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CSE Institute: Engaging Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation to End Gender-Based Violence, 4/11-4/12

 

The Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation’s

Third Annual Survivor-Led Program

 

“Engaging Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation to End Gender-Based Violence”

 

The Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation
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The CSE Institute presents cross-disciplinary workshops and discussions aimed at engaging the survivor community to end gender-based violence. Workshops will be led by survivors to encourage participants to engage in problem-solving scenarios on a variety of relevant topics and current issues in legislation, law enforcement and education.

This event will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Inn at Villanova (610 County Line Road, Radnor, PA 19087). It is open to the Villanova community and the public and is approved by Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 9 sustainable credits, approved by MPOETC for 12 CLEE credits and NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. Nine CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

A networking reception and awards ceremony, hosted by Jennifer Storm, Victim Advocate for the Commonwealth, will immediately follow the event on Thursday, April 11 at the Inn at Villanova featuring remarks from Anne Ream, founder of the Voices & Faces Project. We are honored to announce that retired State Senator Stewart Greenleaf is the recipient of the 2019 Justice Done Award.

Thank you to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security for their co-sponsorship of this event and continued support for the mission of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law's Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute).

**Parking is free for all attendees

 

 

Schedule:

 

Day 1 – Thursday, April 11, 2019

 

8:00-9:00 a.m.: Registration & Breakfast

 

9:00-10:30 a.m.: Welcome Remarks

Panel Discussion: “Those Questions You Need Answered but Are Afraid to Ask
Survivor Leaders: Alisa Bernard, Director of Education and Partnerships at The Organization For Prostitution Survivors, Autumn Burris, Founder/Director of Survivors for Solutions, Vednita Carter, Founder, Breaking Free, Inc., Audrey Morrisey, Associate Director, My Life My Choice, and Christine Stark, Writer, Activist and Faculty Member, Metropolitan State University

Moderated by Shea M. Rhodes, Esq., Director, Villanova Law Insitute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation

 

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

 

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Workgroup Breakout Sessions

Haley HalversonVice President of Advocacy and Outreach, National Center on Sexual Exploitation with Anna Ptak, Policy Consultant, Fashion Designer, and Speaker, Dressember – “A Click Away: How Pimps & Sex Buyers Use Social Media and Porn to Exploit”

Christine Stark, Writer, Activist and Faculty Member, Metropolitan State University – “Sex Trafficking of Indigenous Women”

Alisa Bernard, Director of Education and Partnerships at The Organization For Prostitution Survivors – “Versus: Lateral Oppression in the Movement to End CSE”

Audrey Morrisey, Associate Director, My Life My Choice – “From Awareness to Prevention: The Role of Survivor Leadership in Effective CSEC Prevention Programming”

 

12:00-1:15 p.m.: Lunch with Featured Speaker

Marian Hatcher, Policy Analyst & Victim Advocate, Sheriff's Human Trafficking & Initiatives, Cook County Sheriff's Office of Public Policy, Survivor Leader on “Connecting Personal Experience to Policy Reform: Examining ‘Exited Prostitution Survivor Policy Platform’”

 

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Workgroup Breakout Sessions

Christine Cesa, Survirvor Advocate, Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking and  Mark Wirtz on “Human Trafficking and Healthcare: Survivor Advocates Essential Members of the Emergency Department Medical Team”

Vednita Carter, Founder, Breaking Free, Inc. and Joy Friedman, Survivor/Advocate on “Black Women and Sex Trafficking/Prostitution”

Jamie Rosseland, Survivor/Advocate and Sarah W. Helms, PhD, Psychologist on “Survivor Led: Working with Survivor Leaders to Serve Victims”

Detective Les Glauner, Detective, Upper Merion Township Police Department and Detective Connie Marinello, Upper Merion Police Department, CEASE survivor leader panel with Lt. Donna Gavin on “Law Enforcement Response and Demand Driven Investigations”

 

3:30-3:45 p.m.: Break

 

3:45-5:00 p.m.: Workgroup Breakout Sessions

Megan Lundstrom, Founder & Director, Free Our Girls, with Angie Henderson, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Northern Colorado – “From the Researched to the Researcher: Building Collaborative Survivor-Researcher Partnerships”

Kristina Fitz Survivor/Advocate, and Josie Feemster, Survivor/Advocate – “CSEC Survivor Leadership Panel”

Tammy McDonnell, Survivor Advocate, Covenant House with Sarah Robinson, Esq., Justice for Victims Fellow, CSE Institute – “Face it to Erase it: Vacating Convictions for Survivors”

 

5:30-8:00 p.m.: Networking Reception & Award Ceremony

 

 

Day 2 – Friday, April 12, 2019

 

8:00-8:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

 

8:30-10:00 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks & Plenary

Alisa Bernard, Director of Education and Partnerships at The Organization For Prostitution Survivors and Anjilee Dodge, Director of Operations, Organization for Prostitution Survivors – “Trauma Informed Organizations in a Survivor Centered Movement"

 

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Workgroup Breakout Sessions

Autumn Burris, Founder/Director of Survivors for Solutions – “Re-examining Harms and Shifting Perspectives towards Solutions-based Public Policies-Globally and the U.S.”

Vednita Carter, Founder, Breaking Free, Inc. and Kathleen Mitchell, Founder, DIGNITY House – “Working with Survivors”

Megan Lundstrom, Founder & Director, Free Our Girls – "LE Only Workship on Anti-Demand"

 

12:30-2:00 p.m. : Working Lunch: Wrap up for Participants with Survivor Leaders