There are two updates to this post.
First, David Arquette will be skyping into the Wednesday event.
Second, the time and ticket link for Google has been updated.
WASHINGTON – Elizabeth Peace, Mrs. Virginia America and child advocate, has been invited to sit on two panels in Washington, D.C., tackling the difficult topic of human trafficking. Peace is a former journalist, a young adult author and a communications director on Capitol Hill.
WHERE: Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Room A5, 901 G St. NW, Washington, DC
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Registration Begins at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: GOOGLE, 25 Massachusetts Ave NW #900, Washington, DC
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are free.
The Child Labor Coalition, Aapne Aap, Changing Cases and Prevent Child Abuse New York will present SOLD, the movie adaption of Patricia McCormick’s novel. Based on true stories of child exploitation, SOLD follows one child’s journey from Nepal to a brothel. This is a must-see movie for those who don’t understand trafficking and those in the fight against trafficking.
Following the screening, Peace will join the panel on stage for a Q&A.
While competing at Mrs. Virginia, and continuing onto Mrs. America in August, Peace promoted her platform of preventing child sexual abuse, and talked about her work with non-profit national organizations that prevent abuse and trafficking, and teach parents and community leaders how to prevent child sexual abuse and how to respond if abuse does occur. Peace has been a facilitator for Darkness to Light for four years after her family went through a difficult and personal experience with abuse. Peace won the title of Mrs. Congeniality while competing at the national pageant in Las Vegas.
|WARNING SIGNS OF:
Child Abuse/Sex Trafficking
- In relationships with significantly older people
- Has unexplained money/expensive presents
- Talks about wild parties & invites others to attend
- Signs of physical abuse such as burn marks or bruises
- Sexualized behavior
- Secretive/withdrawn, depressed or distracted
- Unexplained absences from class
- New tattoo (pimps way of branding)
- Sleeping on work premise
- Subjected to abduction, assault or rape
- Be forced, intimidated or coerced into providing sex
- Displays a limited amount of clothing, which is sexual
- Displays substance misuse
- Restriction of movement or confinement
- Debt Bondage
- Dependence on employer for services
- Withholding of wages or excessive wage reductions
- Withholding of documents e.g. passport
- Never leave the house without the ‘employer’
- Forced to work excessive hours
- Have no private space, no bedroom
- Be malnourished