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April 2016

Shamere McKenzie speaks at the JuST Faith Summit

Our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, will be one of the many speakers of the JuST Faith Summit.  The JuST Faith Summit draws on the success and leadership of Shared Hope International’s annual JuST Conference to bring learning and action to the faith community. Learn from survivors, law enforcement, prosecutors, recovery ministries, and experienced restoration home providers about the critical need to engage the church in this battle. Click here to register for the conference now.

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Start: April 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
End: April 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Northland, A Church Distributed
530 Dog Track Rd
Longwood, FL 32750 United States

September 2016

UDC Human Trafficking Awareness Training

Sun Gate is happy to partner with Airline Ambassadors on this training at the University of District of Colombia. More than 100,000 are children are in danger of being trafficked in the U.S. alone. Globally, there are 20 million victims enslaved today, more than at any other time in history. It is a sad fact that traffickers often use the speed and convenience of commercial air travel. Please join airport, government and NGO leaders and trafficking survivors at this important training…

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Start: September 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
End: September 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC , 20008

Equip For Freedom Conference

The Cornerstone Church in partnership with Shared Hope International and the Defenders USA is hosting the Equip for Freedom Conference. Speakers include: Beth Grant, Co-founder and Director of Project Rescue Vincent DeVivo, Community Outreach Specialist for the United States Attorney’s Office Shamere McKenzie, CEO Sun Gate Foundation

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Start: September 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am
End: September 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

2nd Annual Fort Bragg Special Victims Summit

Our CEO, Shamere McKenzie will take part in the 2nd Annual Fort Bragg Special Victims Summit. Other speakers include: Billy West, Cumberland County District Attorney (Keynote) Sharon W. Cooper, MD, Developmental & Forensic Pediatrics, PA Dr. Richard R. Barbaro, DDS, Forensic Odontologist Wanda Allen-Hubert, SHARP Program Manager Summit is for all interested Medical Personnel, Law Enforcement, Legal, Victim Advocacy, SARCs, FAP, Behavioral Health Providers, Social Workers, First Responders and Command Teams.

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Start: September 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End: September 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

3rd Annual Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit

“While the problem of sexual exploitation is as immense as ever, opportunities to take new ground abound. Now, more than ever, the burgeoning movement to end sexual exploitation needs to be energized, equipped, encouraged, and inspired. Your experience and leadership is vital to harnessing that energy, equipping emerging leaders, and inspiring the next generation to dream of a world free from sexual exploitation. Please join us for the 3rd annual Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit and share your voice…

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Start: September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End: October 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

October 2016

Commemorating UN Day 2016: One Humanity, Shared Responsibility

Join the three DC graduate chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® for a discussion of global human trafficking. Panelist includes:  Shamere McKenzie, CEO, Sun Gate Foundation, Survivor Leader Sarah Bendtsen, Domestic Policy Advisor, Shared Hope International Anna Patrick, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of State Joy Robertson, DC Community Engagement Fellow, U.S. Fund for UNICEF Rachel Bowen Pittman, Senior Director of Membership and Programs, UNA-USA   FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC    

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Start: October 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am
End: October 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

November 2016

JuST Conference 2016

“This unforgettable and nationally renowned conference features today’s most pressing issues facing professionals and advocates in the anti-trafficking field. Workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, case studies and lessons learned in the areas of investigation, prosecution and therapeutic services. With new speakers and an array of powerful new workshops, JuST 2016 will inspire action and educate attendees on how to tackle juvenile sex trafficking from all sides.” Our CEO, Shamere McKenzie is amongst the presenters for this years…

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Start: November 9, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End: November 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

March 2017

The African American Struggle for Justice and the Challenge of Slavery in the 21st Century

On March 6,7,and 8, 2017 Tougaloo will host a path breaking  conference in collaboration with Historians Against Slavery and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Our CEO, Shamere McKenzie is one of the presenters.  Click Here for Conference Draft (PDF) This conference brings together highly accomplished academicians, serious activists, and highly engaged student leaders for three days of deliberation designed to establish Tougaloo College’s Institute of Modern Slavery and Antislavery Studies This Institute is charged with developing innovative programs…

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Start: March 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am
End: March 8, 2017 @ 12:45 pm
Venue: Tougaloo College

Engaging the Survivor Community in Advocacy, Healing and Criminal Justice

Police, prosecutors and communities in the United States are experiencing a transformation in the way they view commercial sexual exploitation, and these shifting perspectives are affecting law enforcement’s response to prostitution and sex trafficking. This two-day conference brings together the professional community to engage with the survivor community. It is only through input and collaboration that survivor leaders, and their professional allies – law enforcement, attorneys, social workers, judges, legislators – can learn to be effective in combating commercial sexual…

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Start: March 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am
End: March 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Blank Rome LLP Classroom (Rm 102)

The Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda

            The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is presenting Congressional staffers and members of the Executive branch with “The Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda” in a National Briefing at the U.S. Capitol on March 20, 2017. NCOSE is bringing in top experts on areas of exploitation to educate and outline policy recommendations to address the FULL spectrum of sexual exploitation. While this event is for Members of Congress and their staff, it is also complimentary…

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Start: March 20, 2017 @ 1:00 am
End: March 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Venue: US Capitol Visitor’s Center Auditorium
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