DC Stop Modern Slavery General Meeting
Thursday, August 20, 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 modern slavery and human trafficking to learn, discuss, and engage.
Please let us know if you're coming by entering your RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/wdcsms/calendar/10893675Guest Speaker:
Roy Austin, Assistant US Attorney and Coordinator of the DC Human Trafficking Task ForcePresentation Topic:
Patience, persistence, punishment: an in-depth look at a Sex Trafficking Prosecution
Roy Austin, a leader on the "front lines" of the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery, will share his experiences prosecuting traffickers, answer questions about the DC Task Force, and tell us about a great upcoming event.
We'll also get updates from SMS teams, including the Events Team, which is organizing a massive walk in September. The team has already lined up great speakers and entertainers, signed up hundreds of walkers, and raised thousands of dollars for what is rapidly becoming the biggest anti-human trafficking event in DC history.
If you'll be joining us for the first time, we encourage you to come at 6:30 so we can greet you, tell you a bit about our group and answer any questions you may have.Agenda
6:30 - 7:00 For New Members: Training About SMS
7:00 - 7:10 Introductions, Review Agenda
7:10 - 7:55 Guest Speaker: Roy Austin, Assistant US Attorney and Coordinator of the DC Human Trafficking Task Force
7:55 - 8:05 Break
8:05 - 8:20 Walk Update
8:20 - 8:40 Update on other SMS Teams
8:40 - 8:55 General Announcements, News and Updates
8:55 - 9:00 Farewell and Best Wishes to Long Time Member Michelle MaldonadoAbout Our Guest Speaker
Roy L. Austin, Jr. is a Senior Assistant United States Attorney in the Federal Major Crimes Section of the D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office. Previously, he spent two years as a Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP specializing in White-Collar Criminal Defense. He began his career as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section where he investigated and prosecuted violations of federal criminal civil rights statutes (police brutality and hate crimes) across the country. He then joined Keker & Van Nest LLP in San Francisco, where he worked on complex civil and white-collar criminal cases including a successful pro-bono lawsuit aimed at preventing racial profiling by the California Highway Patrol. In 2002, he joined the D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office where he prosecuted domestic homicide, sexual assault and child prostitution cases until moving to the Fraud and Public Corruption Section where he investigated and prosecuted money laundering, federal program fraud, identity theft and mail and wire fraud cases. Over his career, Mr. Austin has tried 30 jury trials. He is also an adjunct professor at George Washington and American University Law Schools where he teaches trial advocacy.Meeting Location:
This 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].