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 cannot come together in person this May for the World Without Exploitation National Convening, we can continue to connect, collaborate and learn from one another. Because facilitating connection is what World Without Exploitation is all about.
That’s why we’re pleased to announce the Now & Next Speakers Series. A weekly digital gathering hosted by World Without Exploitation and curated with our coalition membership in mind, the Now & Next Speakers Series will feature 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 weekly Now & Next Speakers Series at no charge, thanks to sponsorship by Demand Abolition. So join us every Thursday, from 12 - 1pm EDT, 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!
In “The Bitter Truth About Sugaring: Deception and false promises in exploitation's new frontier,” Tamar Arenson, of The One Campaign and Megan Lundstrom, co-founder of The Avery Center for Research & Services, will discuss the prevalence of sugaring and attempt to uncover the exploitative nature of these arrangements in a conversation moderated by Dr. Angie Henderson, professor of sociology at the University of Northern Colorado and co-founder of The Avery Center for Research & Services. They will also discuss privileged men’s entitlement to vulnerable women’s bodies as a way to dismantle the misconceptions of this seemingly “harmless” arrangement.
|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>Register[https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_piPE2JFiQAaO8kb2WqvNww]|
|June 18| 2020 Voters - American views on prostitution policies with: Emily Brew (brew advisors), Tania Stewart (M+R), Meg Bostrom (Topos Partnership)|button>Register[https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KUAfx6hqRIKGPDeHmLi8SA]|
|June 25|Why we must address demand to end trafficking with: Valiant Richey (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe)|button>Register[https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CR13r7SpR4yNhgGHmTlKnA]|
|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>Register[https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kX_mPu6aS8yXvGif8aMWfQ]|
|July 9| Making the Case: Prostitution as a public health crisis with: Nikki Bell (Living in Freedom Together), Dr. Mattie Castiel (City of Worcester)|button>Register [https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__kYxLXNPRF6pwbhfDLHHFg]|
|July 16|Overwhelming Odds: Sexual exploitation of homeless youth and their increased vulnerabilities during COVID-19 with: Jayne Bigelsen (Covenant House New York)|button>Register[https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M4sn5BOnRGWVw3VeaI6Oew]|
|July 23|Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Online Global Summit|button>Register[https://endsexualexploitation.org/cesesummit2020/]|
|July 30|The Neurobiology of Trauma and Resilience: What the anti-sex trafficking movement needs to know with: Laura Mahr (Conscious Legal Minds LLC)|button>Register[https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wrdZuwf9S7ihXc-wHqGhSA]|
|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|button>View[https://vimeo.com/418566866]|
|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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