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DC Stop Modern Slavery Newsletter November 5, 2012

From: Rachel
Sent on: Monday, November 5, 2012 2:47 PM

If you’d like to see your anti-human trafficking news or event promoted in the newsletter, send all information [address removed] no later than Saturday afternoon.


IMPORTANT – Don’t forget about this evening’s monthly DC SMS Meetup where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about a great online tool for organizing around anti-human trafficking issues.

Lauren Taylor will be presenting a workshop at Johns Hopkins University’s Dupont Circle campus on how to make the most out of the FREE organizing and networking tools made available by End Slavery Now – a website she created that acts as a clearinghouse for academics, officials, professional advocates, and community activists to exchange information on modern-day slavery issues, events, etc.

When: Monday, Nov. 5, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

Where: Johns Hopkins University, 1717 Massachusetts Ave, NW


NEW – The George Mason Global Affairs Organization will be hosting a panel discussion on human trafficking this Thursday evening at its Fairfax campus.

Panelists are: Tina Frundt, trafficking survivor and founder of the DC-based Courtney’s House; Laura Lederer, former State Department advisor on trafficking issues and the founder of Global Centurion; John Richmond, special litigation counsel on trafficking cases for the Department of Justice; and Fairfax County Police Department Detective Bill Woolf.

When: Thursday, Nov. 8; 5:30p.m.

Where: Johnson Center, Meeting Room E; George Mason University

4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Va.


NEW – It’s time to dust off your tuxedo and get your ball gown ready for a night of revelry and awareness at the Capital City Ball.

This year’s gala is aimed at raising funds and awareness in support of several DC nonprofits that fight against human trafficking and exploitation. Tickets are available at the ADVOCATE level for $150 (or only $125 if you buy before midnight tonight) and at the ANGEL level for $250.

When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:00p.m.

Where: the historic Washington Club in Dupont Circle

Buy your tix


REMINDER - Are you good at data collection and SPSS analysis? Are you able to take on a multi-year commitment helping to develop a research agenda around human trafficking and modern-day slavery?

Dr. Monti Datta, assistant professor of political science at the University of Richmond is in need of a research assistant who is able to travel to the Richmond area on a monthly basis and to spend 15-20 hours weekly on the project beginning in November. If this description fits you, please contact Professor Datta at [address removed]


REMINDER - Interested in reading news articles gathered from around the country and the globe that cover human trafficking crimes and efforts to eliminate modern-day slavery?

Sign up to receive The Abolitionist’s Digest -- produced by DC SMS members and emailed each Wednesday morning. Sign up to receive the weekly digest here,

If you wish to no longer receive mail from DC Stop Modern Slavery, you'll need to leave the group on To do this, go to the DC Stop Modern Slavery page, click the members tab, select "my profile," and click the "leave this Meetup Group" link. We'll miss you!



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