Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Backyard Academy


Happening in cities across the U.S. and abroad, the Backyard Academy is an exciting 3-day crash course into the modern-day Abolitionist Movement.

Join fellow Abolitionists in the moving main-stage plenaries, and then choose a specific track of break-out sessions that aligns with your unique interests. You'll earn a Certificate of Completion, and leave educated, informed, and inspired to take action!

Don't miss this first-of-its-kind opportunity to get equipped in the modern-day Abolitionist movement.


1) Colorado Springs, CO
November 29 - December 1, 2010
8:00AM - 5:00PM each day (optional evening events)
Registration cost: $99/person (not including housing or food)
NFS partner: Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
For more information, CLICK HERE

2) Redmond, WA (near Seattle)
January 17 - 19, 2011
8:00AM - 5:00PM. each day (optional evening events)
NFS partner: Overlake Christian Church
For more information, CLICK HERE

3) San Diego, CA/Tijuana, MX
February 7 - 9, 2011
8:00AM - 5:00PM each day (optional evening events)
NFS partner: Youth With a Mission (YWAM)
For more information, CLICK HERE

For more info visit
or email The Academy (

Webinar Opportunity

Abolition Classroom is an effort to make timely and critical information, lectures, and trainings on anti-trafficking more available/accessible via the web. Using user-friendly web conferencing software, we are organizing a series of events which cover an array of topics. Some of the web-events will be fee based and others will be free.

Our first event is on Friday, Nov 19th, titled "A Model for Healing: A Survivor's Story, Healing Strategies and Next Steps" from 10-12pm PST. Our friend and supporter, Minh Dang will conduct the session online. There is a $10 fee for the talk and you can register to attend/learn more here:

I hope that you will attend as well as share this with your friends, family, colleagues and networks. There are easy Facebook, twitter and other network sharing buttons on the site. We hope to "see" you there!

Best wishes,


Monday, September 20, 2010

Documentary: Sexual Exploitation in the United States

Viewing of the new, critically acclaimed "The Playground"

Tuesday, October 5th
6pm-9pm (Movie actually begins at 6:45pm)
19010 1st Ave. South Burien, WA 98148
$12 per person

EWOP is getting a group together to go and view this movie about the sexual exploitation of young girls throughout the US. Follow this link below and buy your ticket.

Click on the Trailer Link if you would like to watch a preview of the movie. (This has some mature content so please watch who you are viewing this with.)



Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cup of Compassion

"Cup of Compassion" - Pouring Out Hope Regarding Modern Day Slavery

Where: Cascade Community Church
14377 Fryelands Blvd SE Monroe, WA 98272 Driving Directions
When: Friday October 8, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Greetings! You are invited to an evening of fresh brewed fair trade coffees and chocolates! Enjoy these treats in a music-filled setting while you are informed regarding the issue of human trafficking.

*MEN, WOMEN, FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS WELCOME!(not suitable for young children to attend)

Please click on the link below for specific event information and to register. There is no set fee for this event, however, we ask that you make a donation at the door.

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We would love to see you at this relaxing, informative, and hope-filled evening!

Carrie Gendron
Cascade Community Church Women's Ministry

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Get Involved Locally TODAY!

People often ask how our group has been involved locally. I believe that one of the BEST ways to help is to start participating on a government level. We had a small group of women travel to meet with their state's representatives last year, and it has PAID OFF! They shared their stories, their hearts, and their passions and helped convince people that the following bill was WORTH supporting. Many thanks to the women from EWOP that took the time to share their passion!

YOU CAN STILL HELP!! Please take this chance to GET INVOLVED!
Please take a second to read the email below and call your SENATOR!

THIS MONDAY, September 20th is the Child Protection Compact Act National Call-in Day, so please mark it on your calendar to call your Senators to ask them to vote YES on the CPCA once it reaches the floor!

Visit the call-in day site for a sample script and video to make this call super easy: Simply read from the sample script and let your voice be heard. (It's not hard and they won't ask you a ton of questions.) :) It IS making a difference!

Dear Friends,
I’m writing with an exciting update! Next Tuesday, September 21, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) is scheduled to “mark-up” the Child Protection Compact Act! [Check it out! You can watch the hearing live at 2:15 EST at:] This is the Committee’s chance to make amendments to the bill and pass it out of committee. Once the CPCA is passed out of the SFRC, it can go to the Senate floor for a vote.

This is very exciting! And it would not have happened without all of your work to make this issue a priority for your Representatives and Senators. More than 1,000 of you have attended meetings with Congressional offices, and we can’t thank you enough—for all the lobby meetings, the calls you’ve made, and the postcards you’ve collected. Your efforts are making a difference!

But we’re not done yet! Here’s what still needs to happen: The SFRC needs to pass the bill out of committee on 9/21 so the full Senate can vote on it.
September 20th is the Child Protection Compact Act National Call-in Day, so please mark it on your calendar to call your Senators to ask them to vote YES on the CPCA once it reaches the floor! Visit the call-in day site for a sample script and video to make this call super easy:

On the House side, one of two things needs to happen. The House can either pass their version of the CPCA out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC)so the full House can vote on the bill, OR once the CPCA passes in the Senate, the House can choose to take up the Senate version of the bill and simply vote on that one instead. The latter option is certainly the easier and faster option, especially with the Senate moving quickly on the bill. The next HFAC hearing is scheduled for September 30, but the CPCA is not yet officially on the agenda. Things are moving quickly, so we’ll keep you updated on the House process and any other important developments.

Thank you again for all of your hard work and support!!


Eileen Campbell, Director of Justice Campaigns

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Toast Against Trafficking

A Toast Against Trafficking
Saturday, October 2nd * 6:30 PM
Hollywood Schoolhouse, Woodinville

You are invited to join the OCC Business Team in raising awareness and resources to launch the Business Training Center working with our Outreach Center to complete the support of girls and guys rescued out of sex slavery and into an empowered path of healing, recovery and alternative sustainable employment. Enjoy great wines from Woodinville Wineries, music, mingling, and opportunities to hear about opportunities to impact this cause. $25 per individual/ $40 per couple. Tickets available online at

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Engendering Hope

An eye-opening, engaging event to bring hope to vulnerable women and girls around the world. They are vulnerable to exploitation, wasted potential and human trafficking. Hear God's heart for them and grow your vision for how to help.

Featuring: David Eller, World Concern President; Meredith Long, International Program Director; and leaders of our work in Africa, Asia, and Haiti.
● Keynote sessions
● Interactive Bible study
● Q&A with international panel
● Breakout workshops and hands-on sessions
● Simulation game about living in poverty
● Sri Lanka War Children exhibit
● Time to mingle, confer, pray, and worship
together. Prayer breakfast and lunch included
● Free-will offering will be taken to bless women
around the world.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

CRISTA Ministries/World Concern Campus
19303 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, Washington
8am: Prayer Breakfast
9am-5pm: Conference

$25 person ($15 per student)
Register before September 6th and receive the $5 off Early-bird discount

Registration packets available soon.
For more info, call (206) 546-7396 or go to