January 11 Awareness Day
Jan
11
10:30 AM10:30

January 11 Awareness Day

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ (map)
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NJCAHT Intern Class of 2019 presents:

BREAKING FREE: STUDENTS AGAINST TRAFFICKING

An Awareness Day event that you can attend in person or watch live on Facebook

This exciting HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY event is entirely student-run. It will explore the ways young people are vulnerable to being trafficked, but also how they can be part of ending modern slavery - by making students and the whole community aware of the risks and the signs. 

Everyone can participate and learn what they can do - both students and non-students.

You can register as a member of the studio audience (space is limited) or watch live on Facebook @njhumantrafficking. 

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Myths and Misconceptions
Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Myths and Misconceptions

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IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOUR CHILD

This panel discussion will inform parents, teachers, and those who work with young people about how children from all walks of life can fall victim to the fastest growing crime in New Jersey.

PANEL:

  • KEYLA MUNOZ – Victim Specialist, FBI Newark Division

  • DANIEL CRUZ – Prof. Psychology, Rutgers University

  • Assemblyman RONALD S. DANCER (R) – Co-sponsor of “Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention Act”

  • State Senator THOMAS KEAN, JR (R) – Sponsored legislation to bolster the NJ Commission on Human Trafficking

  • Sgt. FELIX DE LA CRUZ, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, SVU

  • VINISHA PATEL – Sophomore MTHS, participant in regional Model UN Conference 2018

  • PATRICIA MOJTA – Director of Adolescent Programs, Prevent Child Abuse NJ

FREE TO ATTEND  ~  REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR

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Free Screening of BREAK THE CHAIN
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Free Screening of BREAK THE CHAIN

Zonta Clubs of Morristown Area and Essex County Invite you to screening of the acclaimed film Break the Chain (Laura E. Swanson, Director).

Free and open to the public - light refreshments provided

Following the screening there will be remarks and discussion by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and others who are working to eliminate human trafficking and violence against women.

About  Break the Chain

Kwami and Debbie were enslaved and exploited as children for numerous years within the US before anyone took notice. Both survivors of sex and labor trafficking recount their experiences with a trafficker who promised them a better life. Accompanying the stories of these survivors are interviews with those actively working to raise awareness and create creative solutions to combat this hidden global issue.

64 min.

RSVP by December 1

b2bwoodhull@gmail.com  or  djknauer@gmail.com

For more information: 732-489-2821

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Justice Rocks 4
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Justice Rocks 4

CONCERT AND FAIR TRADE MARKET

Shop for ethnically produced gifts, clothing, and accessories, while you enjoy classic rock at its best!

FREE ADMISSION

Bring gift cards to donate to survivors of human trafficking (gift cards for warm food, hot beverages, or basic needs are gratefully accepted - but any card for any amount is most appreciated!)

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Human Trafficking and Disabilities
Nov
15
10:30 AM10:30

Human Trafficking and Disabilities

  • Middlesex County Fire Academy (map)
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People with intellectual disabilities and deaf individuals are especially vulnerable to human trafficking. Learn more about this, and discuss with our panelists how this issue can be addressed. 

Presenters and Panelists:

Jessica Oppenheim, Esq. - Director, Criminal Justice Advocacy Program, The Arc of New Jersey

Danielle S. Buckley, Esq. - Chief Assistant Prosector, Special Victims Unit, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office

Jeffrey W. Anthony - Community Service Worker, Middlesex County Center for Empowerment

Monica Kristen - Program Supervisor, Dreamcatcher Program

Optional: ARRIVE EARLY - BETWEEN 9AM AND 10AM - FOR COFFEE AND MUFFINS 

FREE TO ATTEND - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON FACEBOOK - AND RECORDED FOR PLAYBACK ON FACEBOOK. THE RECORDING WILL HAVE CAPTIONING ADDED.

FACEBOOK: @NJHUMANTRAFFICKING

We are collecting gift cards for survivors (small denominations for any food or beverage outlet or major retailer). Please consider bringing gift cards to enable survivors to get a warm drink or meal, or warm clothing this winter.

If it is difficult for anyone to register online, we will also take registrations via voicemail at: 201 - 903 - 2111

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Hello My Name Is...
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Hello My Name Is...

** PLEASE NOTE NEW EXTENDED TIME - NOW RUNS TO 9PM **

Human Trafficking Convention and Resource Fair

The Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties in collaboration with NORWESCAP is hosting a FREE human trafficking awareness event:

“Hello My Name Is…”. 

Human trafficking is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.

