Archive for March, 2010

International Day for the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

International Day for the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 

March 25, 2010 at Hunter College, President’s Conference Rm. E. 1700, SE corner of Lexington Ave. & 68th St. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Registration at 5:30 p.m.)  RSVP to Matthias Resch by noon, March 21, 2010 at

Speakers include:

  • SUZANNE TOMATORE, Director, Immigrant Women & Children Project, City Bar Justice Center
  • RON SOODALTER, historian and author of Hanging Captain Gordon and co-author with Kevin Bales of The Slave Next Door
  • LAUREN GARITTY, Special Case Manager, Safe Horizon
  • AMY MUEDIN, Program Specialist, Int’l Office for Migration, Office of the Permanent Observer to the U.N.

Freedom Network Conference

A Decade in Review, A Decade Before Us: Celebrating Successes and Developing New Strategies at the 10th Anniversary of the TVPA,”Freedom Network USA’s Annual Conference

March 17-18, 2010 at Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC.  Click here to register.

U Visa Manual

The NYATN is proud to announce its release of its “Immigration Relief for Crime Victims: The U Visa Manual” in time for Women’s History Month.  Please visit here for additional NYATN resources and publications.

Please visit here regularly for a list of upcoming events featuring members of the NYATN.

Please visit here for trafficking-related articles and other posts.


“Behind Closed Doors” – Trailer

Behind Closed Doors” – Trailer

A documentary on domestic workers in New York City – a Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism masters project – which includes an interview with Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Ivy Suriyopas.  Produced, directed, and written by Pracheta Sharma & Jessica Hopper.


“Ending the Exploitation and Abuse of Domestic Workers”

Update: Highlight Video, Video #1, Video #2, Video #3, Video #4, Video #5, Video #6, Video #7, and Video #8

Ending the Exploitation and Abuse of Domestic Workers,” as part of the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s 54th Session on March 11, 2010 from 6 to 7:30 pm at UN Church Center at 777 UN Plaza, 10th Floor (corner of 44th St. and 1st Ave.) in New York.  Click Revaluing “Women’s Work” for additional information.  Speakers include:

  • NAHAR ALAM, Andolan: Organizing South Asian Workers
  • RAZIAH BEGUM, Domestic Worker and Member of Andolan
  • PRISCILLA GONZALEZ, Domestic Workers United
  • ALLISON JULIEN, Domestic Worker and Member of DWU Steering Committee
  • LINDA OALICAN, Domestic Worker, Community Organizer for DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association and Representative for the National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • IVY SURIYOPAS, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Moderated by ARACELI MARTINEZ-OLGUIN, Staff Attorney at the ACLU Women’s Rights Project
    will introduce the film and be available for questions
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