Volunteer Orientation (September)
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Orientation (September)

Open to all those who would like to volunteer with NOVA-HTI.  The orientation will include training on human trafficking; information on NOVA-HTI; a review of the various volunteer roles throughout the organization; the volunteer application process; and NOVA-HTI policies and procedures.

Register: https://novahtivolunteerorientation.eventbrite.com

Contact:  Maria Buczek, Director of Volunteers, maria@novahti.com

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Volunteer Orientation (June)
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Orientation (June)

Open to all those who would like to volunteer with NOVA-HTI.  The orientation will include training on human trafficking; information on NOVA-HTI; a review of the various volunteer roles throughout the organization; the volunteer application process; and NOVA-HTI policies and procedures.

Register: https://novahtivolunteerorientation.eventbrite.com

Contact:  Maria Buczek, Director of Volunteers, maria@novahti.com

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Loudoun Centre Theatre: We Shall Be Free
May
18
to May 19

Loudoun Centre Theatre: We Shall Be Free

  • Franklin Park Arts Center (map)
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Join Loudoun Centre Theatre for a special benefit concert featuring songs of hope from Nashville to Broadway. Stars from LCT's past hits - Hairspray, Footloose, High School Musical and more, will take center stage to bring attention to Operation Underground Railroad's mission to rescue children from trafficking.

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Volunteer Orientation (May)
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Orientation (May)

Open to all those who would like to volunteer with NOVA-HTI.  The orientation will include training on human trafficking; information on NOVA-HTI; a review of the various volunteer roles throughout the organization; the volunteer application process; and NOVA-HTI policies and procedures.

Register: https://novahtivolunteerorientation.eventbrite.com

Contact:  Maria Buczek, Director of Volunteers, maria@novahti.com

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Volunteer Orientation (April)
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Orientation (April)

Open to all those who would like to volunteer with NOVA-HTI.  The orientation will include training on human trafficking; information on NOVA-HTI; a review of the various volunteer roles throughout the organization; the volunteer application process; and NOVA-HTI policies and procedures.

Register: https://nova-htivolunteerorientation.eventbrite.com

Contact:  Maria Buczek, Director of Volunteers, maria@novahti.com

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Apr
4
to Apr 7

Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit

 

National Center On Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE)

THE SUMMIT

WHY NOW?

While the problem of sexual exploitation is as immense as ever, opportunities to take new ground abound. Now, more than ever, the burgeoning movement to end sexual exploitation needs to be energized, equipped, encouraged and inspired.

WHY YOU?

Your experience and leadership are vital to harnessing that energy, equipping emerging leaders, and inspiring the generation to dream of a world free from sexual exploitation. If you’re not already a leader in the movement, but you have passion for tackling all forms of sexual exploitation, there is no better time or place to network and learn. The movement’s premiere leaders and influencers will be together — all in one place!  You’ll be brought up to speed fast on the most pressing issues and research of the day, and make incredible connections.

JOIN US!

Please join us for the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit April 4-7, 2018 and share your voice and vision with others. Go ahead, make a down payment on a future that fosters human dignity and sexual justice!

http://endsexualexploitation.org/cesesummit2018/

 

 

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Teen Human Trafficking Awareness / HEARTS for the Lord Academy
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Teen Human Trafficking Awareness / HEARTS for the Lord Academy

Human Trafficking is happening here in Northern Virginia

Come learn from faith-based anti-trafficking nonprofit NOVA Human Trafficking Initiative about prevention, the signs of trafficking and what you can do about it!
Director of Awareness Jackie White will be speaking directly to teens and their parents about the five ways we can all help as community members and Christians.

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Diamond Gala (to benefit Salvation Army Anti-Trafficking Program)
Mar
3
5:30 PM17:30

Diamond Gala (to benefit Salvation Army Anti-Trafficking Program)

From the sponsor: "The Salvation Army in the National Capital area will be opening our Emergency Shelter for victims of human trafficking in the coming weeks, and are having a very special event to raise funds for this new venture. 

Elizabeth Smart is our guest speaker, with Major Garrett (White House Correspondent for CBS News) is the Master of Ceremonies. Karen Pence is the Chair of our Honorary Committee for the Diamond Gala. "

Tickets, Sponsorships & Information

www.salvationarmyNCA.org/DiamondGala

Or contact Danielle Griffin at 202-756-3910 or Danielle.Griffin@uss.salvationarmy.org

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HT Awareness Month - Susan Young
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

HT Awareness Month - Susan Young

Susan Young
Title:  Testimony from a Mother of a Sex Trafficking Victim

Audience:  Open to All in the Community - 16 or older

Susan Young was born in the suburbs of Northern Virginia and is the mother of 4 beautiful children. She attended local schools, pursued college, started her career in fashion, and married her best friend. From the outside, her life appeared to be on a normal path. Growing up in the suburbs of Virginia, near the Nation’s Capital, she felt protected by the bubble of our great nation. Little did she know that one cold February day, the life of her family would change forever.

At the age of 15, her eldest daughter was sold into sex trafficking, not far from her suburban home.  Unfortunately, that was only the beginning.  For several years, her family and 3 younger children, 3, 11 and 12 at the time, were relentlessly tormented. She never thought it would end. Day after day, her faith, values, and everything that she held dear was tested and stretched, seemingly beyond repair.  Somehow, through faith, family and the support of State and Local law enforcement, they made it through.

