She's With Me

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Not On Our Watch: Responding to Sex Trafficking Locally

When: Wednesday, January 29th from 7:30-9:15PM
Where: Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue
Cost: $10

As many as 500 King County minors are sexually trafficked annually – at least, those are the known cases. A number of state regulations have been passed in the last two years to combat this growing problem; advocacy organizations such as Stolen Youth have popped up regionally to offer support, counseling and a safe haven for victims; and a sexual trafficking App was recently developed to educate citizens on the problem and send anonymous tips to police. A panel moderated by Seattle City Council Member Tim Burgess, discusses how the justice system, local non-profits and survivors have teamed up to find solutions to this complicated issue. Other speakers include Judge Barbara Mack, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, Detective Brian Taylor and representatives from the Organization of Prostitution Survivors, YouthCare, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking, and the Center for Children and Youth Justice.

Presented by: Stolen Youth, YouthCare, Center for Children and Youth Justice, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking, and the Organization of Prostitution Survivors.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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