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Volume 1, Issue 6 October 2010


Ending Slavery in Ohio Town Hall Meeting:

Inside this Issue: Ending Slavery in Ohio Town Hall


Panel Discussion & Panelists


Creative Ideas to End HT


Creative Ideas to End HT


Join the Fight !


Campaign Timeline


Missing Children Ad



Phone: 216-651-9601 E-mail:

We’re on the Web! “Despite the development of even the most comprehensive services, the best way to assist survivors of trafficking is to prevent them from becoming victims. prevention must take a dual approach, reducing both supply-side factors in countries where trafficking originates and demand-side factors in countries of destination.” Rachel Shigekane,

The Human Rights Center University of California, Berkeley

A Discussion about Human Trafficking Thursday, November 18, 2010 6:30pm – 8:00pm Case Western Reserve University Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations – Room 115 11401 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 Details: Please park in the Cornell-Mayfield parking garage – Lot #34. For detailed directions, visit Click on Patients & Visitors UH Construction Corner Alternate Driving Routes. For more information, contact Erin Michel at (614) 461-4484 or Or Renee Jones at 216-651-9601. Sponsored by: National Association of Social Workers-Ohio Chapter, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences-Case Western Reserve University, Renee Jones Empowerment Center, Ohio Abolitionist Coalition. Join us for the Advocacy 101 Training from 6:00pm- 6:20pm in Room 105!                                            Panel Discussion Welcome: Dean Grover C. Gilmore, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Opening Statement & Introductions: Erin Michel, National Association of Social Workers-Ohio Chapter Renee Jones, Renee Jones Empowerment Center  Moderator:

Renee Jones, Renee Jones Empowerment Center


EleSondra DeRomano, STARS Program Kirsti Mouncey, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Karen Walsh, Collaborative Initiative Against Human Trafficking Senator Timothy Grendell, District 18 Senator Teresa Fedor, District 11 Rick McGinnis, Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Reception to Follow

CREATIVE IDEAS TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING  1340 West 65th Street Front Cleveland, OH 44102

Advocacy •

Call police stations to inquire if law enforcement is considering women as po‐ tential victims of trafficking when there are “prostitution sweeps”  • Encourage enforcement of existing laws & to train officers to recognize           victims  • Host a letter writing party  • Investigate pending immigration legislation & impact on trafficking  • Monitor legislation at state, national & international level  • Prosecute & increase consequences for purchasers of sex  • Train people to be court advocates for victims of trafficking 

Phone: 216-651-9601 Email:

Campaign Timeline Phase One- Start Date May 2010: Innovative and aggressive marketing campaign through social networking, radio, print, television and collaborative partnerships, and street outreach. Phase 2- Start Date July 2010: Presentations to groups by means of multiple media, statistics and customized Drama Productions available to: Churches & Faith Based Organizations Public Schools Private Schools Colleges Community Groups

Presentations currently available on evenings & Weekends.

Join The fight

Awareness Raising & Education  Church/Parish  • Ask Church to include a prayer for victims of trafficking  • Educate clergy – provide resources materials for Pastors  • Host a prayer Breakfast to raise awareness  • Invite speakers to churches  • Organize network of churches  • Place announcements in church bulletins 

Community Based    • • • • • • • • •

Create a sign with 800 number for victims‐place in restrooms, buses, ect..  Educate refugees & immigrants in community (English classes & empowerment)  Educate homeless young adults about coercion, sex for money, ect.  Host an art show with works from trafficking survivors  Host a movie night  Put up posters in multiple languages in public places  Start a Book Club  Start small group to learn about trafficking  Support education among families 

Personal • • • •

Educate ourselves about local & global international situation  Learn about available services information in case someone asks for help  Read/listen to stories between the lines for signs of trafficking  Share information about human trafficking with family & friends 

Age –progressed to 18 years

Name: Shanta Minor Sex: Female DOB: 5/31/1994 Missing From: Denver Missing Date: 12/11/2009 6:00:00 PM Race: Biracial Ht: 5’06 ” Wt: 115 Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown CONTACT: Denver Police Department (Colorado) 1-720-913-2000 Both photos shown are of Shanta. She may be in the company of and adult male relative. Shanta is biracial. She is American Indian and White.

Name: Victor Shoemaker Sex: Male Missing From: Kirby Missing Date: 5/1/1994 Race: White Ht: 4’00 ” Wt: 40 Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde CONTACT: West Virginia State Police - Missing Persons Unit 1-304-822-3561 He was last seen playing with children in the woods near Short Mountain. He left the group and has not been seen since. He was last seen wearing red shorts and a red T-shirt.

Age –progressed to 19 years



Name: Yoni Hernandez Sex: Male DOB: 10/30/1990 Missing From: Vandalia Missing Date: 7/29/2006 2:00:00 AM Race: Hispanic Ht: 5’02” Wt: 118 Eyes: Brown Hair: Black CONTACT: Fayette County Sheriff's Office (Illinois) 1-618-283-2141 He was last seen on July 29, 2006. He may still be in the local area, or he may have traveled to Chicago, Illinois, or Los Angeles, California.

October 2010 - StreetWise Newsletter  

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