PLEASE JOIN US, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017, 2:30-4:00PM, AT THE U.S. CAPITOL VISITOR’S CENTER, SOUTH CONGRESSIONAL MEETING ROOM, FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING “CREATING A WORLD WITHOUT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION: HOW CONSUMER DEMAND DRIVES THE COMMERCIAL SEX TRADE AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.”
The event will feature public policy experts, as well as readings from the work “A Day in the Life,” to help Members of Congress, their staff, and concerned citizens in understanding critical human rights concerns related to how consumer demand fuels the commercial sex trade. The readings will connect the harsh impacts of sex trafficking on the lives of teenagers—whose paths have been forever changed by commercial sexual exploitation—with the need for improved policies. Following the reading, survivors of sex trafficking and subject matter experts will share their policy recommendations for combating sex trafficking by targeting the demand for commercial sex to foster a world free from sexual exploitation.
Hosted by: World Without Exploitation and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation
In Cooperation with: U.S. Representative Christopher Smith
World Without Exploitation
The H.O.P.E. Project
Founder & President
Organization for Prostitution Survivors
“Sex Buying is a Practice of Gender-Based Violence”
Vice President & Executive Director
National Center on Sexual Exploitation
“A DAY IN THE LIFE”
15-minute Dramatic Reading
BY KATIE CAPPIELLO
Please make sure to register if you are attending in-person as there is limited space available. We will send reminders about where to watch online if you are not able to join in-person.
WHEN: Friday, July 14, 2018, 2:30 – 4:00 pm Eastern
WHERE: U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center in the South Congressional Meeting Room.
Please arrive early for the event in order to give plenty of time to get through security. If you tell security you are there for an event, they will often let you bypass the tourist line. Note that you are not allowed to bring in water or food and you have to follow generally the same rules you do when going through TSA at the airport, so remember to have your passport or ID with you.
The event will be streamed on Facebook here.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-393-7245.
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