Susan is a mother, your neighbor, and a survivor.  She is compelled to share her testimony to influence change. She believes that through the help of our local, state and federal leaders, the media, and our fellow citizens, we can make a difference. Come learn how we can be the voice for change, to protect our families, our values, and our children from human trafficking.


To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-trafficking-awareness-month-seminar-series-tickets-41230124412  

Suggested $5 donation will be collected at the door.

Questions? Please contact Maria Buczek at maria@novahti.com  

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Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Prayer Night

  • 11440 Isaac Newton Square North Reston, VA, 20190 United States (map)
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Come as we gather together to pray over Northern Virginia and the victims of human trafficking in our area. All are welcome. This event is open to the community. Questions? Please contact Chesley Trevino: chelsey@novahti.com

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HT Awareness Month - Brent Breining
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

HT Awareness Month - Brent Breining

Speaker:  Brent Breining
Title:  The Link Between Pornography and Sex Trafficking

Target Audience:  Open to All in the Community - 16 or older

We are all horrified by the monstrousness of sex trafficking both in the United States and around the world.  We are appalled at those who would hold women and children as sex slaves, denying them their human rights, and profiting off the sale of their bodies or for their own sexual pleasure.   At the same time, pornography is tolerated, accepted, openly defended, and even celebrated in our culture. Society views sex trafficking as something we ought to combat, yet it sees pornography as simply another genre of entertainment.

Brent Breining will present on the false dichotomy between sex trafficking and pornography and show the link between pornography addiction to sex trafficking.

To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-trafficking-awareness-month-seminar-series-tickets-41230124412  

Suggested $5 donation will be collected at the door.

Questions? Please contact Maria Buczek at maria@novahti.com  

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HT Awareness Month - Jodi O'Hern
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

HT Awareness Month - Jodi O'Hern

Speaker:  Jodi O'Hern
Title:  Teens are a Target for Sex Traffickers
Audience:  Middle and High School Students and Parents

Jodi O'Hern of Just Ask Prevention will speak to teens on why and how they are a target for sex traffickers.  She will educate them on what sex trafficking is; why traffickers target teens; the tactics traffickers use to scout, manipulate, and trap them into a life of sexual exploitation, how teens and parents need to work together to prevent traffickers from tricking teens; and ways teens and community members can help identify and intervene for those teens that have been manipulated into a life of sexual exploitation.


To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-trafficking-awareness-month-seminar-series-tickets-41230124412  

Suggested $5 donation will be collected at the door.

Questions? Please contact Maria Buczek at maria@novahti.com  

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Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Day - Emergency Backpacks

  • 11440 Isaac Newton Square North Reston, VA, 20190 United States (map)
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Help the Drop-In Center be prepared for walk-in clients as we stuff emergency backpacks. We have received donations from so many generous people, and now we need to compile the items into bags for our clients.
If you have completed the volunteer process of a background check and volunteer forms, you are welcome to join us!

If you would like to participate, please contact Anna Hansen at anna@novahti.com

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Self Defense Workshop Benefiting NOVA-HTI
Jan
11
6:45 PM18:45

Self Defense Workshop Benefiting NOVA-HTI

Give you and your daughter the best gift you can give...the gift of empowerment! Send her off to school with confidence and you can have the peace of mind that she is equipped and prepared. This is the perfect time to bond with your daughter, be able to have conversations about what you learned, and practice at home. 

You are welcome to join us as a single. We will set up a partner for you. 

This workshop is sponsored by Scout & Molly’s Boutique at One Loudoun and Christy Jenkins. 

- a portion of the workshop fees will go towards a NOVA-HTI -(Northern Virgnia Human Trafficking Initiative )
- each participant will receive a choice of a travel pepper spray or $5 off purchase of a Damsel’s in Defense product. 
- Bee Attitudes SWAG BAG

Want to learn more? Contact Christy at urmade2shine@gmail.com

Only 14 spots available please purchase now through ticket link.

January 11, 2018
Event begins at 6:45 pm

For more information or to register: https://squareup.com/store/stylemebychristy/item/self-defense-workshop-benefit-human-trafficking-innitiative-of-nova

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HT Awareness Month Series - Bill Woolf
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

HT Awareness Month Series - Bill Woolf

Speaker: Bill Woolf
Title:  Sex Trafficking in Northern Virginia
Audience:  Open to All in the Community - 16 or older

Bill Woolf will present on sex trafficking that occurs in Northern Virginia.  He will discuss vulnerable populations; gang involved sex trafficking; illicit massage parlors/brothels, and what the community response to this issue should be to help combat human trafficking in Northern Virginia.

Bill Woolf, is President of Just Ask Prevention Project.  He is an expert in the area of human trafficking and works to raise awareness on the issue and develop new and innovative tools for those on the front-lines to more effectively combat this issue.  
 

To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-trafficking-awareness-month-seminar-series-tickets-41230124412

Suggested $5 donation will be collected at the door. 

Questions? Please contact Maria Buczek at maria@novahti.com  

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Cruise for a Cause
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

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
11:30 AM11:30

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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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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Keep Our Girls Safe: Human Trafficking in Our Communities
Oct
7
10:00 PM22:00

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
3:00 PM15:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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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