Date/Time: 
03/16/2011 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location
Address: 

538 Senate Dirksen building

Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Shared Hope International
Contact Phone: 
1-866-437-5433
Description: 

On March 16, 2011 a briefing will be held on the sex trafficking of minors in the U.S with a special introduction by acclaimed actor Mira Sorvino. This form of modern day slavery is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S. Over 100,000 children are trafficked for sex in the U.S. each year, according to recent estimates.

To learn more about this tragic problem, please come to the briefing at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 (the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing room.)

Briefing agenda:

Mira Sorvino: Welcome and introduction

Senators Ron Wyden and John Cornyn: comments on the re-introduction of the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act

Libby Spears, filmmaker - Director of the documentary film "Playground": brief commentary and viewing of the trailer for "Playground"

Panel of speakers:

Dr. Sharon Cooper, Forensic Pediatrician, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Sgt. Doug Justus, Portland Police Bureau (ret.), former head of the Portland Police Department vice unit

Natasha, a Victims' Rights Advocate and sex trafficking survivor

Ernie Allen, President and CEO, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
 

Date/Time: 
04/07/2011 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location
Address: 

Freedom Plaza (accessed via Metro Center, Federal Triangle, or McPherson Metro Stops) to the Upper Senate Plaza at the Capital.

City: 
Washington
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Capital Region Sexual Assault Response Coordinators
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Jean Wertman
Contact Phone: 
202-658-1171
Contact Email: 
sa.walk.dc@gmail.com
Description: 

The starting point of the walk will be at Freedom Plaza with participants starting to arrive at 10:00 am, as a group will leave around 10:45 and walk to the Upper Senate Plaza at the Capital. This is an awareness walk for all sexual assault survivors, their personal support network, victim advocates, program managers, coordinators and others who want to support the awareness of sexual assault. For more information please contact: sa.walk.dc@gmail.com

Location

1420 16th St. NW
Washington 20036-2202
United States
Phone: 202-234-7302
Fax: 202-234-7304

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Location

555 Eleventh St NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004
United States
Phone: 912-267-2322
Fax: 912-267-2894

Location

1400 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1400
United States
Phone: 703-571-3343

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Location

415 Michigan Avenue, NE, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20017
United States
Phone: 202-635-2556
Fax: 202-635-2649

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Location

P.O. Box 21034
Washington, DC 20009
United States
Phone: 202-824-0707
Fax: 202-824-0747

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Date/Time: 
03/08/2011 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Location
Address: 

George Washington University's Marvin Center, Room 309
800 21st Street, NW

City: 
Washington
Postal Code: 
20052
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Institute for Women's Policy Research, Dēmos, Heinirch Böll Stiftung, and the George Washington University Women's Studies Program
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Institute for Women's Policy Research
Contact Phone: 
202-785-5100
Contact Email: 
iwpr@iwpr.org
Description: 

Immigrant women make enormous contributions to U.S. society and face a number of intense challenges that are under-recognized in discussions and debate on immigration reform. Honoring the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, this forum will bring together leading activists, policy makers, and researchers from across the country to discuss strategies for addressing women immigrants' unique concerns, including a lack of access to child care, health care and education, and disproportionate exposure to harassment and violence.

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