Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, will be the featured speaker at the October 18, 2013, OWLS Fall Conference: “Exploitation of Women at Home and Abroad.”
Register now for the conference, which happens 1 pm to 5 pm Friday, October 18, at the Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway, Portland. Registration opens at 12:30 pm.
The oppression and exploitation of women is very much alive around the world, and Oregon is no exception. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheryl WuDunn will talk about her groundbreaking look into the tremendous impact empowering women can have both individually and globally.
Our panel will then explore a particularly tragic form of exploitation that is all too prevalent in Oregon: human trafficking. Internationally, it is a multi-billion-dollar business with implications for immigration, gender-based violence, human rights, sexual exploitation of women and children, public health, and slavery. Along with the legal aspects of these epic moral issues, OWLS hopes to move the discussion forward and help us all find ways to be part of the solution.
Here are the panelists:
- JR Ujifusa, Deputy District Attorney, Multnomah County; Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, focusing on federal sex trafficking crimes.
- Lena Sinha, Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC), Program Manager, Sexual Assault Resource Center.
- Christopher Killmer, Program Manager, Anti-Trafficking Division, Immigration Counseling Service.
Video recording of panelists sponsored by Naegeli Deposition and Trial.
Join us after the CLE for the fall reception at no additional cost. RSVP for the reception only by emailing Diane at OWLS.
Price: OWLS members $65. With signed book $80.