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Date: Sunday October 12th, 2014
Time: 5pm PT/8pm EDT
Presenter: Dr. Alexandra (Sandi) Pierce
Topic: Experiences of Torture among American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations Sex Trafficking Victims
The purpose of this webinar is to provide information on the role of torture in breaking, prostituting, and controlling young American Indian sex trafficking victims. Historical and current factors are described to increase participants’ understanding of Native girls’ extreme vulnerability to sex traffickers, the interaction between historical trauma and current vulnerabilities, and victims’ complex trauma responses.
Dr. Alexandra (Sandi) Pierce is an applied sociologist of Onondowagah (Seneca) and European descent. She is the principal investigator and author of Shattered Hearts, the first research report ever published in the U.S. on the commercial sexual exploitation of American Indian girls and women. Sandi holds Master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Sociology and is founder and President of Othayonih Research, an independent applied research and evaluation firm. She is a member of the American Psychological Association’s and the State of Minnesota’s Human Trafficking Task Forces. She is also an active member of a national coalition of domestic sex trafficking survivor-leaders. Sandi’s current research, a partnership with Dr. Lauren Martin, Research Director at the University of Minnesota’s University Research and Community Outreach/Engagement Center, focuses on the market aspects of juvenile sex trafficking in Minneapolis.
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