European Freedom Network
Oct
17
Oct 21

European Freedom Network

Rebecca is proud to partner with European Freedom Network and speak at their 2017 event

http://www.europeanfreedomnetwork.org/

More info to come


Crimes Against Women
May
22
May 26

Crimes Against Women

Rebecca Bender and Rebekah Charleston will be presenting "The Illusion of Choice" at the CCAW 2017

Build Beyond Conference 2017
May
15
May 17

Build Beyond Conference 2017

Build Beyond Conference 2017
May 15-17 • Indianapolis
Schrott Auditorium at Butler University

Click here to buy tickets

We are proud that two of our speakers will be presenting on Day 1 of this event. If this is your field or you want to learn more, join the 3 day event. 

Build Beyond is a comprehensive three-day training event that will equip you to care more effectively for survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. This annual training will help you adapt your professional skills to meet the unique needs of this population. By customizing your treatment approach, you will empower survivors to Build Beyond their current circumstances and past experiences to reach the life they desire.

Taught by survivors and subject matter experts, this conference will engage participants through lecture and experiential demonstrations. Build Beyond is ideal for mental health professionals currently working with survivors of domestic trafficking or individuals working toward licensure in counseling, therapy or social work. 

This conference offers a total of 18 Continuing Education credits for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC. Early bird pricing available until April 1. All ticket sales are final. Tickets are transferable but are non-refundable.

Build Beyond is hosted by Ascent 121 in partnership with Butler University and The Desmond Tutu Center. Ascent 121 provides long term trauma recovery services for teen survivors in Indiana. In 2016, they served 110 girls in residential and community-based programs.

Sponsored By:

California Women's Conference 2016
May
10
May 11

California Women's Conference 2016

Our team will be exhibitors at the 30th Annual California Women's Conference in Long Beach California

It is going to be a great couple of days celebrating and empowering women! 

If you can come out, be sure to stop by our table and get your photo taken on our red carpet! 

Conference topics will cover a spectrum of interests, including: Business, Health, Parenting, Finance, Personal Development, Beauty, Fitness, Charitable Service, and many more. There will be a variety of panel discussions, featuring highly esteemed leaders in their respective fields.
RBI GALA- A Night Of Honoring Heroes
Apr
29
5:00 pm17:00

RBI GALA- A Night Of Honoring Heroes

SAVE THE DATE

The Rebecca Bender Initiative Gala is a night of honoring heroes, of celebrating survivor leaders and the progress we have made to support survivors, and innovation at work in the fight to end human trafficking. More importantly, it’s a place for leaders and partners in this movement to join together in supporting continued growth at the Rebecca Bender Initiative, so that we never have to "waitlist" survivors in need of services. Funds from sponsorships, donations and an extraordinary auction support the Rebecca Bender Initiative, whose work shapes the future by building awareness, fostering growth and development for survivors, and changing the culture.

Dress for FREEdom Event in Portland
Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Dress for FREEdom Event in Portland

Rebecca has been invited to speak on the issues facing our youth at this incredible event. 

Girls attending will receive free prom dresses, alterations, nail art and more! 

Abolition Now and Adorned In Grace are two programs/models of the organization Compassion Connect. 

Register Here!

Gethsemane Lutheran Church at 11560 SE Market, Portland 97216.

CHICO STATE UNIVERSITY
Mar
29
6:30 pm18:30

CHICO STATE UNIVERSITY

Rebecca has been invited as keynote for the Chico State Student Club

STOP; Stop Trafficking Of Persons

More info to come

Wesleyan University Indiana
Mar
23
Mar 24

Wesleyan University Indiana

Rebecca will be sharing stories of overcoming exploitation bring awareness and education on the topic of Human Trafficking in America to the Wesleyan University community

Los Angeles Marathon Fundraiser
Mar
19
6:30 am06:30

Los Angeles Marathon Fundraiser

Luke is running to raise funds to fight Human Trafficking. We are honored to be among the many organizations he is supporting with his run. 

Go to https://www.lamarathon.com/participant-info/general-information for the general information on the marathon. 

Virginia Beach Justice Initiative
Mar
14
6:30 pm18:30

Virginia Beach Justice Initiative

Rebecca will be doing a training with the Virginia Beach Justice Initiative, their staff, advocates, and volunteers. 

Click here to learn more about VBJI

This event is not open to the public.

Fly Fishing Collaborative's Banquet Dinner
Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

Fly Fishing Collaborative's Banquet Dinner

Rebecca will be keynote in Portland at

Fly Fishing Collaborative's

Second Annual Fundraising Banquet

At The Multnomah Athletic Club. March 3rd, 5–9pm

Join us in making a difference. Fly Fishing Collaborative exists to bring sustainable livelihood to innocent children who are either at risk, or have been rescued from, the horrible injustice of sex trafficking. We do this by building (and providing on–going support of) sustainable aquaponics farms for safe houses and orphanages around the world, offering education and sustainable job opportunities for women from local safe-homes, and through a number of other justice based initiatives. 

Go to their website for more information: 

https://flyfishingcollaborative.org/banquet

 

Indiana Childrens Bureau
Feb
10
6:30 pm18:30

Indiana Childrens Bureau

This is a week long event hosted by the Indiana Children's Bureau

Rebecca Bender and Kathy Bryan will be speaking with high school students, community members, staff, law enforcement, government officials, ems on how to identify trafficking in their communities. 

Click here if interested in more information  

Savannah Traffick Jam 2017
Jan
28
9:00 am09:00

Savannah Traffick Jam 2017

Kathy Bryan will be presenting at Savannah Traffick Jam in Georgia during Human Trafficking Awareness Month

This event is open to social workers, community members, law enforcement, business owners, school teachers and administrators, and legal professionals. Click here to register.

Check out their Facebook page

Transforming Culture 17'  Phoenix AZ
Jan
20
8:00 am08:00

Transforming Culture 17' Phoenix AZ

Rebecca is going to be part of this dynamic event.

Topics covered range from family to business, government to religion and how to transform your areas of influence. 

For more information go to their website

White As Snow Gala
Jan
13
7:00 pm19:00

White As Snow Gala

Kathy Bryan has been invited to Keynote this incredible gala that is helping give a voice to survivors of Human Trafficking. If you are in the Monroe, LA area, come out for an incredible evening. 

For more information, and to purchase tickets click here

Or go to their Facebook Page

Sex Trafficking 101
Dec
2
12:30 pm12:30

Sex Trafficking 101

Mabel Liskey Pavilion 2865 Daggett Street, Klamath Falls OR 97601

SOLD OUT!! Unfortunately the training is sold out, but you can still join. We will have this event live streamed into the room across the hall from where the training is taking place. All overflow is welcome to join without registering. 
Thank you!

Training is geared towards law enforcement, medical, victim services, DHS, social service providers, educators and faith community. Participants will learn about the dynamics of sex trafficking, victim identification red flags, risk factors, preventive school based programs, intervention, trauma informed care service models, and best practices.