Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Throughout the 2014/2015 academic year, The Learning Institute: Global Well-Being and Social Change will be offering a number of workshops and presentations around the theme of EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN. Brief descriptions of these thematic events are described below.

The Learning Institute is possible due to the following support:

CCERP: Center for Public Scholarship and Social Change
Department of Educational Foundations
Department of Sociology
Noonan Fund
President's Commission on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion                                                                                                                          University Theme Committee: Scholars in the Classroom                                                                                                                                   Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences                                                                                                                                                        CDRE: Center for Disaster Research and Education 

TrickedSeptember 17, 2014

Tricked Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion                                                     

Tricked explores modern-day slavery in the United States. Meet the pimps, the johns, the police, the parents, and the victims in this eye-opening documentary on sex-trafficking. Panel discussion to follow.

The Ware Center, Steinman Hall
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free but advance ticketing to attend event is required (contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-872-3811 to reserve your tickets or reserve online at  http://muticketsonline.com


October 22, 2014

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Presented by GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Services)     GEMS
Learn best practices in programming and prevention, criminal behaviors and market forces that instigate the supply, demand, and motivation of trafficking, as well as federal and local laws.

Student Memorial Center, Rm 24                                                                                                                                                                        9:00am-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $74 (6 CEUs); $10 students. Light refreshments and materials provided.


Nick MironNovember 18, 2014

Violence Against Women: Oppression, Privilege, and Prevention                                                              

Mr. Nick Miron, Racial & Gender Equality Advocate, YWCA Lancaster 

This workshop will focus on the endemic levels of violence that women experience in the U.S. and around the world; its causes; its pervasiveness, as well as its prevention. Looking beyond the statistics and data, participants will engage in a variety of media and experiential activities to gain insight to the role privilege and oppressino play in violence, and the manifestation of sexism, the root case of violence against women, in teh media, education, government, and more.

Student Memorial Center, Rm 24
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 (3 CEUs); $5 for students 



December 4, 2014

Exploitation on the Internet-NetSmartz                                                                                                

Karen Mansfield, Assistant District Attorney for the SVU Unit, will be discussing the importance of internet safety and the risks it entails for today's youth. A discussion of how predators "groom" youth online, as well as opportunities for prevention and education will be covered. Panel discussion to follow.

Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall                                                                                                                   6:00  - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free but advance ticketing to attend event is required (Contact MU Ticketing Office at 717-872-3811 to reserve your tickets or reserve online at http://muticketsonline.com


February 11, 2015

'The Willing Victim' Holly Austin Smith

Holly Austin Smith is a survivor of child sex trafficking and an advocate against all forms of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Holly will share her personal story of being trafficked for commercial sex at age fourteen; she also discusses many dynamics related to the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the U.S.  FREE copy of Holly's book, The Willing Victim to first 25 registrants!

Student Memorial Center, Rm 24
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $25(2 CEUs); $5 for MU Students


Shared Hope

March 18, 2015

Collaborative Community Sex Trafficking Identification & Response Training, Shared Hope International

This comprehensive training is designed to build a collaborative response among law enforcement, prosecutors, juvenile justice, service providers, community and youth advocates to fight against human trafficking. Learn about key indicators of trafficking, methods of pimp control and recruitment, trauma response and service provision, state legislation, and practical action steps. 

Student Memorial Center, Rm 24
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $75 (6 CEUs); $10 for MU Students
Light refreshments and materials are included.



April 13, 2015

Sex-Trafficking at the Federal Level                    

Join us as we take a look at how the federal government responds to sex-trafficking, both internationally and domestically.

Student Memorial Center, Rm 24                                                                                                                     6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 (3 CEUs); $5 for students

Contact MU Ticketing office at 717-871-5522 or visit www.MUTicketsOnline.com