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,