Survivorship Webinar – Experiences of Torture among American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations Sex Trafficking Victims

Survivorship Webinar –  Experiences of Torture among American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations Sex Trafficking Victims

Survivorship webinars are open to everybody, not just Survivorship members, and are easy to join. If you can make a telephone call and click a button you are technically savvy enough to attend a Webinar. They are informal and survivor-friendly. You can take breaks if you need or ask for on-line or e-mail support if you get overwhelmed. They are informative and a great way to feel less isolated and they are totally private. There is no camera and you can choose any user name you wish.

Upcoming Webinar:


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.

REGISTRATION
Registration closes Thursday evening, October 9th, 2014

To reserve a space in the webinar, e-mail Shamai at shamai@survivorship.org   and give her this information:

1.Your name
2. The webinar you wish to attend: Experiences of Torture
3. Amount and method of payment  (check, PayPal, money order)
4. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions)
5. The name you will be using for the webinar. (This does not have to be your real name or your message board screen name.)

You will receive a confirmation email immediately and a guide and invitation after the registration closes

COST

Webinars are on a sliding scale from $50.00 to full scholarship (Please remember to factor in the cost of the telephone call.)

The PayPal button is near the bottom of the page

If you wish to pay by check please send it to: Survivorship, Family Justice Center, 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

FUTURE WEBINARS

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PAST WEBINARS
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Complete details on all our webinars are at
https://survivorship.org/survivorship-webinars/

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

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