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


Patrick Trueman serves as president of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.  He spearheads efforts to address the intersectionality between all forms of sexual exploitation, including the public health crisis of pornography, the demand for commercial sexual exploitation, the abuse of children, and more. 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, a lawyer for more than 40 years, established the organization’s Law Center, to influence the law and our courts to ensure the values of human dignity are represented.

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, managing an office of prosecutors and working with the nation’s ninety-three United States Attorneys to initiate and coordinate federal prosecutions.

During his 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 throughout the world to speak about human trafficking and the harms of sexual exploitation.

Mr. Trueman lives just outside Washington, D.C., and is married to Laura Clay Trueman. Laura and Pat Trueman have three children.



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