Oscar at the Crown - Special Performance
Aug
28
4:30 PM16:30

Oscar at the Crown - Special Performance

Oscar at The Crown is the explosive new immersive nightclub phenomenon detailing the rise and fall one of history’s most extravagant characters: Oscar Wilde. Described by The New York Times as “a party-inducing Rocky Horror transplanted to a 1990s Madonna video,” this is a revolutionary experience that serves up electro-pop realness.

This special performance of OSCAR AT THE CROWN is being performed especially for homeless and at-risk kids, LGBTQ youth and survivors of human trafficking. The performance will be followed by a pozza party from 6-7 p.m.

Learn more: https://oscaratthecrown.com/

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Education to Prevent Trafficking of Children
Jul
11
1:15 PM13:15

Education to Prevent Trafficking of Children

An NGO Panel Discussion Parallel to the High Level Political Forum

“Leaving no one behind” is the commitment made by United Nations Member States in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. SDG #4 on education has particular relevance in building the capacity of individuals and society to prevent trafficking and protect vulnerable populations within our communities.vThe panelists will discuss the different aspects of education and the important role education plays in empowering the most vulnerable children, preventing them from becoming victims in the first place.

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Fete en Blanc
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Fete en Blanc

Real Hospitality Group’s first Annual Fête en Blanc is an invitation only French inspired pop up BYO Picnic to bring together the community and celebrate summer while benefiting ECPAT-USA and the Diakonia. Guests bring their own tables, chairs, food and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcohol can be purchased on site.  You can decorate your table with flowers, candles, china and glassware. Everything MUST be white including attire.  All ticket proceeds will be divided equally and donated to ECPAT-USA and Diakonia Inc.

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TD Five Boro Bike Tour
May
5
7:30 AM07:30

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Each May, cyclists from all over the globe will come together to ride 40 miles on New York City streets, over the bridges, across the avenues, and throughout the 5 boroughs. For one day, the streets of New York are for bikes only. Our team of ECPAT-USA Athletes will once again be riding to end the cycle of exploitation.


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Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry

Members of the tourism and hospitality industry are on the frontlines of the fight to end child sex trafficking. Through this training, travel associates will learn how to identify and respond to trafficking and how they can help protect children from exploitation.

Register online here.

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Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry

Members of the tourism and hospitality industry are on the frontlines of the fight to end child sex trafficking. Through this training, travel associates will learn how to identify and respond to trafficking and how they can help protect children from exploitation.

Register online here.

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Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry

Members of the tourism and hospitality industry are on the frontlines of the fight to end child sex trafficking. Through this training, travel associates will learn how to identify and respond to trafficking and how they can help protect children from exploitation.

Register online here.

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Webinar: The Meeting and Event Industry’s Role in Ending Human Trafficking
Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: The Meeting and Event Industry’s Role in Ending Human Trafficking

The meeting and event industry is uniquely situated to disrupt human trafficking and child exploitation in the travel industry. When equipped with information, meeting professionals can signal to travel suppliers that they are in the direct line of disrupting child sex trafficking through identification and response. Hear from the ECPAT-USA, a non-profit organization that helps companies fight human trafficking and child exploitation, about this highly sensitive cause. 


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Global Meeting Industry Day Education & Engagement Event
Apr
4
9:00 AM09:00

Global Meeting Industry Day Education & Engagement Event

Join SITE Northeast, Meeting Professionals International and PCMA NYC chapters in a special education and engagement presentation on Global Meetings Industry Day in conjunction with ECPAT-USA. You'll hear from speakers Carol Smolenski, Shanifa Bennett, Robin Carter, Jessica Schultz and David Peckinpaugh on how you and your company can fight the global issue of human trafficking.

Register here.

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In Our Backyard Presented By ECPAT-USA's Young Professional Committee
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

In Our Backyard Presented By ECPAT-USA's Young Professional Committee

  • New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge (map)
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The Young Professionals Committee of ECPAT-USA invites you to a special screening of the award-winning documentary In Our Backyard with a panel on Tuesday, October 30th at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

In Our Backyard is an investigative look into the widely unknown and unspoken world of sex trafficking in Brooklyn, documenting the emotional stories of three recent survivors while also presenting the work of determined aid organizations, law enforcement agencies and politicians. The film aims to raise awareness and fight this serious epidemic.

After the movie, join us for a panel with filmmaker, Danielle Rose; survivor advocate from the film, Iryna; and Executive Director of ECPAT-USA, Carol Smolenski, and moderated by ECPAT-USA Board Member Sydney Rose.

Come to the screening, take part in the conversation, and be a part of the solution to end sex trafficking in our backyards. Tickets are $10, with all proceeds benefitting ECPAT-USA, and can be purchased in advance here.

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Nasdaq Live Conversation In Honor Of International Day of The Girl
Oct
8
12:00 PM12:00

Nasdaq Live Conversation In Honor Of International Day of The Girl

Executive Director Carol Smolenski will join Nasdaq's Global Head of Sustainability, Evan Harvey, for a conversation in honor of International Day of the Girl.

The Nasdaq Live conversation will touch on child trafficking prevention, corporate social responsibility, empowering youth to be leaders in their community, and more. Visit Nasdaq on Facebook to watch the conversation live.

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GIFT Box at Union Square
Oct
8
to Oct 20

GIFT Box at Union Square

Join ECPAT's street campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking!

ECPAT-USA is proud to partner on GIFT Box, a street campaign aimed at educating the public on trafficking.

