Much has changed for all of us over the last few months. But one thing has remained the same: Our collective commitment to creating a world where no person is bought, sold or exploited. While we had to cancel our scheduled May, 2020 national conference, we continued to connect, collaborate and learn from one another with our Spring Speakers Series of webinars. Because facilitating connection is what World Without Exploitation is all about.
We’re pleased to announce the continuation of the Now & Next Speakers Series. We are back after our August break with fresh and exciting topics and speakers. The Fall 2020 series is a monthly digital gathering - the second Thursday of each month from 12-1 pm eastern- hosted by World Without Exploitation and curated with our coalition membership in mind.
The Now & Next Speakers Series features movement leaders and opinion shapers sharing best practices, presenting new research, and exploring innovative ways to make our movement more effective and inclusive. Best of all, World Without Exploitation members, national convening registrants, and other allies can take part in our Now & Next Speakers Series at no charge, thanks to sponsorship by Demand Abolition. So join us for a series of presentations that will explore today’s issues and tomorrow’s solutions for the movement to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation. See you online!
The Speakers Series is made available free of charge. In lieu of a registration fee, please consider making a donation to World Without Exploitation.
Social media is unmatched in its ability to spread awareness of the dangers of human trafficking, but what happens when the information being spread on the internet is damaging, dangerous and completely antithetical to fact?
This summer, believers in QAnon–a sprawling online conspiracy theory–began promoting false and politically-motivated narratives about child sex trafficking. These posts were circulated by tens of thousands of well-intentioned social media users, many of whom unknowingly spread harmful myths about human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, helping to erode the important progress legitimate anti-trafficking groups have made.
Join Shea Rhodes, Director and Co-Founder of the Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute), and Rebecca Bender, survivor leader and author, to learn about the impact QAnon’s misinformation has had on the public’s perception of human trafficking and its victims, and to explore what you can do to stop the spread of these dangerous conspiracy theories.
|October 8| Fact, Fiction & Fear: The impact of conspiracy theories on the anti-trafficking movement with: Rebecca Bender (Rebecca Bender Initiative), Shea M. Rhodes (CSE Institute)|button>Register[https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OpK-pSW8QVyQr_4eAwKbNA]|
|December 10| The Movement is the Message: Messaging and communication to change hearts, minds and laws about commercial sexual exploitation with: Anne K. Ream (The Voices and Faces Project)|
|September 10| The LGBT Community and Commercial Sexual Exploitation with: Cristian Eduardo (Sanctuary for Families), Esperanza Fonseca (AF3IRM)|button>View[https://vimeo.com/456674537/8162ce4e4b]|
|July 30|The Neurobiology of Trauma and Resilience: What the anti-sex trafficking movement needs to know with: Laura Mahr (Conscious Legal Minds LLC)|
|July 16|No Shelter in Place: Sexploitation of homeless youth and their increased vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 crisis with: Jayne Bigelsen (Covenant House New York)|button>View[https://vimeo.com/439046268]|
|July 9| Survivors Speak Out: Criminal justice reform and the reality of decriminalizing the sex trade with: Alisa Bernard (Organization For Prostitution Survivors), Vednita Carter (Breaking Free), Cristian Eduardo (Sanctuary for Families), Marian Hatcher (SPACE International)|button>View[https://vimeo.com/436921816]|
|July 2| Real Accountability in a Virtual World: Engaging corporations to fight online sexploitation with: Dawn Hawkins (National Center on Sexual Exploitation), Christen Price (National Center on Sexual Exploitation)|button>View[https://vimeo.com/434866124/7dca72fcea]|
|June 25|Why We Must Address Demand to End Trafficking with: Valiant Richey (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe)|button>View[https://vimeo.com/432623235/ff81c14c63]|
|June 18| 2020 Voters - American views on prostitution policies with: Meg Bostrom (Topos Partnership), Emily Brew (brew advisors), Tania Stewart (M+R)|button>View[https://vimeo.com/430465327/1e83b29486]|
|June 11| The Bitter Truth About Sugaring: Deception and false promises in exploitation's new frontier with: Tamar Arenson (The One Campaign), Angie Henderson (University of Northern Colorado), Megan Lundstrom (Avery Center for Research & Services)|button>View[https://vimeo.com/428260410/8e68076b20]|
|June 4|Privilege and Racial Marginalization: The racism of prostitution with: Audrey Morrissey (My Life My Choice), Sonia Ossorio (National Organization for Women New York), Christine Stark (Author)|button>View[https://vimeo.com/426080138/144c6fe0a5]|
|May 28|Man to Man: Promoting healthy masculinity and ending men's violence with: Jimmie Briggs (Man Up Campaign), Peter Qualliotine (Modeling Equality)|button>View[https://vimeo.com/423777445/f5e209951e]|
|May 21|Growing Up in a Porn Culture: Social, emotional, and cognitive impact on youth with: Dr. Gail Dines (Culture Reframed)|button>View[https://vimeo.com/421271531/9cfb0e4e0c?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=29220]|
|May 14|Let's Get Real: Life in the legal sex trade with: Rebecca Bender(Rebecca Bender Initiative), Bekah Charleston (Valiant Hearts) and sponsored by Levin Papantonio|
|May 7|Past is Present: The historical effects of the sex trade on women and girls of color today with: Cherice Hopkins (Rights4Girls)|button>View[
|April 30|#Traffickinghub: How Pornhub is enabling sexual exploitation and what we can do about it with: Laila Mickelwait (Exodus Cry)|
|April 23|Just the Facts: Identifying and appropriately using solid data with: Katie Feifer (The Voices and Faces Project)|button>View[
|April 16|Online Exploitation Ecosystems: Short-term impact of COVID-19 on human trafficking in the US with: Rob Spectre (childsafe.ai)|
|April 9|The Equality Model: Hurdles, roadblocks and the path forward with: Audrey Morrissey (My Life My Choice), Lauren Hersh (World Without Exploitation)|
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