Hope International University Chapel event

Sandie Morgan will be speaking at Hope International University’s chapel on Thursday April 4 from 9:30-10:30 am, as a part of their Center for Public Leadership – focused on engaging students in political, societal, and justice issues.

When: Thursday April 4, 9:30-10:30 am
Where: Pacific Auditorium, 2500 E. Nutwood Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831

 

51: Reports from the Field – Networking and Building Community at Conferences [PODCAST]

How do you get the most of out a conference? GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board member Dave Stachowiak discuss how you can learn to be a voice is by attending conferences. A conference is an excellent place study the issue of human trafficking, as well as network with others who share the same goals. Building relationships is key in accomplishing what needs to be done, as Dave shared using Keith Ferrazzi book Never Eat Alone.

This podcast provides an overview of two main conferences Sandra spoke at this spring: Justice Matters Conference in Murrieta, CA, which was focused on building capacity for local church efforts, partnering with local/federal law enforcement, and identifying expertise and resources; and The Justice Conference in Philadelphia, PA that featured a University Forum, an opportunity for academic institutions to discuss building anti-human trafficking networks. Listen to Sandra’s summary of each conference, including key speakers and messages that provide you with the resources and information that you need to combat human trafficking and make a difference in your community.

Advice: Come early. Leave late. Talk to people. Networking is KEY!

Check out some of the difference resources from these conferences, and learn more about the organizations involved:

Never Eat Alone Podcast with Keith Ferrazzi

Pacific Youth Correctional Ministries

The Salvation Army USA

Treasures – Harmony Dust

GenerateHope

One Day’s Wages

All Girls Allowed

 

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(714) 966-6360
gcwj@vanguard.edu

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Anuradha Bhosale – April 15

Anuradha Bhosale April 15

 

Join us for a special event featuring Anuradha Bhosale, a renowned grassroots women’s rights and anti-child labor activist based in the Kolhapur district, Maharashtra, India where more than 35,000 children are involved in daily labor for local industries. A former child-laborer herself at the age of six, she has spent the past 20 years fighting for the prevention of child exploitation, labor, trafficking, and female infanticide.

Anuradha will be sharing about her work with the mothers of child-slaves. Through literacy education for the mothers, she has discovered ways to keep children off the streets. This special event is open to everyone, and will be hosted on the Vanguard University campus in the Heath Building, Room 100 at 7:30pm.

Fall 2013 Women’s Studies Minor Courses

Hey VU Students – Are you ready to plan your schedule for Fall 2013? Academic advising has arrived.

Here are courses you can take to minor in Women’s Studies:

  • WMST110 Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • ANTH/SOCI334 Gender, Culture, and Society
  • ANTH/SOCI343 Class, Race, Ethnicity & Gender
  • COMM374 Gender Communications
  • HIST360 Women in American History
  • OT470 Special Topic: Women in Early Israel
  • PSYC/SOCI/ANTH346 Human Sexuality
  • SOCI332 Marriage and the Family
  • SOCI345/PSYC344 Family Violence

Not a Women’s Studies minor? Come by our Heath office and talk to us about becoming a minor today!

50: Refuse to Do Nothing [PODCAST]

For the 50th Episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board member Dave Stachowiak interview Kimberly McOwen Yim, co-author of Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery about finding her place as an abolitionist. Similar to many of us, Yim once felt that she had little power to make a difference in modern-day slavery, yet when she realized the power she held through advocacy and relationships, she was able to help educate and influence others to get involve and make a difference. This influence doesn’t happen instantly, it can take two or three “touches” before someone begins to see that they too can have an impact on modern-day slavery. Yim suggests one of the best ways to get involved is by examining your own spending habits – what you purchase makes a difference! Take time to look at what you buy, perhaps the best “deal” is not a just choice when considering who made it and from where it came. And finally – the best way to get involved is always use the National Human Trafficking hotline number whenever you see something that doesn’t look quite right – 888-3737-888.

Pick up your copy of Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery today!

Contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions:

(714) 966-6360
gcwj@vanguard.edu

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Freedom and Fashion Collaborative Conference

On March 23, 2013, over 500 people, 100+ partners and sponsors, and 30+ renown speakers will gather in Los Angeles to experience the first social enterprise conference of its kind in Los Angeles that will unite, equip, and transform leaders to create and share innovative solutions to end our world’s pressing social issues. Join GCWJ and Vanguard Alumni-founded social enterprise Krochet Kids International at the Freedom and Fashion Collaborative Conference.

And just for our friends – a special promo code for registration: cc13social ($20 off for social enterprises/non-profits)

Women Veterans Across the Decades

Join us March 25 at 4pm for Women Veterans Across the Decades: A Women’s History Month Event at Vanguard University.

The Global Center for Women and Justice is celebrating the contributions of Women Veterans from World War II to our present-day soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. We will honor women veterans and hear Dr. Mary Wickman, retired U.S. Navy Captain, share about the experiences of women serving in the military. Join the Orange County Women Veterans Network for this special event!

Please RSVP to alexis.miller@vanguard.edu by March 20

Special thanks to the Employees Community Fund of the Boeing Company for making this event possible!

GCWJ Women Veterans Event

Ensure Justice Friday Night Worship + Message

Join us Friday March 8 at 7:15pm for a special Ensure Justice event – open to all!

Come and take part in a time of worship with Anaheim Vineyard Church worship band and a special message from Dr. Bill Dogterom!

Free to attend – no conference registration needed!

 

Worship + Message
Friday March 8
7:15 – 9:00pm
Newport Mesa Church

49: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint [PODCAST]

Running a marathon takes time, effort, and training in order to cross that finish line. This week’s podcast, It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint touches on over-committing,  “sitting on your ego,” and recharging your battery – all necessary when working on large and complex issues. As the Global Center for Women and Justice continues to tackle human trafficking through many different avenues, Director Sandra Morgan and GCWJ Board member Dave Stachowiak discuss the effects of over-committing. We try to put more on our plate than we can handle, but when obstacles appear, we are unable to work successfully. There is more to do than one person or group can handle, but we can effectively fight against human trafficking by first asking ourselves, what can we do as an individual who wants to end human trafficking? We must work on ourselves in order to be effective in ending Human Trafficking.  Suggestions include identifying what recharges you and add it into your week’s schedule. Self-care essentially helps you combat human trafficking without slowly wearing out your spirit.

Contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions:

(714) 966-6360
gcwj@vanguard.edu

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Free Legal Clinic for Veterans

On Friday March 1, GCWJ is partnering with Public Law Center to host a FREE Legal Clinic for Veterans. Contact us today to secure a spot! Limited availability!

Click the link before to check out a flyer with more information:

Free Legal Clinic for Veterans – Fri 3/1