2: Human Trafficking is BIG Business

Learn about some of the business and economic issues that drive human trafficking so that you can begin to study this issue, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss how human trafficking is (unfortunately) a very big business.

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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Duhok-Vanguard Partnership

In the Fall 2010 GCWJ began a partnership 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.

In November 2010, the Global Center for Women & Justice and University of Duhok held our first teleconference focusing on domestic violence and law enforcement. Dr. Elizabeth Leonard (Vanguard Professor) presented on violence against women in America, Professor Avin Khalid (Lecturer, Law and Gender at University of Duhok) spoke on violence against women in Iraq, and Lt. John Welter (Chief, Anaheim Police Dept. and Founder of Anaheim Family Justice Center) presented law enforcement’s role in addressing violence against women. The teleconference was a great success with an excellent response that resulted in participation of the Duhok Director of Dept of Violence against Women’s participation during Sandie’s Seminar in Duhok, December 2010, and a visit by our team to his Duhok office and the prison for women and children.

Photo: Derek Densberger (Chief Information Technology), Sandra Morgan (Director, Global Center for Women & Justice), Dr. Elizabeth Leonard (Vanguard Professor Emerita) and Lt. John Welter (Chief, Anaheim Police Dept. and Founder of Anaheim Family Justice Center).

In April 2011 we our second teleconference focused on nursing with Dr. Nihada Ahmed (Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Duhok) and Julia Wilson, R.N. (Assistant Professor of Nursing at Vanguard). Dr. Ahmed presented on nursing in Duhok, Kurdistan region and Wilson presented on the nursing profession in the United States. A group of Vanguard undergrad students and over forty University of Duhok nursing students attended the cross cultural lecture.

This May 31-June 7, Vanguard is honored to host a team of four women faculty from the University of Duhok. The focus of the visit is to expand and enhance strategies for women’s studies integration in multidisciplinary studies as well as improve English proficiency for the academic environment. The four professors will return to Duhok with new tools, new experiences, and new friends.

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.

1: What is Human Trafficking?

Learn what human trafficking is so that you can begin to study this issue, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss “What is 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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Hands That Heal Training

Hands That Heal Training

Learn to care for human trafficking victims in your community from a Christian faith perspective

May 11-13, 2011  8am-5pm
Vanguard University (room Scott 127)
$40 + $30 (price of curriculum)

What is Hands that Heal?
Hands that Heal: International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors provides a comprehensive approach to serving victims of trafficking and educating caregivers so that they may appropriately and effectively provide care and support. This curriculum was developed in two editions: Community-Based and Academic Edition.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

How is it used?
Hands That Heal is being used by secular and faith-based universities, churches and community groups to inspire people to engage in the battle against human trafficking and to train people on how to provide transformational care to survivors of trafficking.

Email your registration form to gcwj@vanguard.edu or mail completed registration form to Vanguard University attn: GCWJ 55 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
For more information, visit: www.faastinternational.org/hands-that-heal or contact gcwj@vanguard.edu / 714-556-3610 x2242

 

Wrapping Up Women’s History Month

“In honor of the pioneering women who came before us, and in recognition of those who will come after us, this month, we recommit to erasing the remaining inequalities facing women in our day.” Presidential Proclamation–Women’s History Month, 2011 by President Barack Obama

Thank you for celebrating Women’s History Month with us! We will continue in our efforts to study the issues, be a voice and make a difference all year long, but we would especially like to honor some of our outstanding Women Who Dare at Vanguard University:

Nicole Johnson (ICE Agent, Vanguard graduate)
Dr. Elizabeth Dermody Leonard (Sociology Professor)
Kateryna “Katya” Malakhova (Tennis Player, Vanguard student)
Sandra Morgan, RN, MA (Women’s Studies Professor & Director, Vanguard’s Global Center for Women & Justice)
CH (CPT) Lisa A. Northway (US Army MI Chaplain, Vanguard graduate)
President Carol Taylor, Ph.D. (Vanguard University President)
Julia Wilson (Assistant Director of Nursing/Vanguard University Faculty)
Tiffany Wong (Live2free President, Vanguard student)

Mary Steward Van Leeuwen’s definition of a Christian Feminist:
One who believes we are ALL equally saved, equally Spirit filled, equally sent.

Women’s Studies Minor

Women’s Studies Minor

Fall 2011 Courses

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.

Requirements for a minor in Women’s Studies:
WMST110 Introduction to Women’s Studies (2 units)
Electives (possible courses listed below are offered for fall 2011) (15 units)
WMST210 Conference in Women’s Studies (offered spring semester) (1 unit)
WMST410 Research in Women’s Studies (3 unit)
TOTAL……21 units

The following courses are offered during fall 2011 toward the WMST minor:     
WMST110 Introduction to Women’s Studies (2 units/S. Morgan)             
COMM374 Gender Communications (D. Rosenior)                             
ENGL335 Genre Focus: Spiritual Autobiographies by Women (K. Lee)
HIST360 Women in American History (J. Wilson)                      
PSYC/SOCI358 ANTH346 Human Sexuality (V. Gil)
SOCI332 Marriage and the Family (E. Clarke)
SOCI333 Sociology of Women (S. D’Auria)
SOCI345/PSYC344 Family Violence (Professor TBA)
SOCI/ANTH343 Class, Race, Ethnicity and Gender (Professor TBA)
WMST370 Topics in Women’s Studies:Social Justice in the 21st Century (S. Morgan)

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.

For course schedule, visit: http://www.vanguard.edu/registrar/course-schedules/