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In our Backyard: Domestic Sex Trafficking
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Task Force for Women in the Courts Committee at the NYC Bar Association invites you to join a panel of distinguished experts leading the fight against sex trafficking for a conversation about the prevalence of domestic sex trafficking in the U.S. and in New York and the harm it causes.

42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036


Topics of discussion will include:

An overview of domestic sex trafficking and the issues unique to New York; The latest policy and legislative efforts at the macro level; What's being done to prevent domestic trafficking at the local level; What the legal community and the Bar at-large could be doing to help support the efforts to combat domestic sex trafficking; Real life stories from the experts; Tips on how to help educate others in our communities

Moderator: DORCHEN A. LEIDHOLDT, Director, Center for Battered Women's Legal Services, Sanctuary for Families

Speakers: TAINA BIEN-AIMÉ, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women;
JAYNE BIGELSEN, Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives/External Affairs, Covenant House;
LAUREN HERSH, Director, Equality Now; CAROL SMOLENSKI, Executive Director, End Child Prostitution And Trafficking-USA

Sponsored by:

Women in the Courts Task Force, Rebecca Berkebile. Chair; Committee on Juvenile Justice, Lynn Leopold, Chair;
Committee on Sex and the Law, Pamela Zimmerman, Chair; Committee on Criminal Justice Operations, Risa Gerson, Chair;
Committee on LGBT Rights, Jordan Backman, Chair.

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