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NYATN Testifies About Human Trafficking and Domestic Workers for NYC Council

NYATN members from Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, City Bar Justice Center, New York Asian Women’s Center, and Sex Workers Project at Urban Justice Center testified for the New York City Council on Friday, February 27, 2015 on, “Labor Trafficking in the Domestic Worker Industry – Resources for Victims in New York City (video).”

NYATN member Sex Workers Project's Crystal DeBoise (center) testifies alongside Legal Aid's Hollis Pfitsch and Catholic Migration Services's Alice Davis

NYATN member Sex Workers Project’s Crystal DeBoise (center) testifies alongside Legal Aid’s Hollis Pfitsch and Catholic Migration Services’s Alice Davis

View text of testimony of Ivy O. Suriyopas, NYATN steering member.  Suzanne Tomatore, a founder of NYATN and steering member, also provided testimony.  View full video testimony.

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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

NYATN to speak about trafficking of Asian women in Queens on May Day

Update: Photos of the event…. and news coverage…..

NYATN members Ivy Suriyopas, director of AALDEF‘s Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Lynly Egyes, staff attorney at the Sex Workers Project at Urban Justice Center, and Tauno Bilstead, intensive case manager at Safe Horizon‘s Anti-Trafficking Program, will speak at a forum on trafficking of Asian women in Queens on May Day.  For additional details….

Forum on Trafficking of Asian Women

Queens Pride House

May 1, 7-9 pm

A Forum on “Dynamics of Human Trafficking in New York City”

In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the New York Asian Women’s Center and John Jay College of Criminal Justice will host a forum on “Dynamics of Human Trafficking in New York City” on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6 pm.  Speakers include NYATN member Ivy Suriyopas, staff attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Deanna Croce, Training and Outreach Manager in the Anti-Trafficking Program at Safe Horizon.  RSVP at johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/gradorientation/event.aspx.

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