Cancelled: Summer Human Trafficking Course

The Vanguard University Summer Session I course WMST 370: Special Topic  Combatting Human Trafficking in Southern CA has been cancelled for 2013.

Thanks to those who enrolled, we apologize for the cancellation. Look for the class to return next year!

53: My First Ensure Justice Conference [PODCAST]

This episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast features an interview by Director Sandra Morgan and GCWJ Board member Dave Stachowiak with Jamil Kassab. Jamil is an Ending Human Trafficking Podcast listener, just like you! Through his work as a bus driver and teacher, he wanted to learn more about human trafficking, connecting with children on a daily basis. He decided to come from Portland to Vanguard University to attend Ensure Justice 2013 in order to learn more about human trafficking and what he can do to make a difference. Listen to Jamil’s thoughts on his time at the conference, and check out the resource links below for more information!



Jamil Kassab

Rhonda Sciortino

Foster Focus Magazine – Rhonda Sciortino’s article on Ensure Justice 2013

Take 25 Campaign


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April OC Women Veterans Network Meeting



Monthly Network Meeting

Our April Network meeting will be Wednesday April 24 from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Vanguard University. We will be having dinner together, so meet us in front of VU’s Cafe! We will
grab our meals and head into a meeting space to network and discuss the latest news and upcoming events.

RSVP to by April 23, and dinner is on us!

We’re looking for new connections with women who have served in the military — share this invite with your colleagues and friends!

Vanguard University Campus Map – The Cafe is building 8

Veteran Event – Santa Ana College

On Friday April 19, join Santa Ana College for a viewing of the documentary Lioness and a panel of women veterans sharing their experience transitioning from military to civilian life. Following this event, there will be a free BBQ!

Check out this flyer for more information: Santa Ana College – Documentary + Panel


Friday April 19
12:30 – 4:00pm
Santa Ana College
1530 W 17th St, Santa Ana, CA
Building “A” 210
Contact: Ron Wilson, 714-824-1996

52: Cyber Exploitation Prevention: Predict, Protect, Practice, and Pray

Straight from Ensure Justice 2013, Director Sandra Morgan and GCWJ Board member Dave Stachowiak discuss the online exploitation prevention model Sandra presented during Plenary 3 of the conference. Following the P’s of prevention, Sandra focuses on 4 P’s – Predict, Protect, Practice, and Pray. The Model of Prevention provides tools to DO something. As the problems we face continue, we must find ways to predict what will happen, protect vulnerable individuals, and be prepared to take action. For additional resources and ideas, listen to Podcast 35: Internet Safety Resources for Teachers. Included below are videos that are great to share with parents, community members, and teens and children to teach the dangers of online exploitation. Video Resources:

Cyber Bullying

Tracking Teresa

2 Kinds of Stupid

Julie’s Journey

Survivor Diaries

Amy’s Choice

Your Photo Fate 


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Tower Talks

Title: Tower Talks
Location: Tower’s Lobby, Vanguard Campus
Link out: Click here
Description: Students! Join us for the Tower Talks on Thursday April 4 at 8pm. The event is modeled after Ted Talks – short, powerful presentations connecting students to new, meaning ideas. Don’t miss the Dos Chinos Food Truck and time of fellowship after!
Start Time: 20:00
Date: 2013-04-04

Nigerian Women Against Violence – International Conference

Nigerian Women Against Violence (NWAV)

International Conference on Human Trafficking and Violence

Nigerian Women Against Violence
Nigerian Women Against Violence International Conference hosted by Global Center for Women Justice will be held 
May 22 -24 2013 at

55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Registration for this special event is $50.00 (does not include any meals)
Click Here to Register



The vision is to work together for a society without domestic violence, human trafficking, and violence against women through collaborative efforts that create long-term solutions moving the African nation to a peaceful, nonviolent society.


The conference brings together women from Nigeria and Kenya to the first international conference. With the increased violence, insecurity of armed conflict and human trafficking, there is no better time than now for women who are most vulnerable in violent situations, to join hands and play an active role in peace making, peace keeping and peace building.  The conference will brainstorm with policy makers and stake-holders in order to coming up with strategies to ensure lasting peace and stability in violence-prone societies.

Speakers Include: 


Sandie Morgan is Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice, as well as professor of Women’s Studies, Family Violence, and Human Trafficking. Sandie is also director of a number of projects, granted by organizations such as the Salvation Army and the Assemblies of God General Council U.S. Missions office. She recently completed a grant for the British Council, which addressed violence against women in Northern Iraq through a partnership to integrate women’s studies at Duhok University. Before becoming full-time at Vanguard, she served as Administrator of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force in the battle against the modern slave trade. As a Registered Nurse, Sandie served on the Board of the International Nurses Association in Athens, Greece where she lived for ten years. It was there that she discovered human trafficking while doing a story for Lydia Living magazine and working on reducing violence against women. Sandie continues to serve as Founder/Director of the Lydia Today Foundation, and Live2Free, a youth mobilization initiative against slavery. Sandie guest lectures in universities, community groups, and churches, and is presently pursuing a PhD in Intercultural Studies at Biola University. Her “Ending Human Trafficking” podcasts, which she records biweekly and are posted in iTunes, have a wide audience around the globe—from the Philippines to Brazil to Peru to Zambia. Sandie has been interviewed by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, LA Times, the OC METRO Business Magazine, the OC Register, KOCE – Real Orange, Today’s Christian Woman, and other media.


DR. (AMB) KAKA AHMED EL-YAKUB, (Ya Sudani) and (Mama Health)

An Astute Health Management & Health Research Consultant,  Respected Nurse/Midwife Tutor and Health Administrator

Dr. Kaka Ahmed EL-Yakub started her education in the early sixties at Yerwa Central Primary School, Maiduguri, and since then has been to one class room or the other in her quest for education and ways of helping others. She is a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM), and Registered Midwife Tutor (RMT).She is  also a holder of Diploma in Health and Social Services Administration (DHA), Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration(BSc) with specialization in health Administration, Masters in Health Planning and Management (MHPM) and Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology and Social Policy and Anthropology in Health Studies with specialization in Medical Sociology and  traditional health practices .  Currently, she is the BOT Chair person of an NGO: Research into Culture and Reproductive Health for Sustainable Human Development (RECARDEV).And also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Part- Time Lecturer in the Departments of Political Science & Administration and Nursing Sciences all of University of Maiduguri. She is as well a Regional Consultant and gives consultancy services on health and health related issues  She got retired from the Borno State Civil Service as a Permanent Secretary in 2011 and served in various capacities before her retirement. She was the  Permanent Secretary Political and Cabinet Affairs, Governor’s Office from 2010- 2011, Permanent Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Youth Empowerment from 2008-20010, Secretary Management and Welfare Services in the Office of the Head of Service from 2007- 2008, Secretary Health from 2006-2007, Director Planning Research and Statistics from 1996 -2005. She was the Director Social Welfare and Rehabilitation in the Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development , Borno State from 1995 1996. She taught in the School of Midwifery, Maiduguri from 1985 -1995 and also had a clinical experience of working in the Eye Hospital from 1983 – 1984 as well worked in the Borno State Specialist Hospital from 1980 1983. Dr.(Mrs) Kaka EL-Yakub( Yasudani of Borno) is a member of several National and International bodies among which is the British Sociological Association, U.K.


Interested in Attending? Leave us a comment, and we will provide you with more information!
Open to all who would like to come learn more about the issues facing African women.


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


One Day’s Wages

All Girls Allowed


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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.