January 10, 2018

Meet the Movement to End Sexual Exploitation at the CESE Summit

I get it.

You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay, and places to be.

Why then, do I still think you should attend NCOSE’s  2018 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Global Summit?

1) You care about these issues, but there’s still so much to learn. At the CESE Global Summit, you will learn about the latest messaging, research, innovations on issues of pornography, sex trafficking, prostitution, child sexual abuse, sexual violence, sexualized media, and more. Knowledge is power, and it’s vital for us to be united around the best information in order to make our movement effective.

2) You read our emails, but there’s still so much more you can do. Attending the CESE Global Summit means that you will be meeting the true game-changers in the movement to end sexual exploitation. Unlike other events where a velvet rope restricts you from the experts giving presentations, at the CESE Summit we are all on the same playing field, and you will be able to make valuable connections and get equipped to take actions in your local area.

3) You might feel alone, but you’re not. When we talk about our “movement” we aren’t exaggerating! There is a growing number of concerned citizens, and activists, who are refusing to sit back while pornography, sexual assault, and sexualized media saturate our culture. Come to the CESE Summit, and you will see what a vibrant community to which you belong!

This year the CESE Summit will be held April 4-7 in Washington, DC. Visit the CESE Summit webpage to learn more, and to register: http://endsexualexploitation.org/cesesummit2018/

Patrick A. Trueman, Esq.

CEO & President

As president, Patrick Trueman spearheads efforts to change corporate policies that facilitate sexual exploitation through the Dirty Dozen List. This aggressive project, educates executives, galvanizes public attention, and spurs popular actions to defend human dignity. Under his leadership, NCOSE has produced policy improvements at a wide range of notable institutions, including Google, Wal-Mart, the Department of Justice, Verizon, the Federal Communications Commission, and more.

In 2015, Mr. Trueman established the NCOSE Law Center, which serves as a resource for legal efforts to combat illegal pornography, sexually oriented businesses, and to bring innovative lawsuits against public institutions facilitating sexual exploitation. In 2010, he founded PornHarmsResearch.com to provide peer-reviewed research and talking points on the harms of pornography.

On a global level, Mr. Trueman leads NCOSE’s Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation, an international coalition, which boasts nearly 300 organizations and academic experts who are committed to sharing strategies and resources for combating public & private harms caused by pornography.

Patrick Trueman is a former Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division at the U. S. Department of Justice from 1988 to 1993. While there, he supervised the prosecution of child sex crimes, child pornography, and obscenity. He managed an office of twenty of prosecutors and support staff, and worked with the nation’s ninety-three United States Attorneys to initiate and coordinate federal prosecutions.

During his 41 years as a lawyer, he litigated cases at all levels of the federal system, including in the United States Supreme Court. He has been an advisor to many municipalities on First Amendment law and has helped draft ordinances to end or curb the impact of sexually oriented businesses such as pornography shops, strip clubs, and related establishments. A recognized international expert, Mr. Trueman has traveled to Europe, South American, the Middle East, and other areas to speak about human trafficking or the effects of television sex and violence on the family.

Mr. Trueman served as chief of staff to a Member of the United States Congress. From 1976 to 1982, he was Executive Director and General Counsel to Americans United for Life, a national public interest law firm in Chicago. He lives just outside Washington, D.C., and is married to Laura Clay Trueman. Laura and Pat Trueman have three children, Patrick, Claire, and Elizabeth.



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