Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

NOT ON OUR WATCH: THE WAR AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

Sex trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally. In New York State, more than 4,000 underage youth are bought, sold and trafficked for sexual purposes and profit each night.

The evening will feature a performance of One Click Away, a work by Katie Capiello. This piece speaks frankly about the trafficking of young girls on the internet, and exposes the ease with which young people can be lured into the world of sex trafficking.

We will follow the performance by a panel discussion and Q & A session featuring:

Eric Fieldman is the Legal Clerk at the Queens Legal Clerk at the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court (HTIC) arm under the  documented activist in this arena, Judge Toko Serita. Eric received a BA from Vassar College and a JD from St. John’s University Law School.

Liz Corsini, MPH, is the Vice President and Director of Programs for the Bergen Family Center where she has worked with Bergen County families for over ten years. Liz earned her Masters in Public Health from Boston University; working for many years in the Massachusetts’s Juvenile Justice System and for the Massachusetts’s Department of Public Health in Substance Abuse Policy and Planning. Since 2011 Liz has led efforts to reduce sexual exploitation and intimate partner violence by providing comprehensive education, outreach, and intervention services in a school setting. Believing that efforts must start in schools, Liz began these programs in the City of Englewood’s Middle and High Schools. Committed to fostering a culture free of gender violence, Liz believes that targeted and defined programs must start as early as Pre-K and must engage boys and men early and often.  Liz continues to partner with local and national leaders to address the local impact of Human Trafficking, sexual and intimate partner violence. She has received community leadership awards from the Bergen Family Center, Garden State Equality, Women’s Rights Information Center, The Englewood Chamber of Commerce, and the State Assembly for her work on gender violence prevention. Liz lives in Englewood, NJ with her husband Josh Hyman, MD and four children, Julia, Jacob, Zoe and Charlotte.

WILLIAM C. SILVERMAN, ESQ is a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP where he runs the firm’s pro bono program.  Bill serves as counsel to the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition, as Vice-Chair of the Fund For Modern Courts, and as Chair of Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT).   Previously, Bill served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Louis L. Stanton, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York.\

Laura Edidin is Chief of the Human Trafficking Unit in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and Co-Chair of the Brooklyn Human Trafficking Task Force.For her leadership in the anti-trafficking community, Laura received the 2017 Citizens Legacy Award from Homeland Security Investigations. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, Laura was the founding Chief of the Administrative Prosecution Unit of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, where she built the country’s first police misconduct prosecution unit housed within a civilian oversight agency. She was also the founding Director of Legal Services for the Anti-Violence Project, the country’s largest LGBTQ crime victim agency. In that capacity, she successfully represented civil rights protestors denied HIV medication while in police custody, leading to a change in NYPD policy. Laura earned a BA from Tufts University and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

Light refreshments to follow.

The cost of this event is $25 per person.

(If the registration fee is a challenge for you, please contact Aviva Zadoff at azadoff@ncjwny.org)

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May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Sex Trafficking: A Wakeup Call for Men

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Duane Morris Invitation: Single Family Office Peer Roundtable Series

 

 

Duane Morris LLP, National Council of Jewish Women New York and We Were Slaves:
The Jewish Community Unites Against Sex Trafficking invite you to


Sex Trafficking: A Wake Up Call
An Event for Men


About the Program

Sex trafficking is a multibillion dollar industry and the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. The majority of victims in the United States are women and girls, often as young as 12 years old. In New York state, more than 4,000 underage youth are bought, sold and trafficked for sexual purposes each night.

What is sex trafficking? Who is at risk of being trafficked? What tactics do traffickers use to lure and control their victims? Why don’t victims leave their traffickers?

Join us for an informal panel discussion to find out how New York courts, law enforcement, community-based service providers and activists are addressing sex trafficking in our own backyard. Be part of the conversation and the solution.

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.

 

Panel Discussion: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Reception: 8:00 p.m.

 

Duane Morris LLP
1540 Broadway | New York, NY 10036-4086
Building entrance on 45th Street, just east of Times Square

 

 

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Questions? Contact Aviva Zadoff at azadoff@ncjwny.org or 646.884.9466.

 

 

Panelists

Ted Bunch, chief development officer of A CALL TO MEN, is an educator, activist and lecturer working to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. He advises the NFL, NBA, NHL and other leagues to facilitate violence prevention.

 

The Honorable Fernando Camacho helped establish the New York Human Trafficking Intervention Court, shifting the way prostitution is viewed by the justice system. Judge Camacho is currently Acting Supreme Court Justice of Suffolk County.

 

Anthony Favale coordinated human, sex and labor trafficking investigations within the NYPD for more than 30 years. He is currently vice president at Vornado Realty Trust.

 

Ronald E. Richter is CEO of JCCA, one of the largest private agencies serving New York’s most vulnerable children and families. Prior to joining JCCA, he served as a New York State Family Court judge. In 2016, Mayor de Blasio appointed him to the NYC Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board.


Moderator

Michael D. Grohman is the managing partner of Duane Morris’ New York office and chair of the firm’s Private Client Services Group. He spearheads the firm’s work on behalf of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, a nationally recognized organization committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and the domestic trafficking of children, of which he is a board member.


Event Co-Chairs

David W. Budd
Michael D. Schwamm, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Peter Takiff


Host Committee

Jess Dannhauser

Stellario D’Urso

Robert Levitan

Howard Rubin

Rick Elezi

Reverend Matthew J. Moretz

Paul Silverstein

Barry Freedman

Eitan Peled

Mark Schnurman

Minister Galen Guengerich

Ronald Richter

Richard Schuster

Rabbi David Ingber

Jeff Rosen

Alex Sokolow

Scott Kling

Christopher Rothko

Peter Yarrow

 

 

 

Duane Morris Anti-Trafficking Pro Bono Work

 

Duane Morris salutes the indomitable human spirit. Recognizing the need for new beginnings, clean slates and renewed hope, our attorneys provide thousands of pro bono hours to survivors of human trafficking and victims who were exploited and wrongfully convicted. We are humbled and inspired by the strength of our clients and the depth of their resiliency in spite of daunting circumstances.

 

 

 

About National Council of Jewish Women New York

 

NCJW NY is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW NY strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. NCJW NY serves New Yorkers from all walks of life, from all racial and religious backgrounds. For more than 120 years, NCJW NY has been fostering women’s leadership and addressing the city’s inequities through both direct social services and advocacy for systemic change.

 

 

 

About We Were Slaves

 

We Were Slaves: The Jewish Community Unites Against Sex Trafficking is a multiorganizational anti-sex trafficking initiative. Spearheaded by the National Council of Jewish Women New York, these organizations have come together to address the critical issue of sex trafficking in the community. We Were Slaves intends to educate, advocate and create a dialogue about the impact sex trafficking has on our community and what we can all do to prevent it.

 

 

 

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