Oct
15
to Nov 19

Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar

Event Address: Gum Spring Library (Stone Ridge 20105)  Meeting Room B (This room can only accommodate 30 people, so space is limited)

For more questions, contact Aatmika Deshpande at aatmi7@gmail.com
Please fill out this form separately for each person attending.

Here is a brief overview of what each seminar will comprise of:


October 15th - screening of 'Tricked: Inside the World of Teen Sex Trafficking', discussion of local cases with Human Trafficking Investigator Bill Woolf.

October 22nd - Tyler Young from the International Justice Mission. He will present on cyber sex trafficking, its relation to pornography, and how social media can be used as a pro and con in the trafficking business.

November 12th - Maria Buczek will present on Labor Trafficking; how we all participate in this through our consumerism and the tools we can use to be be more mindful in not contributing to it. There will also be the opportunity to taste fair trade refreshments. All ingredients will be listed by the food, so as to accommodate for any allergy concerns.

November 19th - Jodi O-Hern from JustAsk Prevention will speak on how to protect yourself from falling prey to traffickers; organizations to contact if you identify a victim or feel you have become a victim.

Registration information here

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Cruise for a Cause
Nov
4
9:00am 9:00am

Cruise for a Cause

Join a group of car enthusiasts as we cruise from Northern Virginia Community College to Fredericksburg, VA for brunch at Tito's Diner. 100% of the funds raised from this event will benefit the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative (NOVA-HTI - https://www.novahti.com/). 

Please visit the following link to purchase tickets or donate: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cruise-for-a-cause-tickets-37796274675

When: We will be leaving from the start location listed below at 9:00am and plan to arrive at Tito's Diner at 10:30am for brunch. Please plan on arriving at the start location between 8:30 and 8:45am for check-in.

Where: The cruise will start from 8333 Little River Tpke. Annandale, VA 22003 (Northern Virginia Community College Lot B-15) and end at Tito's Diner (1695 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 -http://titodiner.com/).

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Oct
19
11:30am11:30am

NOVA-HTI Open House for Law Enforcement and Service Providers

The Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative (NOVA-HTI) will be holding an Open House for Law Enforcement/Service Providers for our new Drop-In Center for survivors of human trafficking on Thursday, October 19th at 11:30am - 1:30pm and 5:30pm to 8 pm. We will be providing informational guided tours. Please join us!

NOVA HTI
1140 Isaac Newton Square, North
Suite 250
Reston, VA 20190

 

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Oct
17
to Oct 18

The Media and the Messaging of Human Trafficking

The Media and the Messaging of Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking stories are becoming more frequent in the media, but what is the story they are telling? While some excellent coverage has taken place (including the 2016 Pulitzer Prize to the AP for “Seafood from Slaves”) many of the stories continue to focus on the more prurient aspects of sex trafficking, frequently casting the victims as co-conspirators. Inadequate reporting contributes to a wrongful public perception of human trafficking, which in turn has an impact on policy and community responses. So, what’s the real story?

Join us for a meaningful discussion on this very important topic with an outstanding panel:

Colbert King, Pulitzer Prize winner and columnist, The Washington Post

Nina Berman, Documentary photographer, Professor, Columbia University School of Journalism

Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Tina Frundt, Member, US Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, Founder and Director of Courtney's House and human trafficking survivor/activist

moderated by Terry FitzPatrick, Communications and Advocacy Director, Free the Slaves


Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

The event is co-sponsored by ArtWorks for Freedom as part of their ACTION DC! campaign to raise awareness and inspire action to end human trafficking.

For more information or to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNLyXIHeHxvOJkkVJeREbCkEq-Jc8Oln7nkLNOG7JRfTLRrg/viewform

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Keep Our Girls Safe: Human Trafficking in Our Communities
Oct
7
10:00pm10:00pm

Keep Our Girls Safe: Human Trafficking in Our Communities

Keep Our Girls Safe: Human Trafficking in Our Communities

Yuma Center invites representatives from law enforcement and former trafficked persons for a morning discussion on human trafficking in our area.  

Hear the story of Barbara Amaya, a sex trafficking survivor and Bill Woolf, a law enforcement officer, identify what is is, where it is happening, and what it looks like. 

