79: Refuse To Do Nothing, Revisited [PODCAST]

On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan led a conversation with Kim Yim and Shayne Moore, co-authors of Refuse To Do Nothing, at the Women of Vision, Orange County Faces of Change event in May 2014. These two abolitionist mothers seek to share with others how to strive to be global thinkers and advocates no matter the age of your children and busyness of life, in order to break through the thoughts that we cannot make a difference in this global problem. Kim and Shayne share their stories about how we can not only seek to understand but to take the next steps by thinking about what we buy, taking the extra minute to think about what you are purchasing, and making the effort to open your eyes and see what is going on around you, in your neighborhood and in your city. Listen to Kim and Shayne talk about being abolitionists, what slavery looks like in the world today, and how you can truly get engaged and make a difference.

Resources:

Purchase Refuse To Do Nothing on Amazon

Refuse To Do Nothing – Facebook Page

Abolitionist Mama – Kim Yim’s Blog

Shayne Moore’s webiste

Women of Vision, Orange County

 

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78: Beyond Passion [PODCAST]

On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, we are featuring a special presentation by Reverend David L. Myers, Senior Advisor for Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Appointed by President Obama in 2009, Rev. Myers works closely with FEMA to provide disaster relief and builds efforts to partner with local and national faith-based leaders.

Rev. Myers shares with hundreds of Vanguard Students about their role as an “uncommon dataset” in touching the sorrow in our world. He challenges all of us working to end social injustice to take a second look at our passion, commitment and a desire for justice. Rev. Myers shares that “Passion must be transformed into professional discipline” indicating the importance of using skills learned in order to fight the many injustices that drive our personal missions and passions.

 

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Department of Homeland Security – Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

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77: Frontline Summit 2013 [PODCAST]

On November 7-8, 2013, GCWJ hosted a special two-day event called the Frontline Summit: Where is the Frontline in the War Against Child Exploitation? The Summit partnered with Orange County Juvenile Courts and Orange County Department of Education in order to bring together more than 100 professionals working on the frontlines – educators, probation officers, law enforcement, probation department, etc. During the two-day event, participants worked through three main questions in order to identify gaps in identifying and serving exploited children. Tune in for this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking podcast with GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak to hear about the key ideas, gaps, and needs in order to better serve child victims of commercial sexual exploitation from the Frontline Summit!

 

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Special thank you to Orange County Juvenile Courts, Orange County Department of Education, and the many student researchers who assisted with the Summit!

Resources:

 Frontline Summit Final Report

EHT Podcast 16: Laura Lederer Gangs & Human Trafficking

EHT Podcast 46: Knowledge of Harms: Demand Reduction

 

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76: An Insider Look at Human Trafficking in Argentina [PODCAST]

GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan spent one week in March 2014 with Assemblies of God World Missionaries Gilbert and Virginia Contreras conducting human trafficking prevention training in Córdoba, Argentina. The Contreras family has served in Argentina for 14 years. After attending an Ensure Justice conference a few years ago, they felt called to address this issue and seek to prevent human trafficking in the country. Virginia sums up the grave need to fight human trafficking in Argentina with what she was told during her studies the definition of a woman is: an object to use and enjoy. Tune in to this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast to hear more of their great work in Argentina.

 

Resources:

Report on Child Labor – US Department of Labor

List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor – infographic

News article about child labor in Argentina (Spanish)

News article about Argentina pesticide issues (English)

10/10/10 Escuela Biblica – Facebook Page

Escuela Biblica – Facebook Page

Contacto Universitario Departamento de la UAD – Facebook Page

Live2Free Argentina – Facebook Page

 

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Women’s History Month – March 24

Join us on March 24 to celebrate Women’s History Month as we honor women veterans and listen to Army Veteran, Bronze Star and Legion of Merit recipient and 2013 White House Champion of Change Awardee Chaplain Priscilla Mondt. Chaplain Mondt currently serves as the Chief of Chaplain Service at Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks.

 

Monday, March 24
4:00 pm
Needham Chapel
Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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75: World Hope International – Introducing Lisa Thompson [PODCAST]

The latest episode of the Ending Human Trafficking podcast features GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak speaking with the Director of Anti-Trafficking for World Hope International, Lisa Thompson. Lisa has a worked in the anti-trafficking movement for many years, including 12 years with The Salvation Army. She transitioned in September 2013 to her role with World Hope where she focuses on building community and victim-centered programming in three countries Azerbaijan, Cambodia, and Sierra Leone. Tune in to hear Lisa’s overview of the assessment and recovery centers World Hope runs in each of these countries, as well as the unique model that the organization is employing in Sierra Leone to build up community support from community leaders in order to prevent and protect those vulnerable to exploitation.

Will you be joining us at Ensure Justice? Register today at ensurejustice.com

 

**Correction fron Lisa Thompson: While discussing the topic of IDPs (internally displaced persons), I made reference to Syria and the refugee crisis (refugees being those who have fled the country). Unfortunately, I neglected to loop in the fact that there 6.5 million IDPs in Syria—persons who have fled their former homes due to the ongoing civil war to seek sanctuary elsewhere within Syria—making them internally displaced persons.

 

 

Resources:

World Hope International

World Hope Trafficking Report

Chab Dai

Ensure Justice 2014 – Why is She a Slave? Global Child Trafficking: Prevention and Early Intervention

 

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Ensure Justice: Building Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Multi-Disciplinary Track aims to support children at high-risk of exploitation.

Stemming from our special Frontline Summit event in November 2013, we are offering a special pre-conference track for our friends from the Frontline Summit and their colleagues working in education, law enforcement, probation, social work, and other professional fields as they work to support children at high-risk of exploitation.

This special track will be offered Friday March 7, 2014 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. It is open to all professionals focused on working with children at high-risk of exploitation and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

This event is FREE, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

 

Multi-Disciplinary Track, Ensure Justice Conference
Friday March 7
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Event will be held in Newport Mesa Church

 

To Register: http://www.vanguard.edu/gcwj/2014-ensure-justice-conference/conference-registration/

  • On the registration page, please choose under “Rates” the option: Building Multi-Disciplinary Teams, $0 

 

Multi-Disciplinary Track Overview

Session 1 – Building Multi-Disciplinary Teams – Breaking Down Silos

How do we build the best multi-disciplinary teams in order to prevent and intervene for high-risk children? Based on the findings from the Frontline Summit, this session features a panel of experts who work on multi-disciplinary teams. They will share about their experiences, best practices, and steps to take in order to build the best collaborative teams for your area.

 

Session 2 – Trauma-informed Care

What is trauma-informed care and why is it important for all disciplines to understand the effects of trauma on CSEC victims? The panel will discuss the cross-discipline impact for those serving high-risk youth.

 

Session 3 – Coordinating a Victim-Center Response

Based on the Federal Strategic Action Plan, a panel of experts will discuss what it means to align efforts, improve understanding, and expand access to services in order to improve outcomes for survivors and high-risk children.

GCWJ Finalist for COAST Community Award

sandie Coast Community AwardsThe Global Center for Women and Justice was a finalist in the Education category for COAST Magazine’s Coast Community Awards!

On Monday, February 3, Director Sandra Morgan attended the award ceremony at AnQi Bistro at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA. One of four finalists, GCWJ sat along side The Dodge School of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University, The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UCI, and Soka University Performing Arts Center at Soka University of America. Other award categories included Business, City Projects, Environment, and Nonprofit. Vanguard University President Mike Beals, his wife Faith, and Vice President of University Advancement Kelly Kanniwischer joined Sandie at the awards ceremony.

 

For more details about the event, check out this article from the Orange County Register.