Hey everyone. Hope this weekend wasn't too stressful and I hope everyone gets time to relax soon!
Here's the info from our NOW ladies on an upcoming panel event about sex trafficking that we'd like people to take a look at:
We just found out about a panel on the issue of sex trafficking (a longtime NOW-NYU social-justice interest) that's being held on Saturday, December 13 from 2-4pm at the Brooklyn Museum (2/3 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum).
It's made even MORE exciting because not only is Gloria Steinem, founder of Ms. magazine and the writer to bring the practice of female genital mutilation into U.S., if not Western, consciousness, RUNNING the panel, but our former event partner Rachel Lloyds, founder of GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Services), is on the panel. GEMS is a great organization that aims to help house, rehabilitate and educate girls who have been victims of domestic sex trafficking in New York City (and state).
Here's the event info from the website (http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/index.php?show=day&month=12&day=13&year=2008)
Talks and Tours: Panel Discussion: "Sex Trafficking and the New Abolitionists"
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
Acclaimed activist Gloria Steinem leads a panel discussing the fight against human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and violence against women and girls. Joining her will be Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of Equality Now; Dorchen Leidholdt, Director of the Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services at Sanctuary for Families; and Rachel Lloyd, Executive Director of GEMS.
Suggested donation: Students (with ID) $4
We'd love to see you there for a discussion on this very important issue, one often missing from social discourse in the U.S.!