The Diversity Board at Rouge Community College's goal is to Increase student and staff awareness and understanding of diversity issues at Rogue Community College campuses. The highlighted issue they are addressing due to the pressing need is Human Trafficking. Elle Snow will come and shed light on the realities from a Survivor perspective.
More info Coming Soon.
To Learn more about them, check this out!
Investigative Discovery and Tamron Hall is airing "It Could've Been Me" - Rebecca Bender and Bekah Charleston's story of being trafficked. You do not want to miss this segment on trafficking in America only on Deadeline: Crime
7pm PST/ 10pm EST *check your local listings
Ever wonder what was Rebecca's mom thinking was happening? Why didn't the Federal Investigator "rescue" them? BOTH are being interviewed in this exclusive interview.
Mark your calendars!
Region VII EMS, Emergency Medical Services, is an alliance of six EMS Systems, which consist of 15 hospitals, 115 fire departments & ambulance services, and nearly 5000 EMS providers who Rebecca will share her knowledge and expertise with to improve our medical community!
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What: Motorcycle Raffle (You do NOT need to be present to win!)
Who: YOU could win!
When: September 16th, 2017
Where: The Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe - Eureka, California
Why: Proceeds go to RBI and Game Over
RBI is speaking at this 47th Annual Trauma and EMS Conference
Where: Little America Hotel in Cheyenne, WY
When: August 10th
The Wyoming Office of Emergency Medical Services and the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault are committed to ensuring that Wyoming's healthcare community is ready to recognize and care for human trafficking victims, and to helping end human trafficking. We are partnering together with the Rebecca Bender Initiative, to provide two special sessions on the subject of identifying and helping victims of human trafficking at the 47th Annual Trauma and EMS Conference on August 10, 2017, at the Little America Hotel, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The two sessions are offered free of charge and no registration is required.
If you would like to attend the participate in the entire 47th Annual Trauma and EMS Conference, we would love to have you join us!! You can register for the conference at:
Build Beyond Conference 2017
May 15-17 • Indianapolis
Schrott Auditorium at Butler University
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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.
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.
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.
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
Rebecca has been invited to share at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California.
This event is open to the public
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:
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.
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