 

OCTOBER 7, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

at

Yuma Center:

4101 Yuma Street, NW

Washington, DC 20016

 

HELP US KEEP TEENS SAFE.  

Open to men and women, ages 21 and older.

FREE ADMISSION

Registration required by October 5. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

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Sep
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

Pray for Freedom


There is a significant event coming up at 3:00pm on Saturday, September 23 at the U.S. Capitol building, in room HVC 201 (House Visitors Center). This is an opportunity of focused prayer for all aspects of human trafficking. Mrs. Cindy McCain will be our special guest. (And we are praying for Senator McCain at this time). Seating is limited and registration is required, so links to the FAAST (Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking) Website and the Event Brite site are included on the flyers; additionally, registration will close when the capacity is reached. As a note, each person will need to register individually, for security purposes. For ease of use, here's the link:
http://bit.ly/pray4freedom 

The event will also be available by simulcast, and churches and organizations are invited to be host sites. Please visit the FAAST website for more information about hosting a simulcast.
 

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Sep
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Human Trafficking Awareness Event in Chantilly, VA

Karma Vitality Studio, Fitness for Women will host a human trafficking awareness event. This training will  include information to parents on how to protect their teens from falling prey to traffickers.  It is open to the public and people can register by emailing the owner, Meredith Chiapello meredithc@karmavs.com

Here are the details:

Date:  Friday, September 22

Time:  6:00 pm 

Address:  15100 Enterprise Court, Unit 300, Chantilly, Va 20151

Space Limited:  50 registrants

Cost:  Free (Donations to support NOVA-HTI gratefully accepted)

Speaker:  Rachel Stahle

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Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men
Sep
8
9:00am 9:00am

Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men

Dear Friends & Allies, 

Please join us and share the word about a critical event on September 8th, from 9am - 2:30pm addressing complex issues around the sexual exploitation of boys and men. It is free and open to the public (includes a delicious lunch) and covers issues we all care deeply about and unfortunately which don't get enough attention and evaluation. 

EVENT:  Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men

WHERE: Miracle Theater, 535 8th St SE, Washington, DC

WHEN: Friday, September 8, 2017, 9am – 2:30pm

RSVP HERE

This is a great training opportunity for your team and those who want to get more involved in these issues. 

 

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Aug
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

CNA Panel Discussion to Address Human Trafficking

In the 17 years since Congress enacted the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, communities across the United States have made important progress in identifying and emancipating child victims and holding traffickers accountable. On Thursday, August 10, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, CNA’s Safety and Security division will sponsor a panel discussion on strategies used by local communities to address the problem of child trafficking.  Join us to hear how communities leverage interdisciplinary partnerships to overcome challenges such as the increased role of technology in child trafficking, the complex emotional needs of child trafficking survivors, and access to appropriate housing and services.

Panelists from Virginia’s Fairfax and Loudoun counties will include local law enforcement agencies and their FBI partners, school administrators who work to prevent children from becoming trafficking victims, and county and private-sector service providers who support survivors. Valerie Schmitt will present CNA’s research findings that highlight best practices and lessons learned from law enforcement agencies, victim service organizations, and survivor advocates.  Ann Casey, also from CNA, will facilitate the session.

To learn more about the panelists and to register, click here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6ny9tgwab&oeidk=a07eed1e6vf09f73fc7

CNA is a nonprofit research and analysis organization located in Arlington, Virginia. We have a team of analysts with geographical, functional, and programmatic expertise in researching and analyzing communities in crisis—from experiences such as political instability, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and refugee migrations—and in assessing the factors that promote stability and safety.

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Confronting Sexploitation Summer Seminar Series (NCOSE)
Jun
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Confronting Sexploitation Summer Seminar Series (NCOSE)

Offered by The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) , these easily accessible, incredibly beneficial events are intended to educate and equip professionals in the field, advocates on the issues, and passionate members of the community on various sexual exploitation issues. It will also be a great opportunity to network with other passionate leaders local to the DC area. To lighten the mood, each event will have an extensive ice cream bar with all the fix-ins and other summer treats.