Special Guests and Presentations:

  • Sussex County Prosecutor - Francis Koch

  • Keynote speaker - Deputy Attorney General Chair, NJ Human Trafficking Task Force Division of Criminal Justice - Annmarie Taggart

  • A Survivor Story presented by a speaker from the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking

  • "I Am" - 10 Session Curriculum Presentation by LAC Family Stabilization Clinician - Stephanie Barbarosh

  • Morris County Supervising Assistant Prosecutor - Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit Meg Rodriguez

Our goal is to educate local families, individuals, and the community providers including educators and first responders about how to recognize and report potential trafficking, and provide connections to organizations and agencies that can provide support to those affected.

Professional development hours and certificates of attendance will be available at the close of the event.

A light dinner will be provided.

OPEN TO ALL - FREE TO ATTEND

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Union County Symposium
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Union County Symposium

HOW CAN UNION COUNTY COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING?

Open to all, and especially all educators, students, law enforcement, medical professionals, victim services and advocates, legal professionals and private citizens.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Lockey Maisonneuve, who survived human trafficking and other abuse, and emerged a thriver. She is the author of “A Girl Raised by Wolves”.

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Food Truck Festival
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Food Truck Festival

Benefiting Survivors of Human Trafficking

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This free FUNdraiser event features food trucks, craft table vendors, kid’s activities, and live music by the Solid Rock Band.

All donations go to Beauty for Ashes Scholarship Fund - for victims of human trafficking to support their journey, from victim to survivor to thriver. 

Sponsored by Justice Network, High Mountain Church, NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Solid Rock Band. 

For additional food trucks and vendors see this events page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/174227690089946/

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Juneteenth in Morristown
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Juneteenth in Morristown

Celebrations of Juneteenth - when enslaved African Americans in the South finally gained freedom after the 1865 Civil War - will take place throughout the day at different sites in Morristown. 

Most events are free (except at Historic Speedwell, where a modest admission fee is required). No pre-registration is required.  

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The Slave Next Door - Human Trafficking In NJ
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Slave Next Door - Human Trafficking In NJ

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship presents: 

THE SLAVE NEXT DOOR - HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NJ

A Talk by Susan Neigher

Think slavery ended in the 1860s? Think again. Hidden and unnoticed, it still lingers in every US community, including yours. NJ ranks 6th in the nation for human trafficking incidents. Morristown is one of the hubs. Learn what you can do to identify and stop it.

FREE TO ATTEND  Registration preferred - but walk-ins welcome

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SOAP Up Union & Essex Counties
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

SOAP Up Union & Essex Counties

  • Kent Place School (Hyde & Watson Theatre) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help save local missing kids and prevent sex trafficking in our state by making hotels and motels aware of how to spot trafficked victims. 

THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY TRAINING OPEN TO ALL, WITH OPTIONAL OUTREACH MOBILIZATION.

Pre-registration for both observers and participants is essential. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE END TIME WILL VARY DEPENDING ON THE DISTANCE EACH TEAM WILL TRAVEL TO HOTELS IN UNION & ESSEX COUNTIES - 5PM IS AN APPROXIMATE TIME. 

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Hear from Trafficking Survivor and S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) founder, Theresa Flores, about her experiences, and what we can all do to help save kids being trafficked in our local areas.

After a 2+ hour training, you will be organized into teams of 2-4. Each team will visit at least 4 hotels/motels in Union & Essex Counties. Teams will take posters with photos of missing kids to show front desk staff: explain the warning signs of sex trafficking; and to many offer free bars of soap labeled with the national human trafficking hotline number.  Teams will set off at approximately 3:30pm and should have outreach visits at approximately 5pm. It is not necessary to return to the training venue - outreach reports are photographed and emailed to the Coalition. 

This event is open to adults and youth. The training portion (up to 3:30pm) is suitable for ages 13 and up. The outreach mobilization is suitable for ages 18 and up (16-17 yr olds can attend the mobilization with a signed waiver). Community Service Certificates are available for students.

FAQs can be found on the registration page

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Human Sex Trafficking: A Survivor's Story
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Human Sex Trafficking: A Survivor's Story

In honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month:

Human Sex Trafficking: a Survivor’s Story

Shandra Woworuntu is an international advocate and leader in the fight against human trafficking. She is a compelling speaker in raising awareness about human rights, training professionals and lecturing to students across the country and internationally. A survivor of human trafficking, Shandra founded Mentari whose mission is to empower survivors of trafficking to reintegrate into the community and live independently. Shandra is a commissioner on human trafficking for the state of New Jersey and appointed by President Obama to the first U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.

