10 Ways You Can Fight Human Trafficking Today

by Carlee Nesse The Junior League of Seattle is committed to supporting our community partner Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) in fighting human trafficking. Seattle is a port city and port cities are especially attractive to human trafficking organizations. Human trafficking happens on a scale that can be overwhelming but there are simple, effective, ways toContinue reading “10 Ways You Can Fight Human Trafficking Today”

Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Passes House

From our Advocacy Committee: Bill to combat human trafficking, focusing on online child escort ads, passes House OLYMPIA — Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan anti-trafficking bill to keep minors from being exploited through online ads for escort services such as Backpage.com. Having already passed the Senate, the bill now goes to theContinue reading “Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Passes House”

From Advocacy – Call + Response review

Snowmageddon can’t stop us!  The Advocacy Committee was thrilled that over 70 people came out on January 22, 2012 to Hillel-UW for the screening of Call+Response.  Advocacy committee members Angela Allen and Marisa Jenkins worked closely with Alex Sum, Co-Founder of Seattle Against Slavery and Founder/Chairman of Hope for Seattle, to arrange the movie screeningContinue reading “From Advocacy – Call + Response review”

Call+Response: Feature Documentary and Panel Discussion

January 22, 2012 5:00 pm Hillel UW 4745 17th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-527-1997 CALL+RESPONSE is a first of its kind feature documentary/musical performance film that reveals the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. CALL+RESPONSE goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving from theContinue reading “Call+Response: Feature Documentary and Panel Discussion”

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

The Junior League of Seattle focuses on women and children with a passionate interest in preventing human trafficking.  As we explore what we can do to bring an end to this horrible practice, we want to make everyone aware of what exactly human trafficking is and why it matters to us. On January 22, 2012,Continue reading “January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month”

Call to Action – Update

Junior League of Seattle is proud to join forces with Washington Engage, Women of Vision, and Wash ACT to advocate for the re-authorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), a bill that was due to expire on September 30, 2011. Late on the evening of Tuesday, September 20, we received an email from aContinue reading “Call to Action – Update”

Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking

The Junior League of Seattle voted this past year to alter our organization’s focus area to the “Empowerment of Women and Children.” As part of our efforts to empower women and children in the Seattle area, we are determined to combat violence against women, with a particular focus on fighting human trafficking. Right now, localContinue reading “Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking”

Make It Right

After taking part in Junior League of Seattle’s summer reading challenge, Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, do you find yourself wanting to learn more? Soon you have an exciting opportunity to join other Junior League of Seattle members do just that! On Sept 18th Sheryl WuDunn will be speaking at theContinue reading “Make It Right”