344 Family Violence
SOCI/ANTH343 Class, Race, Ethnicity and Gender
SOCI470 Sp Topic: Women Organizing for Justice
WMST370 Topics in Women’s Studies: Human Trafficking (click here for course description)
WMST 370 Senior Seminar: Women Launching Careers (1 unit)
(click here for course description)

Women’s Studies Minors are invited to internship at the Global Center for Women & Justice as we study and act on gender injustice globally. Contact gcwj@vanguard.edu for more information.

Click here for a flyer with Spring 2012 WMST info

 

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Love Shouldn’t Hurt
Choose to Break the Silence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join the Global Center for Women & Justice and Live2free for three seminars —

  • Monday, October 3rd “Intimate Partner Violence” Professor Sandra Morgan, 10am Heath 100
  • Monday, October 17th “Child Sexual Abuse” Harmony Dust, author of Scars & Stilettos 10am Heath 100
  • Monday, October 31st “Pornography” Pastor Doug Green, 10am Heath 100

Soul Care Credit offered to VU students at each seminar

Check out The Clothesline Project set-up in the VU Café. Thoughts or reflections? Share with us by emailing gcwj@vanguard.edu

Every 9 Seconds is a non-profit committed to Education, Prevention, Intervention & Legislative lobbying to create change in the arena of domestic violence victimization and survivor incarceration worldwide.  

Looking for Support?

  • Rape Crisis Hotline: 714-957-2737
  • Domestic Violence Assistance Program: 714-935-7956
    Temporary Restraining Order Assistance & Information Resource and Referral Counseling 
  • Vanguard Counseling Center: To schedule an appointment, call 714-662-5256 or email counselingcenter@vanguard.edu 
  • In emergency situations, call 911