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Labor Trafficking Panel at Fordham Law School

Fordham Law School’s Law Students Against Trafficking will have a Labor Trafficking Panel on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm to provide “an informative look into labor trafficking – the slavery that produces the goods and provides the services we use.”  Speakers will include:

  • Leah Obias, Damayan Migrant Workers Association
  • Ivy O. Suriyopas, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Suzanne Tomatore, Immigrant Women & Children Project at the City Bar Justice Center
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Advocating for the rights of domestic workers trafficked and exploited by diplomats

The City Bar Justice Center’s Suzanne Tomatore and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Ivy Suriyopas have been advocating for the rights of domestic workers who have been trafficked and exploited by diplomats.  The New York Daily News wrote in part:

“Suzanne Tomatore of the City Bar Justice Center said she has represented a dozen diplomat trafficking victims since 2002.”

“After Damayan helped maid Marichu Baoanan escape in 2006, she successfully sued her ambassador employer. Baoanan, a Filipina who says she was ‘enslaved’ in an E. 66th St. townhouse by United Nations ambassador Lauro Baja, got an undisclosed settlement in 2011.

“‘She said that she felt like she was in prison,’ said Ivy Suriyopas, of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.”

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Freedom Week Labor Trafficking Panel

Labor Trafficking Panel

Safe Horizon's Tauno Bilstead and AALDEF's Ivy Suriyopas

Labor Trafficking Panel

NYATN Labor Trafficking Panel

Freedom Week invited NYATN to host a Labor Trafficking panel, featuring DAMAYAN, Safe Horizon, and AALDEF.

Labor Trafficking Panel with ACT and NY Anti-Trafficking Network 
Sunday, October 16
5-7 pm (note: time change)
Room 802, NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY

NYATN will host a panel during Freedom Week.  Join us for a deep, informative look into labor trafficking – the slavery that makes the goods you use. Featured speakers include Linda Oalican, a former labor trafficking victim and now the founder of Damayan Migrant Workers Association; Ivy Suriyopas, an attorney at the Anti-Trafficking Initiative at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Tauno Bilstead from Safe Horizon; and Lydia Catina, a trafficking victims’ aid worker. Free.

Click here for details on last year’s Freedom Week, and click here for details on this year’s event.

“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
  • The filmmakers, PRACHETA SHARMA and JESSICA HOPPER,
    will introduce the film and be available for questions
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