May 15, 2014

Press Conference on Ending Sexual Exploitation Held in Washington, DC

United leaders against pornography discussed issue

Washington, DC A diverse spectrum of leaders from around the country, brought together as members of the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation, discussed the issue of pornography and the pervasive influence sexual exploitation has on our society. The Coalition also announced their summit, held on May 16-17 in Tysons Corner, VA, hosted by Morality in Media.

Featured speakers included experts Dr. Donald L. Hilton, acclaimed neurosurgeon and researcher on the addictive nature of pornography; Dr. Gail Dines, leading feminist activist, author, and scholar; Dr. Mary Anne Layden, the director of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program at the University of Pennsylvania; former porn film producer Donny Pauling; and Clay Olsen, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Fight the New Drug.

The summit will bring together groups from all facets of this universal movement—from feminists to faith-based groups—who recognize and understand the varied harms of pornography and all forms of sexual exploitation.

“This conference will be the most important educational and empowering event in the battle against pornography and exploitation,” said Dawn Hawkins, conference organizer and Executive Director of Morality in Media.  “It will provide new anti-exploitation leaders critical information to sustain their efforts and build a united movement around the nation.”

Leaders will be trained in the latest research and strategies with the opportunity to network with others from around the world and help to develop strategies to end sexual exploitation. These organizations will be strengthened through expert training in media, fundraising, digital strategies and public speaking.

Registration and event information can be found at the Summit website.

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation is focused on uniting the efforts of organizations and leaders across the nation to solve and end the complex social issue of sexual exploitation and its associated companion—pornography.

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