About the 2nd Annual Youth Summit

We're once again bringing together 200 activists and artists, ages 16 - 28, for a full day of panel discussions, strategic storytelling workshops, and advocacy trainings.

Because it's time to continue the conversation. About what real equality means in a world where millions of people across the globe are still being bought, sold, and exploited. About what the stories of survivors can teach us about the root causes of commercial sexual exploitation. And about how we can finally end the demand for prostituted or trafficked persons. This youth-driven, survivor-centered event will allow us to engage more effectively in the fight to end exploitation.

There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP below.

Our Goals Are

Meet Our Speakers

Registration

This no-cost event includes light breakfast and lunch.

Location
Brookyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Accommodations



Schedule


|8:30 - 9:00 am|REGISTRATION OPEN|
|9:00 – 9:20 am|Welcome|
||Lauren Hersh (World Without Exploitation)|
|9:20 – 10:05 am|Exploitation: A Crisis of Racial, Gender and Income Inequality|
||Moderator: Taina Bien-Aimé (Coalition Against Trafficking in Women)|
||Participants: Alisa Bernard (Organization for Prostitution Survivors), Vednita Carter (Breaking Free), Audrey Morrissey (My Life My Choice)|
|10:15 - 11:00 am| Exploitation: A Man's Issue|
||Moderator: Rachel Foster (World Without Exploitation)|
||Participants: Jimmie Briggs (The Goldin Institute), Peter Qualliotine (CSE Consultant and Trainer)|
|11:00 – 11:15 am|TRANSITION|
|11:15 am– 12:15 pm| BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Choose one to attend.||
|A. An Intersectional Understanding of the Sex Trade|
||Speaker: Yasmin Vafa (Rights4Girls)|
||B. Regressive Progressive: How Neo-liberalism is Hijacking the Feminist Movement/Movement Forward|
||Speakers: Ali Bien-Aimé, Laura Ramirez (Coalition Against Trafficking in Women)|
||C. Our Stories Are Our Power: Using Your Personal Narrative to Create Political Change|
||Speakers: Sharisse Tracey (The Voices and Faces Project), Caity-Shea Violette (The Voices and Faces Project)|
||D. Commercial Sexual Exploitation as a Public Health Crisis|
||Moderator: Nikki Bell (Living in Freedom Together)|
||Participants: Dr. Mattie Castiel (City of Worcester MA Commissioner of Health and Human Services), Audra Doody (Living in Freedom Together), Shobana Powell (Sanctuary for Families)|
|12:15 – 1:15 pm|NETWORKING LUNCH|
|1:15 - 1:45 pm| Addressing the Complex Needs of Survivors|
||Speaker: Nikki Bell (Living in Freedom Together)|
|1:45 - 2:30 pm| Why the Equality Model is the Progressive Solution|
||Moderator: Sonia Ossorio (NOW-NYC)|
||Participants: Laura Ramirez (Coalition Against Trafficking in Women), Yasmin Vafa (Rights4Girls), Cristian Eduardo (Sanctuary for Families)|
|2:30 – 2:15 pm|TRANSITION|
|2:45– 3:45 pm| BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Choose one to attend.||
|A. An Intersectional Understanding of the Sex Trade|
||Speaker: Yasmin Vafa (Rights4Girls)|
||B. Regressive Progressive: How Neo-liberalism is Hijacking the Feminist Movement/Movement Forward|
||Speakers: Ali Bien-Aimé, Laura Ramirez (Coalition Against Trafficking in Women)|
||C. Our Stories Are Our Power: Using Your Personal Narrative to Create Political Change|
||Speakers: Sharisse Tracey, Caity-Shea Violette (The Voices and Faces Project)|
||D. Commercial Sexual Exploitation as a Public Health Crisis|
||Moderator: Nikki Bell (Living in Freedom Together)|
||Participants: Dr. Mattie Castiel (City of Worcester MA Commissioner of Health and Human Services), Audra Doody (Living in Freedom Together), Shobana Powell (Sanctuary for Families)|
|3:45 - 3:50 pm|TRANSITION|
|3:50 - 4:15 pm| A Time for Action|
||Speakers: Lauren Hersh (World Without Exploitation)|
|4:15 - 5:00 pm| Dessert & Networking



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Questions?

Questions? Please email Lauren@worldwe.org