Fore more info, visit: http://endsexualexploitation.org/events/

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Jun
9
8:00am 8:00am

SERVE Model Training Part II

SERVE Model Training Part 2 by Bonnie Martin--  NOVA-HTI is thrilled to be partnering with Youth for Tomorrow again this year to provide these CE eligible trainings. Registration is now open!

. For more detailed info and to register, please visit our Eventbrite site. The link is listed below. Please note that this training is geared for professionals in the fields of counseling, Psychology, and social work, but we have opened it up to anyone who has a desire to/or is currently working with human trafficking survivors.  

Please note: In order to attend the training on Friday, it is a prerequisite to have attended last year, or to attend the training on Thursday night. If you attended the training last year, and would like to attend the Thursday training to hear it again, we highly recommend that you do so. 

 https://complextraumatraining.eventbrite.com 

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Jun
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

SERVE Model Training Part 1

Save the dates for the SERVE Model Training Part 1 & Part 2 by Bonnie Martin.  NOVA-HTI is thrilled to be partnering with Youth for Tomorrow again this year to provide these CE eligible trainings. Registration is now open!

For more detailed info and to register, please visit our Eventbrite site. The link is listed below. Please note that this training is geared for professionals in the fields of counseling, Psychology, and social work, but we have opened it up to anyone who has a desire to/or is currently working with human trafficking survivors.  

Please note: In order to attend the training on Friday, it is a prerequisite to have attended last year, or to attend the training on Thursday night. If you attended the training last year, and would like to attend the Thursday training to hear it again, we highly recommend that you do so. 

 https://complextraumatraining.eventbrite.com 

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An Event Benefiting Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Exploitation
May
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

An Event Benefiting Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

We would like to invite you to join us for an Evening with Compassion First.

This is the anti-human trafficking organization based in Indonesia that has blossomed into two homes for girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking.

This event was single handedly put together by a Loudoun County High School student  who has a heart for this issue and decided she wanted to do something about it! AMAZING!

Please mark Friday May 26th from 6:30 -8 pm to join us. See this link for all the details. http://www.compassionfirst.org/events/leesburg

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The Summit: Threat In Your Neighborhood
May
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Summit: Threat In Your Neighborhood

Come to the Men’s Summit on May 22 to hear from Detective Bill Woolf, NoVA Human Trafficking Task Force and Howie Levin of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative.

The darkness of human trafficking, preying primarily on our young girls 12-17, unbelievably surrounds us, our families and communities in Northern Virginia. NoVA is a major hub for this form of modern slavery. Sadly, its most common form is teen sex trafficking. As protectors of our homes, we men need to be aware of the risks to our daughters and help inform others. This scourge knows no socioeconomic boundaries, affecting girls and families at all levels.

Join us on Monday, May 22, 2017 to see how we as men should be aware of the risk to our daughters and how we can inform others.  

Event link: https://www.restonbible.org/event/summit/

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4th Annual Charity Bocce Tournament
May
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

4th Annual Charity Bocce Tournament

Suggested Team Entry Fee: $500 per team

Donations are Tax Deductible

Make checks payable to: Great Falls Rotary Foundation Inc.

Entry Deadline is May 15th

 

For more information about the event please contact

Sean Plunkett at (703) 608-7326 or via email at  tteknulps@aol.com

 

Please help us fight to stop the four main categories of Human Trafficking:

Porn, Prostitution, Labor and Organ Sales. 

100% of the profits will be split between two organizations that are fighting trafficking:

Airline Ambassadors International

And

Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative

 

For more information about Airline Ambassadors International and Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative please visit www.airlineamb.org and/or www.novahti.com  

 

 

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WUSA9 "Bring Our Kids Home" Special
May
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

WUSA9 "Bring Our Kids Home" Special

The thought of a child going missing is terrifying. @WUSA9 has partnered with @John Walsh and @MissingKids for a special discussion on how to keep your children safe, and what to look out for that might help bring a missing child home. We hope you’ll watch Wednesday night at 7 to help #BringThemHome.

The special will be streamed on WUSA9.com, the WUSA9 app as well as Facebook Live @wusa9.  

**NOVA-HTI's very own Chelsey Trevino will be joining the panel to discuss sex trafficking in our region. 

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