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98: What’s a Sustainable Development Goal and Why Does it Matter in Anti-Human Trafficking? [PODCAST]

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On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss Sandra’s recent participation at the Commission for Social Development at the United Nations. As a panelist on the only human trafficking panel, Sandra engaged with world leaders looking at the intersection of economic and social development, an intersection where trade in human beings continues to thrive. Economnic and social development are integral threads in untangling the complexity of modern day slavery.

Sandra promoted the adoption of SDG proposals based on the 2010 California Supply Chain Transparency Act, (podcast #17) which requires any company with revenues over $100 million doing business in California to provide a supply chain audit to consumers. It is vital to link the market forces that drive human trafficking to the social development goals in order to craft policies that fuel long-term change.

 The 53rd session of the Commission for Social Development at the United Nations spanned ten days of dialogue and debate to design policies that wed economic growth and social development agendas. Dozens of informative panels were offered to the delegates from 91 countries.  

 

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Podcast 17: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

Podcast 94: What Does the United Nations Offer to the Campaign to End Human Trafficking? 

2010 California Supply Chain Transparency Act 

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Women’s History Month – March 23rd

Join us on March 23 to celebrate Women’s History Month as we listen to the story of Cydelia “Cindy” Miranda, a Latina’s woman’s courage and compassion to make a difference in her community. While she was at USC, she worked at the Joint Educational Project, a service-learning program, in which she negotiated with professors for class involvement and recruited fellow students to volunteer as tutors and mentors to underprivileged elementary students. She also offered support to women and children at an abuse shelter in South Central Los Angeles, CA. This began her experience working with and in a community of the marginalized. Cydelia is the founder of She Celebrations, an English women’s ministry for the Southern Pacific District Region 6, which develops and equips women to be ’21st century women, living a Proverbs 31 life’.  

 

Monday, March 23
4:00 pm- 6:00pm
Needham Chapel
Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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97: Collaboration Challenge – a Conversation with Alexis Miller [PODCAST]

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On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak interview Alexis Miller, Coordinator of GCWJ. At the 2015 Ensure Justice Conference, Alexis and her student interns launched a special project called the Collaboration Challenge. The Collaboration Challenge is an interactive opportunity for people to actively get involved in their community. Using their talents, skills, and passions, attendees choose opportunities to get involved that fall into a 10-10-10 model – 10 minutes, 10 days, 10 weeks. Whether you have only a few minutes or want to commit your life’s work to end human trafficking, the Collaboration Challenge provides connections with organizations looking for people to impact their community. Tune into this episode to learn about what you can do to get involved and make a difference no matter how much time you have to commit to the fight to ending human trafficking.

 

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International Sanctuary

Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force

Treasures

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96: Coaching Live2free Peer Educators [PODCAST]

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What can youth do to impact the fight to end human trafficking? Dr. Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak interview Ruthi Hoffman-Hanchett, a recognized children’s rights expert who served with World Vision for eight years. She specialized in teaching children how to advocate for themselves and building communities that support education and reduce vulnerability. Ruthi now serves on the Advisory Board for GCWJ and is the Coach for Live2free, our student mobilization team. Live2Free is a group of college students who go out into the community and give peer-to-peer presentations on modern-day slavery. The students are invited to present at high schools, middle schools, conferences, and youth groups in order to help educate and prevent human trafficking in local youth. Ruthi teaches and coaches the students how to be great leaders and presenters by increasing their professionalism and confidence as they go out into the community. Tune into this issue to learn more about Ruthi’s expertise, how youth are able to engage this issue in the community, and for those right here in Orange County, how Live2Free can come to your school!

 

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Live2Free 

l2f@vanguard.edu – for more information, to request a presentation, or if you’re interested in guest speaking in a Live2Free meeting!

 

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95: Human Trafficking in American Schools [PODCAST]

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On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss a special report written by Jenee Litrell of Grossmont Unified School District in San Diego. Litrell is adept at identifying kids who are potentially being trafficked or being groomed by traffickers. In her report, Litrell suggests methods and programs to further engage school based professionals and encourage community involvement. Anyone working with children or any environment where children are taking part in a structured activity has the opportunity to be involved.

The podcast discusses the protocols for suspicions of commercial sexual exploitation victims which involve the school resource officer, child welfare services, environment evaluation, safety issues, engaging with the victim, support services, and follow-up. The goal is to restore the victims and provide the resources and education needed to break the cycle.

There’s still time – Register for the Ensure Justice Conference today! Join us to discuss coordination, collaboration, capacity, and compassion on March 6-7, 2015.

 

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Report: Human Trafficking in America’s Schools

US Department of Education – Safe and Supportive Schools

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94: What Does the United Nations Offer to the Campaign to End Human Trafficking? [PODCAST]

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On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak interview Deb O’Hara-Rusckowski, RN, MBA, MTS, a member of NGO Commission to Stop Trafficking in Persons at the United Nations. Deb works on the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (GIFT) committee. Through a partnership with STOP THE TRAFFICK, the committee created the UN.GIFT Box program. A GIFT Box is a large, walk-in piece of public art that people encounter on the streets of the city. The GIFT box is a local, timeless exhibit that tells the local story of human trafficking by partnering with local organizations working in the anti-trafficking movement. The project is currently in Brazil, Slovakia and the United Kingdom and has the potential to roll out into other countries across the world. Tune into this episode to learn more about this special program. Will a GIFT Box come to your city next?

