GCWJ Fall Events

Vanguard’s Global Center for Women & Justice has a full fall schedule!

Please join us for the following events:
SEPTEMBER
12 “Mutuality: in Relationship, in Community, in Society, in Ministry” 10am Needham Chapel
14 “Engaging Volunteers in Anti-trafficking Outreach” WebEx forum: Health and Human Services hosts GCWJ Director, Sandra Morgan to speak on human trafficking. Listen live at 2pm ET 
23-25 Sex Trafficking Prayer Weekend, Great Commission Hall, 11am on Friday – 8pm on Sunday

OCTOBER: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
3 “Intimate Partner Violence” Sandra Morgan,  10am Heath 100
17 “Child Sexual Abuse” Harmony Dust, 10am Heath 100
24 “Elementary Education & Change” Teleconference with the University of Duhok, Iraq 8am Great Commission Hall (RSVP required: gcwj@vanguard.edu by 10/20)
31 “Baby, I was PORN this Way!” with VU Board of Trustee member Doug Green,D. Min. 10am Heath 100
       White Ribbon Aginst Pornography (WRAP) Week is October 30-November 6, 2011. Pick up a white ribbon at the 10/31 seminar and find out what you can do to combat pornography by clicking here 
       Check out The Clothesline Project set-up in the VU Café. Thoughts or reflections? Share with us by emailing gcwj@vanguard.edu

NOVEMBER
14 “Women in Leadership Series: Choices” featuring Rebecca Adkinson, Fashion Island Store Manager of Nordstrom, 7pm Needham Chapel (alternative chapel credit offered)
18-19 “Solidarity Sleep Out” Join Vanguard students and community members as we spend the night away from the comfort of our homes, to raise awareness about and funds for homeless young people. We’ll experience a tiny bit of what it’s like to be homeless, sleeping in cardboard boxes or sleeping bags outside at Vanguard University. 7pm-7am Heath Lawn
CANCELLED: 18-19 “Hands That Heal Training” Learn to care for human trafficking victims in your community from a Christian faith perspective at this 2 day training—8am-5pm. Questions?

Contact gcwj@vanguard.edu or 714-556-3610×2242.

9: Learn the “PUSH” Factors in Human Trafficking

Learn the “push” factors in human trafficking and which ones we can influence. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss the “push” factors and why they are important for us to know in order to end human trafficking.

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

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8: Partnering With Students to End Human Trafficking

Learn how to partner effectively with students to help end human trafficking. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, interview Tiffany Wong, past president of Live2Free at Vanguard University.

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7: The Fourth “P” in the Trafficking in Persons Report

Learn the meaning behind the fourth “P” in the just released Trafficking in Persons Report from the US State Department. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss the importance of partnerships in ending human trafficking and cite a number of examples and opportunities for partnership.

Sandie mentioned two resources on this episode:

Look Beneath the Surface campaign from the Department of Health and Human Services
The Blue Campaign from the Department of Homeland Security

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Library Matching Grant

You can help us reach our goal!

Study the issues–that’s our mission and it’s why we sent $1200 in books to the Library at the University of Duhok in Northern Iraq to support our project to build capacity for education on women’s issues. An anonymous donor offered a $600 matching grant to purchase the same books for the Vanguard Library. We want our students to be able to study the unique challenges of working with women in the Middle East.

This is where you come in. We need $300 to reach our Vanguard University library matching grant, by July 31st. Just send a check payable to Vanguard University with GCWJ Library in the memo section or click here to give online. When giving online, selectGlobalCenter for Women and Justice on the gift information pull down menu and in comments type “library.”

6: Maria’s Human Trafficking Story

Learn about a real human trafficking story from our special guest, Maria Suarez. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, interview Maria about her story and learn how her experience is (unfortunately) all too common.

If you are interested in inviting Maria to an event or conference to speak about her story…or to submit a question for a future episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, please contact us at:

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

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5: Annual Trafficking in Persons Report

Learn about the annual Trafficking in Persons Report that is issued by the US State Department. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss the importance of the report and some of its key components that will help you study the issue of human trafficking.

To submit a question for a future episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, please contact us at:

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

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4: Physiology of Children in Human Trafficking

Learn about how the physiology of children plays a major role in human trafficking. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss how the unique characteristics of children make them prime targets for traffickers. They will also challenge you to begin to study this issue, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it.

To submit a question for a future episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, please contact us at:

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

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The Inside Scoop!

