• Cocktails for a Cause presented by Love146

    Shaw's Tavern

    Join Love146 to celebrate the return of spring with a happy hour that will do good for your community. The D.C. chapter is holding a fun and informative event at Shaw’s Tavern to support the fight against sex trafficking of children—a crime that is pervasive in the D.C. metro area. Enjoy your favorite drink or try our signature cocktail to go along with the free food, an auction with great products and services from local businesses, and a speaker who will enlighten you about the battle against sex traffickers. What’s in it for you: Free pizza An extensive bar menu, to include the Love146 signature cocktail ($1 of every sale goes to the global nonprofit Love146) Silent auction with products and services such as gift certificates to area restaurants and salons and spas. A fabulous night out with friends and the satisfaction of knowing you’ve contributed to an important cause Want more information? Email chapter president Andrew Ferraro at [masked].

  • Tricked - A Film Screening and Discussion

    Water Park Towers Apartments

    Join Love 146 for a screening of the in-depth documentary Tricked, which examines all sides of America's sex-trafficking trade, which destroys lives as it generates $3 billion a year. The film screening will be followed by a short discussion and from an expert in combating sex trafficking. This event is free. Please join us to learn more about the challenges in combating sex trafficking and what you can do to help. We will also be joined by Susanna Bean, Director of Communications at Shared Hope International, who will speak further about the issue and how we can all help to combat it. Street parking is free after 6pm or free in the Crystal City Underground across the street after 4pm. Limited parking is available in the apartment complex lot but please remember to get a free parking pass from the front desk. Please email [masked] with any questions.

  • Help LOVE 146 Fight Trafficking with a Self-Defense Course at Capital MMA

    Join Love 146 and Alexandria Capital MMA to fight trafficking on Friday, August 17th for a self-defense class. Date: Friday, 8/17/2018 Time: 7 PM Location: Capital MMA & Elite Fitness 6301A Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306 Cost: FREE! Suggested donation of $25 **Please wear comfortable athletic wear that cover the shoulders. No rings, necklaces, earring or other jewelry** Questions? Email: [masked]

  • LOVE 146 Monthly Meeting featuring Andrea Powell, Founder of FAIR Girls

    Archstone | Water Park Towers

    Join Love 146 for their monthly meeting featuring the Founder of FAIR Girls, Andrea Powell. FAIR Girls provides intervention and holistic care to survivors of human trafficking who identify as girls or young women. Through prevention education and policy advocacy, FAIR Girls also works to eradicate human trafficking and create brighter outcomes for survivors in the DMV area. We are excited that Andrea is coming to speak with us as she is a leader, advocate, author and speaker in the fight against trafficking. Her efforts to have been featured in media outlets including CNN, the New York Times, the BBC, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Thompson Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and Voice of America.

  • DEMAND:Trafficking Awareness Film Screening and Panel Discuss

    900 Massachusetts Ave NW

    The DC Love146 Taskforce along with the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church will be hosting a screening of Shared Hope International's short film “DEMAND”. The film will be a followed by a panel discussion, including Shared Hope Communications Manager, Susanna Bean . Please join us at this event to help raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking in the DMV and around the world. This documentary, produced by Shared Hope International, focuses on how demand fuels sex trafficking and highlights how various forms of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking are connected. DEMAND: Trafficking Awareness Film Screening and Panel Discuss Date: April 25, 2018 Time: 7-9:30 PM Place: 900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Directions: The church is located at the intersection of 9th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW. Limited metered street parking is available and there are parking lots nearby at New York Avenue and 9th Street. There are nearby Metro strops at Gallery Place, Convention Center, and Metro Center. Several bus routes are nearby. The Circulator also has nearby stops. Check www.wmata.com for information about public transit.

