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DC Stop Modern Slavery May Meeting

From: Ray L.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:02 AM
DC Stop Modern Slavery General Meeting
Thursday, May 21st, 7-9 pm
Ellington Apts., Entertainment Room
1301 U ST NW, Washington, DC 20009

This meeting is an open forum for those interested in the issue of human trafficking to learn, discuss, and engage.

Please let us know if you're coming by entering your RSVP here:

7:00 - 7:05 Introductions, Review Agenda
7:05 - 7:20 Update on SMS activities
7:20 - 7:50 Presentation by Dr. Laura Lederer: ?The 5 S?s of Demand?
7:50 - 8:00 Break
8:00 - 8:30 Presentation by SCTNow and SMS Walk Team
8:30 - 8:40 Farewell and best wishes to a long time member
8:40 - 8:55 Organizer Elections
8:55 - 9:00 News and Announcement

Guest Speaker: Dr. Laura Lederer
Topic: "The 5 S's of Demand"

The Clinton Administration developed the three Ps framework (Prevention, Prosecution, and Protection) to help countries think holistically about addressing human trafficking. During the Bush Administration, we developed the four Rs (Rescue, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reintegration) to describe the comprehensive sets of services for victims. How about the five Ss to begin thinking about demand?

We will also be joined by Jason and Kristen Weis of SCT Now (Stop Children Trafficking NOW. Jason and Kristen will discuss the "Save a Child with Your Sole" Walk taking place on September 27 in New York City. This walk will have accompanying walks in 50 other cities and on campuses around the U.S, including Washington DC. We will also discuss building a Walk in DC to help stop child sex trafficking.

About our Guest Speaker
Dr. Laura Lederer founded The Protection Project at Harvard University?s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997 and moved the program to Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 2000. She is adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law Center, where she has taught for six years, including the first full course on international trafficking in persons offered at a law school. For five years she served as Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons to Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs. She was also Senior Director of Global Projects on Trafficking in Persons in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State. For seven years, she held the Executive Directorship of the Senior Policy Operating Group on Trafficking in Persons, a high level interagency policy group that staffed the President?s cabinet-level Inter-agency Task Force on Trafficking in Persons. Currently she is Vice President of Policy and Planning at Global Centurion, a non-governmental organization focusing on the demand side of child sex trafficking.

Meeting Location:
This month's meeting will be in the entertainment room of The Ellington Apartments. The Ellington is located at 1301 U St. NW, WDC 20009 (on U St. between 13th & 14th), one block from the "U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial" Metro Station (Green & Yellow Line). The entrance is next to a Maggie Moos.

When you arrive, tell the front desk person that you are there for the DC Stop Modern Slavery Group meeting. The entertainment room is the first left after the first floor elevators. If you need to, you can give the front desk Ray Lian's name and apartment number 622.

If you need to speak with an organizer before this event, please email us at [address removed]

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