Prayer for Freedom event – January 10

Join the Global Center for Women and Justice in partnership with the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking for Prayer for Freedom event!

Prayer for Freedom
Saturday, January 10

3:00 pm
Newport Mesa Church
Vanguard University Campus
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 

Vanguard University will be hosting the live event that will be simulcast across the country! Click the image below to learn more, and

RSVP by joining the Facebook Event

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86: Community Engagement – Volunteers Matter [PODCAST]

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In this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, Dr. Sandra Morgan and GCWJ Board Member Dave Stachowiak interview World of Vision Advocacy Chair Bobbi Dauderman. Bobbi has volunteered at Shalimar Learning Center in Costa Mesa, CA, joined with World Vision in Washington, DC to advocate for human trafficking legislation, travelled globally to work on human rights issues, and locally, she is a member of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force. Bobbi believes that everyone can do something right where they are to make a difference in the fight against human trafficking. This episode will inspire you to take a step today to be a voice in your community and around the world!

 

Resources:

Shalimar Learning Center – THINK Together Community Site

Ensure Justice Conference 2015

 

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85: Prevention that Empowers – A Biblical Best Practice Model [PODCAST]

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In Episode 85, Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss one of the oldest prevention stories available to us – 2 Kings 4:1-7 (NLT). In this story, a mother of two young boys works to prevent her boys from being taken as slaves. The woman asks for help and begins taking steps to ensure her boys stay in her care. With the help of community involvement, the mother gains a sense of dignity and a way to provide for her children. Sandra and Dave discuss the importance of looking not only at the faces of those being trafficked but of those who are responsible for providing and protecting these children. Prevention strategies begin when we empower the mothers of children at risk. They look at the power of starting with just a few small steps that fit the community and culture and how it can cultivate sustainable prevention strategies. This podcast poses significant questions such as:

Where is the front line to end human trafficking?

How can you prevent trafficking in your community?

Empowerment and prevention come hand in hand, how does that effect the way you strategize in the fight to end trafficking?

 

Resources:

2 Kings 4:1-7 (NLT) – Bible Gateway

Ensure Justice Conference 2015

 

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More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon

 

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More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon – PRESS RELEASE

Below is GCWJ’s press release for the More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon to Draw Hundreds in Promoting Justice for Women and Children in Orange County

Costa Mesa, CA, August 11, 2014 – Vanguard University’s esteemed Global Center for Women and Justice will host the annual More Priceless Than Diamonds luncheon at the Balboa Bay Club on September 13, 2014, where 300-400 are expected in attendance.

For eleven years, the Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ) at Vanguard University has provided training and resources to enable leaders to promote justice for women and girls. The Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University, a faith based organization, seeks to create a just world where women and children are safe, respected and valued. The GCWJ carries out this mission through education, research, advocacy and collaboration, working with students, educators, law enforcement, healthcare, and community leaders, to end human trafficking and the cyber-exploitation of women and children in Orange County and worldwide.

The annual luncheon, doubling in size from last year’s event, will raise awareness on one of the growing crimes in southern California, human trafficking. Jody Hassett Sanchez, formerly of ABC News and CNN, now acclaimed news and documentary producer, will be the keynote speaker at the event. Ed Arnold, news anchor, KOCE-TV/PBS SoCal, will emcee the afternoon and hold an exclusive interview with Maria Hall Brown from PBS, alongside survivor advocate and author, Shyima Hall.

Co-chair for the luncheon, Mary Beth Molnar, explains, “California is one of the nation’s top four destinations for human trafficking. As a parent and grandmother I want my community to have their eyes opened to the fact that these children are within our own population. These victims are our responsibility because they are our own sons and daughters. By financially supporting the GCWJ we are doing something tangible to stop this terrible crime.”

The Global Center for Women and Justice will also announce the first-ever Diamond Award winner for individuals or organizations whose activities and commitment promote justice and dignity for women and children in Orange County. The selection process for the inaugural Diamond Award has been an extensive search and nomination process throughout June and July. A judges’ panel comprised of business and community leaders, philanthropists, and Vanguard University faculty has evaluated the top nominees, and will be honoring the award winner during the September 13 luncheon.

“Too many females around the world are treated like second class citizens and Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice is trying to change that. The center’s work to prevent child trafficking cyber-exploitation is a prime example,” said Arnold.

To attend the More Priceless Than Diamonds annual luncheon, visit vanguard.edu/gcwj/pricelessluncheon

To learn more about The Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University, visitgcwj.vanguard.edu

To request an interview, contact:

Erin Hales, Director of Marketing & Communications
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.966.5452
erin.hales@vanguard.edu

 

ABOUT VANGUARD UNIVERSITY

Vanguard University (VU) is a regionally ranked, private, Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies. Located ten minutes from Newport Beach and an hour from Los Angeles, Vanguard equips students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-focused leadership and service. Vanguard is committed to academic excellence, boasting small class sizes that are designed to cultivate lasting professor-mentor relationships that enhance the learning process. The U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanguard a top 10 regional college in the west for 2014 and The Princeton Review ranked Vanguard a 2014 “Best in the West” regional college. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Vanguard offers more than 30 degrees and certificates through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs. Please visit www.vanguard.edu

ABOUT THE GLOBAL CENTER FOR WOMEN AND JUSTICE

The Global Center for Women & Justice at Vanguard University is a faith-based organization that exists to advance the global status of women through research, education, advocacy, collaboration and hope. The Global Center for Women & Justice promotes gender reconciliation and the inherent dignity of all persons. For more, visit http://gcwj.vanguard.edu

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84: Be The 1 – Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign [PODCAST]

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The Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force is an outstanding example community collaboration to bring awareness and work to fight human trafficking in their local community. In August 2014, OCHTTF launched a campaign in partnership with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) called Be the 1 Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign. The Be The 1 campaign developed opportunities to not only provide resources in advertising spaces on the inside and outside of OCTA’s buses, but also provide training for drivers on the signs of human trafficking. Tune into this episode to hear Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak interview CSP, Inc. Program Director Lita Mercado on topics including the launch of the Be The 1 Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign, OCHTTF’s collaboration model, and the importance of building and maintaining healthy partnerships in order to fight human trafficking in the community.

