Sexual Violence Prevention Network
SVPN Meeting/Videoconference/Live Webstream: A Significant Increase in Sex Trafficking in Minnesota? What’s going on? What is Minnesota doing about it? Friday, November 5, 2010, St. Paul, MN
A Significant Increase in Sex Trafficking in Minnesota?
What’s going on? What is Minnesota doing about it?
Join us for our panel presentation/discussion and learn about
1) the recently released Schapiro Group research report on sex trafficking in Minnesota and state-wide efforts
to address the problem - from Charlotte Flowers of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota;
2) the work of the Advocates for Human Rights, including the sex trafficking needs assessment and information about sex trafficking laws in Minnesota - from Beatriz Mananteau from the Advocates for Human Rights; and
3) more on the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children, how the environment in which we live contributes to this demand, and what we can all do to prevent it - from Cordelia Anderson of Sensibilities, Inc.
This issue affects all Minnesotans!
Charlotte Flowers, Senior Program Officer, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota http://www.wfmn.org/
Beatriz Mananteau, Staff Attorney, The Advocates for Human Rights http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/
Cordelia Anderson, Prevention Consultant, Sensibilities, Inc., http://www.cordeliaanderson.com/
Patty Wetterling, Sexual Violence Prevention Program Director, Minnesota Department of Health http://www.health.state.mn.us/injury/index.cfm
Friday, November 5, 2010, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Snelling Office Park, 1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN
Videoconference sites include St. Paul and the MDH District Offices:
Bemidji, Marshall, Duluth, Rochester, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud, and Mankato.
Additional locations available...link to: https://survey.vovici.com/se.ashx?s=56206EE354A18ECD
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all locations and for live webstream
~~~Link to: https://survey.vovici.com/se.ashx?s=56206EE354A18ECD to register~~~
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 22, 2010
(If you have registration questions, contact email@example.com
If a special accommodation is needed, please e-mail Doug by October 22.)
This is a brown bag/bring your own lunch event
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Registration and Networking
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Presentation (videoconferenced portion of meeting)
Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND.
Join Garrison Keillor, Marian Wright Edelman, and thousands of Minnesotans who will March for Children and Youth on 10-10-10.
WHEN: 10-10-10, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul
WHAT: The March will bring 10,000 concerned Minnesotans to the capitol to rally and urge citizens to vote with children's issues in mind and remind policy makers and leaders to make children's needs a priority.
HIGHLIGHTS: Keynote by Garrison Keillor. Music by DYI Choir and youth performers. Talk with candidates & civic leaders. Browse information tents by 10 non-profits. Participate in activities for children and families.
GOAL: To create a steadfast force of advocates that continues to work towards strengthening a commitment to children and youth and hold policy makers accountable for decisions that impact the lives of Minnesota's children.
For more information link to: http://www.cdf-mn.org/
Each year at this time, we pause to remember the lives of thousands of women and girls who die each year at the hands of pimps and abusers. Join us as we read the names of the lost and pay honor to their lives and loved ones left behind. This will be followed by a peaceful march down University Avenue. Join us for cookies and hot chocolate afterwards.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Meet at 770 University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Building Healthy Communities: Serving Immigrant and Refugee Survivors of Domestic Violence, October 25, 2010, Minneapolis, MNMonday October 25, 2010
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2822 Lyndale Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55408
Building Healthy Communities: Serving Immigrant and Refugee Survivors of Domestic Violence
Schedule of Events:
- 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Resource Fair
- 2:00 p.m.: Breaking the Silence Performance by Pangea World Theater
- 3: 30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Know Your Resources / Rights Training
For information and registration regarding this event, please contact Betty Balan at (763) 780-2332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE and Open to the Public
Performance funded by: Women's Foundation of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Arts Board Partners in Art Participation
Guests will have an opportunity to attend breakout sessions on various topics related to human trafficking and to learn about ways to get involved locally. The final portion of the conference will provide a time of testimonies from those who have journeyed through abuse. Learn how we can come alongside these individuals through prayer and action.
The date of the event is Saturday, October 30 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. located in the Trask Word and Worship building on the North Central University Campus.
To register go to www.breakingbonds2010.eventbrite.com
Breaking Free's 1st Annual Benefit Breakfast
Saturday, November 6th at 10:00 a.m.
This is a free event and a great way to learn more about Breaking Free’s work
RSVP required to email@example.com
The Great Hall in St. Paul
180 East Fifth Street Suite 160, St. Paul, MN 55101
(parking in the Lowertown and Galtier garages)
The goal of this report is to inform parents, social workers, probation officers, health care providers, etc. about the unique role sexual violence plays in increasing the risk of unplanned teen pregnancy.
Sexual abuse is not uncommon. In Minnesota, 22% of girls and 9% of boys report abuse. Extra-familial abuse is 3 times more common than incest.
For a pdf of the report, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
September 14, 2010 9:01 p.m. EDT
Washington (CNN) -- Are law enforcement officials producing misleading statistics on the prevalence of rape in America? Yes, victims' advocates warn.
Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pennsylvania, who convened a hearing Tuesday on the "chronic failure to report and investigate rape cases," agrees. Specter also indicated during the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing that he would push for change.
At issue is the FBI's 2009 annual crime report -- released Monday -- which shows the total number of forcible rapes in America declining 2.6 percent compared with 2008 and 6.6 percent compared with 2005. There were slightly over 88,000 forcible rapes last year, the FBI estimated.
Link to article: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/09/14/rape.stats.questioned/?hpt=Sbin
For another excellent resource, link to the Advocates for Human Rights Calendar
October 10, 2010, March for Children and Youth, St. Paul, MN. For more information link to: http://www.cdf-mn.org/
October 12, 2010, Breaking Free’s 8th Annual Candlelight Vigil, St. Paul, MN. For more information link to: www.breakingfree.net
October 25, 2010, Building Healthy Communities, Serving Immigrant and Refugee Survivors of Domestic Violence, October 25, 2010, Minneapolis, MN. For information and registration regarding this event, please contact Betty Balan at (763) 780-2332 or email@example.com
October 30, 2010, Breaking the Bonds of Injustice, October 30, 2010, Minneapolis, MN. To register go to www.breakingbonds2010.eventbrite.com
November 1, 2010, Breaking Free’s 1st Annual Benefit Breakfast, St. Paul, MN. For More information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
November 5, 2010, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact email@example.com
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Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone: 651-201-5410, FAX: 651/201-5800
PLEASE NOTE: Sexual Violence Prevention Network E-News is brought to you by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) with support from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Contributed items are solely the responsibility of the contributors, and do not necessarily represent official views of, or endorsement by the MDH or the CDC.
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