Hey it’s Jessica, the GCWJ summer intern! I’m here to share insights from the visiting Duhok scholars!  I really enjoyed talking with and learning from these stellar women!  Read on to hear what they thought of California & Vanguard and what their vision is for the future! (picture of Tina Kroona GCWJ Administrative Assistant, Dr. Zahidah Mohammed Taha, and Jessica Stauffer GCWJ Intern)

The team leader, Dr. Rund A. Hammoudi says, “It is a great opportunity to be at Vanguard to share experiences and plan for the future.  I would like to thank Vanguard University, the Global Center for Women and Justice, and the British Consulate to facilitate this visit.”  Rund says “if you educate women, you educate society.”  At the University of Duhok, she directs the International Relations Office and holds her academic specialty in Geology. (pictured below on top left)

Dr. Asma’ Ameen Hussein Bamerni says, “California is more than beautiful.  I have heard a lot about California but seeing is believing.  And, Americans are welcoming and friendly.  This is an experience I will remember for a long time to come.”  Asma’ says “women should be given due respect in every society because their role is so great that ‘paradise is beneath her feet’.”  At the University of Duhok, she specializes in English phonetics and Phonology. (pictured below on bottom left)

Dr. Zahidah Mohammed Taha says, “Wow!  California is wonderful.”  Zahidah says “women must have a place on the map of society.”  At the University of Duhok, she heads the Department of Social Sciences and specializes in Arts/History. (pictured below on top right)

Aihan Jamal Taha says, “I like California very much.  People are kind and supportive.  It is like a dream come true to be here.  I am very grateful to Vanguard University for this opportunity.  Thank you so much.”  Aihan says “sharing experiences with those of other societies makes life happier and easier.”  At the University of Duhok, she teaches undergraduate courses in Kurdistan geographical and historical texts in English, English grammar, phonetics, and comprehension. (pictured below on bottom right)

We had an exciting week at the Global Center for Women and Justice!  It was such a fantastic experience to get to know these women and work together to develop ideas for a brighter future.  See the June GCWJ newsletter for more details on these women and the Vanguard-Duhok partnership!

Visiting Scholars

The Global Center for Women & Justice welcomes four visiting scholars from the University of Duhok, Iraq. The four professors arrived on Monday evening and have spent the week expanding and enhancing strategies for gender equity integration in mutidisciplinary studies. (Picture below includes four University of Duhok professors with Vanguard’s Professors Stephanie d’Auria and Sandie Morgan)


The Partnership began in fall 2010 with the University of Duhok in Iraq and Vanguard University. The Purpose of the Duhok-Vanguard Partnership is to build capacity for women’s studies in an effort to reduce violence against women through education.

Here is an overview of the visiting team’s schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 31st:Vanguard tour and orientation
  • Wednesday, June 1st: Dr. John Wilson, Professor of History presenting on US History and Women
         Dr. Mikki Gil, Professor of Graduate Education and Anthropology presenting “Pedagogy to Promote Gender Equality in the Classroom”
         Public Law Center Attorney, Kristen Kreymann presenting on Gender & Law
         David Pecoraro, Professor of Theatre Arts presenting “Effective Teaching with your Computer”
  • Thursday, June 2nd: Assessment & Discussion of the Women’s Studies needs at University of Duhok  
         Stephanie d’Auria, Assistant Professor Sociology presenting “Applied Research”           
         Library Research and Resources           
         Visit the OC Superior Court for Judi Fouladi’s installation as a Court Referee
  • Friday, June 3rd: ICE Agent presenting on Women in Law Enforcement           
         Special Guest, Rima Nashashibi presenting on Middle East Women in America
         Professor Sandie Morgan will lead Strategic Planning: “Integrating Women’s Studies”
  • Monday, June 6th: Professor Morgan presenting on Teaching English: Content Based Instruction           
         Dr. Derrick Rosenior, Associate Professor of Communication Studies           
         President Carol Taylor presenting “Gendered Realities” Dialogue on Women in Higher Education            
         Visit to the Anaheim Family Justice Center with Chief John Welter
  • The remainder of their visit will be spent in Washington DC

In their free time, the women will enjoy a concert at Segerstrom Hall Concert, trip to the Getty Museum, dinner and shopping in Hollywood, shopping at Fashion Island, a sunset cruise in Huntington Harbor and dinner at Downtown Disney.

If you would like to learn more about the Duhok-Vanguard Partnership or contribute to the project, please contact gcwj@vanguard.edu or call 714-556-3610×2242.