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The Annual Freedom Network Conference Returns to the East Coast in April 2015

The Freedom Network (USA), which has several of the same members as NYATN, will host its 13th Annual Conference in the Washington, DC metropolitan area on April 21-22, 2015.  The Freedom Network, a national alliance of experienced advocates working with survivors of all forms of human trafficking to ensure that trafficked persons have access to justice, safety, and opportunity, held its 2012 conference in New York.  Early bird registration ends in this month, National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Register here.

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“Project Free: Unpacking the Layers of Human Trafficking,” NYAWC’s Annual Anti-Human Trafficking Community Conference

New York Asian Women’s Center will hold its annual Anti-Human Trafficking Community Conference entitled, “Project Free: Unpacking the Layers of Human Trafficking,” on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 12 to 4 pm at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (FAPC) at 7 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019.   The following topics will be discussed: root causes, prevention (including preventing recidivism), support and action.  Registration is required, as seating is limited.

Speakers:
Susan Bissell- Chief of Child Protection, Programme Division. UNICEF
Shandra Woworuntu- Survivor, Activist, and Motivational Speaker
Ninotchka Rosca- Writer, Activist, Community Organizer, Feminist
Larry Lee- Executive Director, NYAWC

Save the Date! 12th Annual Freedom Network Conference on April 1 & 2, 2014

The 12th Annual Freedom Network Conference will be on April 1 and 2, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.  New York had the honor of hosting the conference in 2012.  The Freedom Network (USA) was established in 2001 by a group of organizations and individuals who bring decades of experience from a diverse set of backgrounds, such as immigrant women and children’s rights, victim and social services, migrant farm worker advocacy, and human rights activism.  Several members of NYATN are also members of the Freedom Network.

Freedom Network Conference 2012 in New York

Freedom Network (USA) hosted its annual conference in New York on March 21 and 22, 2012.  The theme was “Beyond Rhetoric: Human Trafficking Work in the Field.”  Click here for more information about previous conferences.

Sienna Baskin, Lynly Egyes, John Temple, and Monica Ryan

Sienna Baskin, of NYATN member organization Sex Workers Project, hosted a panel on innovative approaches to investigating and prosecuting human trafficking at the Freedom Network Conference. Panelists included Lynly Egyes, staff attorney at the Sex Workers Project, John Temple, Assistant District Attorney in the Sex Crimes Unit at the New York County DA’s Office, and Monica Ryan, Trial Attorney for the Department of Justice.

Stephanie Richard, Ivy Suriyopas, David Abramowitz, and Daniel Werner (not pictured, Melissa Broudo)

Ivy Suriyopas, of NYATN member organization Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, co-facilitated a panel on “Cutting-Edge Anti-Trafficking Legislation: The Changes and Their Impact” with Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking’s (CAST) Stephanie Richard at the Freedom Network Conference.  Panelists included David Abramowitz, Vice President, Policy and Government Relations at Humanity United, Daniel Werner, Deputy Legal Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Melissa Sontag Broudo (not pictured), Staff Attorney at the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center.

New York will host the annual Freedom Network Conference during Women’s History Month

The Freedom Network will hold its annual Freedom Network Conference on March 21-22, 2012 at the City Bar Justice Center.  This year’s theme is “Beyond Rhetoric: Human Trafficking – Work from the Field.”  Click register.

Freedom Network Conference

The Freedom Network‘s Annual Conference, “The Future of Freedom: Shaping Tomorrow’s Anti-Trafficking Movement,” was in Washington, DC. during Women’s History Month on March 9 and 10.

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.

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