  • Fight for Freedom - A fundraising event hosted by D.C. SMS & Love 146

    Stop Modern Slavery, Love146 and the Clarendon Ballroom are pleased to bring you "Fight for Freedom". Come enjoy a night of food, drinks, and entertainment while learning about efforts to combat human trafficking in the DC area. The event will be emceed by Mix 107.3 DJ Ashley Nickels and will feature a variety of raffle prizes (including tickets to State Theatre and the Kennedy Center and gift certificates to fabulous restaurants), and tables featuring anti-trafficking groups. Register, Donate, Sponsor, Share: www.fightforfreedomdc.org Fight For Freedom Wednesday, July 26 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Clarendon Ballroom Registration Levels - Abolitionist ($30) - Event entry, hors d'oeuvres, 2 drink tickets - Abolitionist Jr. ($20) - Event entry, hors d'oeuvres, drinks are NOT included **REGISTER TODAY, prices will be $35/$25 at the door** . All proceeds benefit local anti–human trafficking organizations including: Amara Legal Center, Courtney’s House, Innocents At Risk, NOVA HTI and more. Share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/352208588527312/

  • SOLD: film screening and discussion

    Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church

    Please join us in Downtown Washington, DC (http://mvpumc.org/) on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 PM for a screening of SOLD (http://www.soldthemovie.com/), an adaption of Patricia McCormick’s novel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sold_(McCormick_novel)). The movie is based on true stories of child sex trafficking and exploitation in India by following one child’s journey from Nepal to the Happiness House brothel. It portrays the horrors of sex-trafficking and challenges faced in combating it. You can preview the movie trailer here (http://www.soldthemovie.com/trailers/). Following the film, we will hear about efforts to combat human trafficking and assist survivors with a panel featuring representatives from local attorneys general offices and Innocents at Risk (http://www.innocentsatrisk.org/), a nonprofit organization "founded to fight child exploitation and human trafficking." We hope to inspire attendees to take actions in our own communities to help end such modern forms of slavery. For more information, please contact the event coordinator: Bill Hillegeist at hiesprit at gmail.com ([masked])

  • SOLD - movie screening

    Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church

  • I AM JANE DOE - New film, exclusive screening

    AMC Hoffman Center 22

    Join Stop Modern Slavery for a screening of the powerful new film, I AM JANE DOE. Narrated by Academy-Award nominee, Jessica Chastain, directed by award-winning director, Mary Mazzio, the film chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. It is a gut-wrenching human story and fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America. For more information please visit http://www.IamJaneDoeFilm.com ADVANCE TICKET INFORMATION: Pre-sale tickets for AMC Hoffman Center in Alexandria can be found here on AMC’s site: https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/i-am-jane-doe/showtimes/i-am-jane-doe/2017-02-10/amc-hoffman-center-22/all As well as on Fandango: http://www.fandango.com/vntg-iamjanedoe_198754/movietimes?location=Alexandria%2C%20VA

  • Exclusive screening of "In Plain Sight” followed by expert panel discussion

    Stop Modern Slavery is excited to host an exclusive screening of “In Plain Sight”. Journeying to six US cities, the documentary opens the viewer’s eyes to the horrific crime of sex trafficking as it happens in our own backyards. Through engaging interviews with numerous victims of sex trafficking, the force, coercion and deception the survivors experience becomes apparent. In the midst of the darkness, stories of hope and freedom emerge as each survivor shares how she was impacted through the work of a sex trafficking aftercare home. Immediately following the film, we will host a panel discussion with leading experts Barbara Amaya, Tina Frundt and Detective Bill Woolf of the Fairfax County Police Department. Barbara Amaya is an award winning author, advocate and survivor. At age 12 she was trafficked first in Washington DC and then on the streets of New York for over a decade. Barbara is called upon by law makers and law enforcement to train others and to add her expert testimony to aid in the passing of human trafficking legislation in her home state of Virginia as well as other states. In 2014, Barbara was awarded the James B. Hunter Human Rights Award and was a featured speaker at the TEDX Mid Atlantic talks in 2015. Her book, Nobody’s Girl, won Best Autobiography at the TAZ Author Awards in 2015. Tina Frundt is the Founder and Executive Director at Courtney’s House. She herself is a survivor of domestic sex trafficking and now dedicated her life to helping women and children heal from domestic sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. She has been featured on numerous national television shows and publications, including The Oprah Show, The Montel Williams Show, CNN and Redbook Magazine. In 2010, she was awarded the Frederick Douglass Award. In December 2015, Tina was named to the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking by President Obama. Bill Woolf is a detective with the Fairfax County Police Department. He has been recognized as a national expert in the area of gang-controlled sex trafficking. He actively seeks to form and foster collaborative relationships with agencies and service providers outside his department in an effort to comprehensively combat the issue of human trafficking. Due to the limited space, please RSVP at the link below to help us better track attendees: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-modern-slavery-screening-of-in-plain-sight-tickets-29050778661?aff=affiliate1