April 16 — Compton Human Trafficking Task Force Quarterly Meeting

We are excited to invite you to our quarterly CHTTF meeting!

The Compton Human Trafficking Task Force meeting is scheduled for April 16, 2021  Meeting at 10:00 am

Here’s the flyer and link to register for the meeting. Let us know if you have any questions….

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/compton-human-trafficking-taskforce-april-meeting-tickets-149969776639

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April 8 — Uncovering the Evidence of Abuse on Pornhub

Presenters will provide a concise overview of evidence related to the criminal behavior of MindGeek, owner of Pornhub.

The evidence of MindGeek’s complicity in mass sexual crime is overwhelming and continues to grow. It is time for both criminal prosecution and regulatory preventative action. For over a decade, MindGeek has been confronted by numerous survivors who have come forward about their sex trafficking or child sexual abuse being filmed and then uploaded, monetized, promoted, made downloadable, and shared countless times on Pornhub and other MindGeek-owned websites. Pornhub has profited from the mass distribution of filmed sexual crime as well as non-consensually recorded and non-consensually uploaded videos.

A December 2020 New York Times exposé, “The Children of Pornhub,” revealed the rampant sexual abuse of minors on Pornhub, an online petition has garnered over 2 million signatures to shut down Pornhub for aiding sex trafficking, and multiple class action civil lawsuits have been filed in the US and Canada on behalf of sexually abused children and trafficking victims. In response, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards rightly cut ties with Pornhub. U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-CA, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-NE, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR, Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL have spoken out condemning the widespread rape, sex trafficking and non-consensual content on Pornhub, and some have called for a US Department of Justice investigation.

Furthermore, Canadian Parliament’s House of Commons Ethics committee has launched an investigation into MindGeek’s complicity in mass sex crimes. During one of these recent investigative hearings, MindGeek executives who were called to testify lied about having a partnership with the National Center on Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). It was also revealed that Pornhub reported zero instances of child sexual abuse materials (CSAM, i.e. child pornography) to US or Canadian child protection agencies or law enforcement from 2008-2020, which is a criminal offense in Canada and the US. On March 15, 2021 over 70 Canadian Senators and MPs from all eight political parties called on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to initiate a full criminal investigation into MindGeek. 

The United States is by far the number one consumer of Pornhub, the corporation has offices in the U.S. and has servers in America. It is time for the United States to hold Pornhub and its parent company, MindGeek, accountable for the mass criminal exploitation of countless victims over the past decade. 

This briefing will help provide the information necessary to begin pursuing justice for victims.  

Learn more here.

Register today!

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April 11 — Talking with men and boys about prostitution

Many men have been stunned to see the outpouring of rage and anguish from women all over the UK in response to the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard and the surrounding events. It is another mass #MeToo moment and men have been asking on social media what they can do to help make the streets safer for women and girls. This webinar invites men to be part of the solution.
We will be looking at the role of porn and prostitution in the epidemic of male violence that we are currently witnessing and how men and boys can resist peer pressure to participate in the dominant misogynistic male culture. And we will be asking how women can get through to the men and boys in their lives about the harms of the sex trade.
This event is free, but you need to register in advance.

Event by Nordic Model Now

Click here to register today!

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March 31 — Media Training for Trafficking Survivors

Requests for television interviews, radio interviews, and print interviews can be nerve-wracking for anyone, and particularly for trafficking survivors. Please join us for this webinar with renowned expert Tracey Madigan of 15 Minutes Group, who will provide concrete guidance on how to prepare for an interview, how to craft a clear message, and how to handle tough questions. Tracey and her colleagues have guided authors, experts, and trafficking survivors through media appearances and interviews, helping them deliver their message with confidence and skill. 

This webinar is open to trafficking survivors and advocates.

Click here for more information!

Click here to sign up!

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March 29 — Sexual Abuse Awareness to Grooming

Join us Monday, March 29th at 7:30 pm to hear John-Michael Lander speak about sexual abuse and grooming!
John is an author, speaker, and consultant that helps individuals and organizations identifying the signs of grooming, manipulating, and the stigmatization of sexual abuse.
Attention parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, don’t miss this important conversation in raising your awareness to grooming.

#awareness #grooming #manipulating #defendinnocence #sexualabuseawarenessmonth #defeatstatistics

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April 26-27 Fair Trade Federation Conference & Expo

We’re honored to be presenting at the breakout session “Global to Local~Amplify Fair Trade in your Community” on Monday, April 26-Session 2, 1:00pm PT.

*Register here for this exciting 2 day event

Our longtime partner, the @ftradefederation, is inviting all Fair Trade campaigns to share the upcoming FTF Conference and Expo with local businesses and entrepreneurs interested in supporting Fair Trade! Registration is $15 for the event, and all US-based retailers who attend can sign up to receive the FTF Conference Box, a beautiful assortment of sample fair trade products from FTF brands, at no added cost.

The FTF Conference and Expo will take place on April 26 and 27 and will provide a unique platform to highlight and support verified fair trade enterprises and businesses that sell fair trade products. The event is attended by employees, buyers, entrepreneurs, and owners from fair trade, ethical, and conventional businesses.

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February 27 – Voice for the Voiceless

Coming from India!
Victims lives matter.
Please join for an incredible conversation on Power of People by Patrick Erlandson, Light of Love by Ellen Firestone, and Prevention of Pain by Hriday Raval on February 27th, Saturday at 4 pm EST.

To listen in, click here!To watch, click here!

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