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NOT ON OUR WATCH: THE WAR AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

  • The Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 W. 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 United States (map)

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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