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
Groups from Southern Oregon have invited Rebecca to share about the issue of Human Trafficking and how community members can be part of the solution.
Rebecca has been invited as keynote for the Chico State Student Club
STOP; Stop Trafficking Of Persons
More info to come
Save The Date
Rebecca has been invited to share at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California.
This event is open to the public
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.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church at 11560 SE Market, Portland 97216.
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.
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.
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.
Rebecca Bender and Rebekah Charleston will be presenting "The Illusion of Choice" at the CCAW 2017
Rebecca is proud to partner with European Freedom Network and speak at their 2017 event
More info to come
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.
700 Club has invited Rebecca to share her story of redemption. Look for details about the airing of this episode in our newsletter.
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:
Rebecca will be sharing at Grants Pass High School about the dangers of Human Trafficking
Rebecca will be speaking at Northwest Christian University Chapel.
Chapel is at the Morse Event Center
REBECCA will be preaching on Sunday at 10am
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
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
Rebecca will be Keynote for this event at Wichita State University
Advocate and leader, Chelan Russ will be bringing awareness and human trafficking education to the students at Horizon Christian High School
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.
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.
Join Rebecca at the Unlikely Heroes Gala, a night of recognizing heros
Please join us on Saturday, November 12th at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, Texas for our 4th annual Recognizing Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala. You won’t want to miss this red carpet event hosted by Nikki Reed and Anjelah Johnson! Get ready for an unforgettable evening featuring live musical performances, auction & VIP cocktail reception.
Purchase Tickets Here
Rebecca will be speaking at the Phoenix Rotary Gala
Location: Phoenix Country Club - 2901 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception
7:00 – 8:00 Program and Dinner
8:00 – 8:15 Dancing, Dessert and “Speakeasy” Opens
10:00 – Fireworks
The theme of this event is Great Gatsby. To purchase tickets click here
Proceeds to be directed to Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network and related programs/projects including TRUST (Training & Resources United to Stop Trafficking), AZMEN, CSI (Community Schools Initiative), ALWAYS (Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services) fighting sex trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Kathy Bryan will be training medical professionals from counties across Michigan on how they are a first line of detection in accessing Human Trafficked Victims.
Kathy Bryan will be sharing insights, protocols, and cues with EMS professionals at the Canaan Valley Resort.
More Information to follow
AAUW Ashland has invited Rebecca to speak at their branch meeting. She will be sharing what Human Trafficking looks like in our nation, how to help stop the problem, and be part of the solution.
Where: The Diversions Room at Southern Oregon University’s Stevenson Union Building (1250 Siskiyou Blvd)
We are so excited, and thankful to announce that Roadmap To Redemption will now be available in Bulgarian!
EMS in Albuquerque will hear Rebecca share how she was unwittingly trapped into a life she never dreamed possible and how traffickers target and control their victims. She will describe how pre-hospital providers and emergency department personnel can identify victims and intervene on their behalf. Those attending will leave the session with a new understanding and appreciation from the victim’s perspective, as well as practical tools to make a difference.
Where: The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque~330 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
For more info go to http://www.nasemso.org/
To see the featured speakers go to: https://www.nasemso.org/Meetings/Annual/Fall-Meeting-Speakers-2016.asp