FREE TO ATTEND

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Human Trafficking: SURVIVING & THRIVING and a Drive for Career Wear
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Human Trafficking: SURVIVING & THRIVING and a Drive for Career Wear

  • Villa Walsh Academy - Mother Ninetta Auditorium (map)
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Please donate your cleaned business wear for survivor job interviews and re-entry to the workplace (shoes and bags also gratefully accepted). DONATION DETAILS INCL. NON-EVENT DROP-OFF IS BELOW

"EMANCIPATION DAY" EVENT FEATURES:  

  • How Volunteers Can Help Survivors Thrive
  • World Music from the Villa Walsh Academy CantiamoEnsemble
  • Survivor Speaker 

FREE TO ATTEND - PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

PLEASE BRING YOUR CLEANED BUSINESS WEAR TO THE EVENT.

If you can't attend the event, please drop off BY APRIL 30 here:  

CAREER CLOSET at the Jumble Store

Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield

110 Walnut Avenue, Cranford

During these times only:

Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PLEASE LABEL YOUR DONATION: "Career Closet/HT Survivors"

WHO WILL RECEIVE THE DONATIONS?

The DreamCatchers Program, providing statewide human trafficking services, will receive the donations to stock interview-wear closets in their 4 statewide offices in Atlantic County, Camden County, Essex County and Mercer County. 

WHAT'S NEEDED?

  • Mostly women's business wear (5% of DreamCatchers clients are male, so a small amount of male attire can be donated)
  • Small sizes preferred (70% of their female clients are size 10 or below)
  • Bags, shoes and costume jewelry are also needed
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Screening of "I am Jane Doe"
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Screening of "I am Jane Doe"

  • Monmouth University - Pollak Theater (map)
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Please join us for a FREE screening of "I am Jane Doe" at Monmouth University

Q & A Panel follows the documentary

FREE parking is also available in Lot 18

I am Jane Doe is an eye-opening documentary about the underage victims of sex trafficking.

This film portrays the long painful legal process that the victims and their families have faced in trying to hold Internet companies (namely Backpage.com) responsible for their role in this appalling situation, and the families’ determination to fight, no matter what, which demonstrates perseverance and a plea to think about what people would do if this happened to their daughter.

I am Jane Doe shines a light on child sex trafficking, a gut-wrenching reality that affects every community in New Jersey, debunking the myth that this crime only happens in the inner cities and in developing countries.

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Maximizing Our Impact - Action Planning Summit
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Maximizing Our Impact - Action Planning Summit

Maximizing Our Impact: Engagement, Collaboration & Your Organization

Action Planning Summit 2018

This interactive workshop is open to all members of the NJ Coalition - past, present and future.  

The workshop will explore how the Coalition, as an organization representing over 150 diverse other organizations, we can increase our statewide impact to end human trafficking in New Jersey. 

  • If your organization is a full participant in our work - join us to explore how we can maximize our impact.
  • If your organization has been a long-time member of the Coalition, and would like to become more actively engaged - please join us to explore how we can work together collaboratively.
  • If your organization is not yet a member of the Coalition, but has an interest in this work, we invite you attend and help us develop ways to involve your organization and its membership. 
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Liberator Awards Celebration
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

Liberator Awards Celebration

You're invited to celebrate the accomplishments of our 6 Award winners at our Liberator Awards Celebration on January 28, 2018.

Tickets prices: $25 - Students   $50 - Individuals   $100 - Supporters (incl. VIP seating)

Sponsor packages:

      Gold - $1,000 (8 VIP Tickets)

      Silver - $500 (4 VIP Tickets)

      Bronze - $250 (2 VIP Tickets)

Semi-formal - cocktail attire

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Screening of "I am Jane Doe" Bergen County
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Screening of "I am Jane Doe" Bergen County

  • Felician University - Education Commons Building (map)
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The NJCAHT and the YWCA Bergen County's healingSpace present a free screening of the film that chronicles the epic battle waged by several American mothers on behalf of their middle-school daughters who were victims of sex trafficking.

Panelists: 

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle
Wanda M. Atkin - International Justice Project
Dawne Lomangino DiMauro, LCSW - DreamCatcher Program
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Modern Slavery Global to Local
Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

Modern Slavery Global to Local

  • Seton Hall University, University Center, Main Lounge (map)
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Please the Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations and The Slave-Free Community Project for a COMMUNITY CONVERSATION.