Originally launched by STOP THE TRAFFIK, ECPAT-USA, and the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking at the 2012 London Olympics, the 10-foot-high structure functions as a metaphor for the techniques used by sex traffickers. Visitors are lured into a big, colorfully wrapped box, only to be confronted—through photographs and survivor stories—with the harsh realities of sex trafficking. 

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National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the U.S.
Sep
13
to Sep 14

National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the U.S.

  • 330 C Street Southwest, Room 603/3524 Washington, DC, 20416 United States (map)
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ECPAT-USA will take part in the first public meeting of the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States on September 13-14, 2018.

Join us online: Anyone can register to stream the meeting online. Register for day one (September 13) and/or day two (September 14). Virtual attendees will be able to submit comments via chat.


The National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the U.S. advises the Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the nation’s response to trafficking.

The Committee was created in consultation with the Department of Justice and the National Governor’s Association per the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Actvisit disclaimer page.  The Committee will:

  • Advise on the development and implementation of successful interventions with children and youth who are exposed to conditions that make them vulnerable to, or victims of, sex trafficking

  • Make recommendations for administrative or legislative changes necessary to use programs, properties, or other resources owned, operated, or funded by the federal government to provide safe housing for children and youth who are sex trafficking victims

  • Develop two tiers of recommended best practices for states to follow in combating the sex trafficking of children and youth based on:

    • Multidisciplinary research and promising, evidence-based models and programs, including sample training materials, protocols, and screening tools to identify victims of trafficking and those at risk for trafficking

    • Multidisciplinary strategies to identify victims, manage cases, and improve services

    • Sample protocols and recommendations for cross-system collaborations

    • Criteria and guidelines for safe residential placement for foster children who have been sex trafficked

    • Training guidelines for caregivers serving children and youth outside the home

  • Share best practices and recommendations with state governors and child welfare agencies

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Reframing Human Rights: Shared Value through Global Corporate Citizenship
Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

Reframing Human Rights: Shared Value through Global Corporate Citizenship

As global companies improve their understanding of regulation and compliance in multiple jurisdictions they are able to consider ways of adding value to their operations, beyond cost containment as the sole consideration in supply chain management.

ECPAT-USA's Executive Director, Carol Smolenski, will join a panel entitled, "Leading the Way: The Role of Multinational Companies in Curbing the Rise and Spread of Forced Labor." 

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International Summit on Child Protection in Travel and Tourism
Jun
6
to Jun 7

International Summit on Child Protection in Travel and Tourism

The International Summit to address the protection of children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism (SECTT) will be convened on June 6-7 2018 in Bogotá, Colombia. The Summit will be hosted by the Government of Colombia, which has taken a number of innovative child protection measures in the travel and tourism sector.

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Congressional Briefing on Human Trafficking in Travel and Tourism
May
7
3:00 PM15:00

Congressional Briefing on Human Trafficking in Travel and Tourism

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, and the Congressional Trafficking Caucus will host a joint briefing on Monday, May 7, 2018, entitled "Fighting Human Trafficking in Travel and Tourism: New Challenges and Solutions." ECPAT-USA's Executive Director, Carol Smolenski, will present on our work with the travel industry to combat human trafficking. Tune in for a live webcast at 3pm: www.facebook.com/HelsinkiCommission

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Youth Action to End Commercial Sexual Exploitation via Technology
Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

Youth Action to End Commercial Sexual Exploitation via Technology

In the 21st century, technology plays an essential part in our lives. Now, a simple click of a mouse can lead to violations of women’s and girls’ human rights. Exploiters of children are capitalizing on the convenience and widespread use of technology to target victims for trafficking. Traffickers are aware that youth are active online and on mobile devices, and thus use social media and mobile apps to lure them in. In an effort to combat this tactic, ECPAT-USA teaches young people about the importance of having healthy virtual identities through our Youth Against Child Trafficking (Y-ACT) program.

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Ending Violence Against Children
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Ending Violence Against Children

  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Stern Auditorium (map)
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Ending Violence Against Children: Developing a Roadmap to a Healthy Childhood and Adolescence

 

Overview

The hidden public health epidemic of violence against children, including sexual abuse and exploitation, is one of the root causes of mental health and substance abuse problems later in life. This conference will highlight the issue of violence and exploitation against minors and focus on practical strategies to raise awareness and understanding, prevention, identification and education to end violence against young people. The conference will provide opportunities for collaboration with the hopes of spurring practitioners, policy makers, governments, academia, civil society and the private sector to join forces and scale up investments in solutions that target the well-being of children. For more information, including the schedule and list of panelists, visit this link.

 

Registration is complimentary and open to all, but online registration is required.

 

 

 

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Interfaith Screening and Panel Discussion: In Our Backyard
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Interfaith Screening and Panel Discussion: In Our Backyard

Join ECPAT-USA's Carol Smolenski, filmmaker Danielle Rose, survivor advocates, Indhira Castro of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, and faith leaders in the fight to end trafficking for a special screening of "In Our Backyard." The film takes an investigative look into the widely unknown and unspoken world of sex trafficking in Brooklyn, documenting the emotional stories of three recent survivors while also presenting the work of determined nonprofit organizations (including ECPAT-USA), law enforcement agencies, and politicians. 

Come to the screening, take part in the conversation, and be a part of the solution to end sex trafficking in our backyards. This event is FREE and open to the public.

This event is made possible by One Spirit Learning Alliance, The Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence, Connect, and ECPAT-USA.

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