Don’t forget — Register for the Ensure Justice Conference today! Join us to discuss human trafficking on March 6-7, 2015.

 

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Student Post: 4 reasons students should join Ensure Justice 2015

Janell Koide is a senior Psychology major at Vanguard University. She became a Women’s Studies Minor when she joined the 2014 Summer Study Abroad course in Medellin, Colombia, and interns in the GCWJ offices.

Human trafficking can go by many names and include many faces. The Federal Strategic Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking defines human trafficking as “a crime that involves the exploitation or a person for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act,” or modern day slavery.

As a student, the thought of this injustice angers me, and its growing prevalence in the United States brings heaviness to my heart. The International Labour Organization states that it is difficult to accurately measure the magnitude of human trafficking worldwide, but the minimum begins at 20 million. That’s 20 million fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, daughters, and sons “victimized by forced labor and sex trafficking worldwide,” and the United States is not exempt (Federal Strategic Action Plan).

So what do we as students do upon hearing this tragic news? We can learn more about the issue. We must educate ourselves so that we may be able to effectively offer our services to help cure this disease at its core, rather than hastily provide short-term band-aid solutions. Removing the victim is only a step in the process. Aiding the survivor in their recovery and introduction to a life free of exploitation is just as important. It is a complex, multifaceted issue that may overwhelm you with wonders of “What can I do?”

This year, Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice welcomes experts on the issue for the 2015 Ensure Justice Conference on March 6-7. The theme of the conference this year is Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity, and Compassion: What’s your role in the plan?, based on the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States. The purpose of the Plan is to provide government and community agencies with tangible steps to provide services to victims of human trafficking in the United States, which “includes steps to create a victim services network that is comprehensive, trauma-informed, and responsive to the needs of all victims” (Federal Strategic Action Plan).

So, why should students join Ensure Justice this year?

  1. Meet and Network with leaders and members of organizations combatting human trafficking – Ensure Justice provides students one-on-one opportunities to connect with leaders fighting this issue locally, nationally, and globally.
  2. Fulfill the requirement for Women’s Studies Minor – The Women’s Studies minor at Vanguard offers us as students a chance to learn from professionals in the community – professionals who will be our supervisors, mentors, and colleagues when we leave VU.
  3. Get a unit – Register for the 1 unit course! One weekend commitment with some pre- and post-conference reading and assignments.
  4. Find YOUR place in the fight to end human trafficking – This conference gives us a chance to see what is going on in the community, and where our skills and passions can be used. What does it mean to counsel victims or work in law enforcement? What do human trafficking ministries look like? The conference offers the chance to discover what the right place is for each of us.
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93: Examining 928 Opportunities Using Time-Tested Principles [PODCAST]

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What do you bring to the table? Slavery is a global issue with estimates of 20-35 million people enslaved today. With such a huge problem, what can you do? GCWJ Director Dr. Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss 928 opportunities for you to get involved in the fight to end human trafficking. How can you leverage your skills and make a difference in your community? This episode shares examples of how Dave used his specific skill set to get involved in anti-trafficking work in partnership with the Global Center for Women and Justice.

 

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The Freedom Collaborative

Ensure Justice Conference 2015 - Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity, & Compassion: What’s Your Role in the Plan?

Dr. Sandra Morgan’s new blog – Find additional show notes here

Ending Human Trafficking Podcast 57 - Don’t Reinvent the Wheel!

Ending Human Trafficking Podcast 71 - A Dozen Myths About Human Trafficking (Part 1)

Ending Human Trafficking Podcast 72 – A Dozen Myths About Human Trafficking (Part 2)

 

 

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92: Victims with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities [PODCAST]

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GCWJ Director Dr. Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss an important issue that is often overlooked when working with victims of human trafficking – victims with developmental delays. The Office of Victims of Crime has developed a great resource that examines the issue of working with victims who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and the best practices to implement to best serve this population. How are these victims identified? How can the community support these victims? Learn important skills involving listening to language, paying attention to non-verbal communication, and choosing appropriate expectations when working with developmental delays. Listen to this episode and learn more about this important topic.

 

Resources:

Office of Victims of Crime Website

OVC Webinar on Victims with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

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91: Rescue and the Stages of Change [PODCAST]

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Rescuing victims is often simplified. If you take the person out of commercial sexual exploitation, there is an assumption and relief that they will be ok, yet it is crucial to understand there is much more to the process than just rescue. Global Center for Women and Justice Director Dr. Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss in this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking podcast that removing someone from exploitation is only one step in a process called Stages of Change. Stages of Change is a cycle that requires multiple steps that often take years to finally help a survivor establish a successful future. It is not only focused on the external change, but also the internal transition that a CSEC victim experiences. Tune into this episode to learn more about the six steps in the Stages of Change cycle and how to navigate the difficult path of rescue and restoration.

 

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