You're invited to a short survey of modern slavery on the global, national, state and local levels, guided by the expertise of distinguished guests and field experts. 

Being held in the Seton Hall Main Lounge, University Center at Seton Hall University in South Orange. 

This is FREE TO THE PUBLIC but please register below:

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day VIRTUAL SUMMIT
Jan
11
8:00 AM08:00

Human Trafficking Awareness Day VIRTUAL SUMMIT

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest (map)
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January 11th is State & National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

This year our Summit will be totally accessible - it is a VIRTUAL Summit being hosted on Facebook Live from 8am to 3pm. 

We also have limited seating for anyone wishing to be part of the STUDIO AUDIENCE at the live streaming taking place at the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest in Whippany.  There are 3 timeslots to register for:

1) 8:00am-10:30am
2) 10:30am-1:00pm
3) 1:00pm-3:00pm

You can register for one or more of these timeslots below. Please note that we require all members of the studio audience to remain as quiet as possible, and to silence cellphones. 

SEE THE SCHEDULE BELOW: 

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Justice Rocks
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Justice Rocks

Fair Trade Holiday Shopping event - with a large selection of fair trade product vendors. Plus live music and coffee house.

This event is FREE with all donations going toward education, awareness, and restoration for survivors of human trafficking.

Pre-registration is not required.

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Fall Meeting & Survivor Gift Card Drive
Nov
16
1:30 PM13:30

Fall Meeting & Survivor Gift Card Drive

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Everyone is welcome to our Fall Meeting where our featured speaker is Carol Smolenski - Executive Director of ECPAT-USA, which advocates nationally against the sexual exploitation of children. 

Also speaking: Dawne Lomangino Di-Mauro, Chair of the New Jersey Commission on Human Trafficking.

GIFT CARD DRIVE TO PROVIDE SURVIVORS WITH ESSENTIAL NEEDS BEFORE WINTER

Please bring $10 denomination gift cards to this meeting, so that we can get them to survivors before the cold season. Target and Walmart cards are most appreciated for the purchase of warm clothing. Survivors also appreciate gift cards to places where they can get a warm drink or a hot meal (Burger King, Starbucks etc). 

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Survivor Speaker & Truckers Against Trafficking Event
Nov
14
to Nov 15

Survivor Speaker & Truckers Against Trafficking Event

  • First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains (map)
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An opportunity for members of the public to hear Beth Jacobs share her story of how she transitioned from being a victim of child sex trafficking to a survivor and leader.

Also hear how one inspiring organization - Truckers Against Trafficking - has helped identify human trafficking victims nationwide. 

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Special Screening of "I am Jane Doe"
Nov
13
9:00 PM21:00

Special Screening of "I am Jane Doe"

Attend a special screening of "I am Jane Doe" - a powerful documentary which shines a light on child sex trafficking - being hosted by Ocean County Libraries at the Toms River Branch.

*Special viewing is sponsored by the Ocean County Department of Human Services.

It is free to attend. 

Immediately following the movie, a Q & A will be facilitated by the New Jersey Coalition of Human Trafficking and the Dream Catcher program of the Women’s Center in Atlantic City.

5:45pm Doors Open
6:00 pm Brief presentation
6:15pm Movie starts, run time 99 minutes
7:55pm Q & A facilitated by the New Jersey Coalition of Human Trafficking and the Dream Catcher program of the Women’s Center.
8:30 pm Program end.

Professional Development certificate provided – 2 ½ hours.
Program is a part of the Tools for Teens and Adults Series.

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Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery
Nov
7
10:00 PM22:00

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

Everyone is welcome to attend a screening of the film "Chosen" with panel discussion.

This is an initiative of two churches in Short Hills (Christ Church and St. Rose of Lima) to shine a light on human trafficking in our backyards.

“Chosen” is a 20-minute film by Shared Hope that tells the shocking true story of two “all-American” teenagers deceived into sex trafficking.

Panel of Experts:

Sr. Lena Picillo OP - Caldwell Dominican Sister

Susan Panzica - NJCAHT Board & Ambassador of Hope, Shared Hope

Kate Lee - NJCAHT Administrator

PLUS:   “Fair Trade” coffee & chocolate treats and exhibit tables about how to take local action

This event is free to attend, but please consider helping human trafficking survivors in New Jersey by bringing along $10 denomination gift cards to provide essential clothing or a warm meal or drink. Gift cards for Target, Walmart, Burger King, Dunkin donuts and Starbucks are especially appreciated. These will be distributed by the Dreamcatchers program and Hoving Home to the survivors they assist daily.

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