Have you seen the Be The 1 bus campaign in your neighborhood? Take a picture and send it to us!

 

Resources:

Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force

CSP, Inc.

OCTA Be The 1 Campaign

 

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More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon

 

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83: Human Trafficking “Coffee Break” Training [PODCAST]

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What is something  you can do to help in the fight to end human trafficking in the amount of time of a coffee break? Global Center for Women and Justice Director Dr. Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss a great tool from the Department of Homeland Securities’ Blue Campaign called the Human Trafficking Coffee Break Training. This tool is a simple one page handout providing an easy-to-learn overview of:
What is human trafficking?
Who are the victims? Who is at risk?
How do I identify human trafficking?

Sandie and Dave talk about how your can utilize this tool with your friends, co-workers, and others in your life who want an introduction to human trafficking. Listen to this episode and leave us a comment! We want to hear about how you used this tool, and you can even post photos on our Facebook page!

Resources:

Human Trafficking Coffee Break Training handout - DHS Blue Campaign

Facebook – VUGCWJ or Global Center for Women and Justice

Twitter – VUGCWJ

More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon

Ensure Justice 2015 

 

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82: Count the Cost – Another Aspect of Coordination [PODCAST]

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Global Center for Women and Justice Director Dr. Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss the idea of Coordination: what does it mean to serve well, work together in order to eliminate duplication and determine the best use of resources? Coordination is often a “30,000 foot” view, but what does it mean on the local level? Tune in to hear the three questions Sandie and Dave discuss in order to deepen your understanding of coordination, and what you can do to make a different in the fight against human trafficking!

 

Resources:

More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon

Ensure Justice 2015 

Christians for Biblical Equality 

 

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81: An Interview With Claudio Magnabosco [PODCAST]

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GCWJ Director Dr. Sandra Morgan interviews Claudio Magnabosco, the creator of the first network of former prostitutes in Italy. In this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, Claudio shares his story how his life was completely turned around the moment he gained the strength to stand up against a norm in Italian culture regarding prostitution. His story results in a special message to men and fight against the desire for power and control. Because of his journey, he decided to write a book and build the network to provide support for men, and in partnership with his wife, a network for women who were former prostitutes.  Tune in to hear Claudio’s story and demonstration of leadership to men in partnership with women.

 

Resources:

Claudio’s website: Maschile Plurale

 

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80: Trafficking in Persons Report 2014 and Media [PODCAST]

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In this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Dr. Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss the 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released in June 2014. Compiled by the US State Department, the TIP Report is a special country study model that evaluates the efforts of each country to pursue prevention and protection for victims, as well as prosecution for traffickers. Each year, the TIP report provides an overview of what is happening globally in the fight against human trafficking. Additionally, the TIP report honors TIP Heroes, individuals who are working to end human trafficking in their countries. Highlights of this year’s report include survivor quotes from our friends Carissa Phelps (Episode 19) and Shyima Hall (Episode 73). Finally, a new feature in this year’s TIP Report is Media Best Practices. This is a very important guide for journalists, filmmakers, non-profits, and any other groups pursuing human trafficking media projects. Tune in to this episode to hear Dr. Morgan’s overview of the Media Best Practices and understand how you can help make a difference!

 

Resources:

2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

Carissa Phelps’s Podcast Episode

Shyima Hall’s Podcast Episode

OCHTTF Annual Report

 

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Call for Papers: Ensure Justice 2015

 

The deadline for abstract submission via email is November 20, 2014.

The Global Center for Women and Justice’s annual Ensure Justice conference is releasing a call for research papers. The conference focuses on issues of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. This year’s theme will follow the Federal Five-Year Anti-Trafficking Strategic Plan structure of Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity and the addition of Compassion, a reflection of the role the faith-based community plays in combating human trafficking.

We are not seeking workshop speakers, but academic presentations including: facts, knowledge, ideas, theories, on-the-ground approaches, methods, program evaluations, research agendas, and research needs. The presentations will be 15 minutes with 15 minutes for discussion, totaling no more than 30 minutes. The organizing committee is willing to consider other formats, such as panel presentations.

We invite abstract submissions of up to 300 words from students and professionals with academic or professional research. Please fill out our submission form and include a brief resume or CV. Deadline to submit an abstract is November 20,2014 to gcwj@vanguard.edu

 

The committee will expect a commitment to attend by at least one of the accepted presenters, with a non-refundable deposit of $50, by January 15, 2015, for presenters to remain on the program. The deposit may be paid on the Ensure Justice Registration webpage. For papers selected, the remainder of the registration fee will be complementary.

Sending an abstract and/or any other materials will constitute a release of copyright, and allow the materials they present (in written, video, audio, or graphic form) to be made available on the conference website after the conference. No paper proceedings will be published, but the presented materials will be available on the conference website for the indefinite future.

The deadline for submission of materials, other than the abstract and printed materials, to be emailed to GCWJ  is January 15, 2015. Conference presenters may include a formal paper, PowerPoint slides, film, or anything arising from their presented work. If nothing is submitted, their abstract will be placed on the web site as directed by the staff.

If you have questions about presentations or would like to begin the submission process, please contact gcwj@vanguard.edu.

 

Submission form: Call for Papers – Ensure Justice 2015