How do we grow together to Make 2020 the Year of Justice?
Your commitment to bringing justice to the women, children and men who have experienced human trafficking has changed many lives. With your support, we have impacted an estimated 180 survivors and their family members in a few short years.
As ALIGHT comes up to our 5th year anniversary, we continue our exciting expansion. With critical partnerships and exciting programs with such organizations as the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the American Bar Association (ABA), we are investing in reaching more survivors and bringing more resources to the fight. The only way to rise to the need is to scale impact.
Before January ends, mark this #NationalHumanTraffickingAwarenessMonth by joining us!
- Participate: Check out our events (see opportunities below) and get in touch.
- Step Up as a Survivor Champion: Educate yourself on the issues so you can be an empathetic and informed advocate for the most vulnerable (visit our website here).
- Become a Changemaker: Join ALIGHT as a monthly donor to help us plan and implement expansion (signup here).
In Full Light,
The ALIGHT Team
ALIGHT exists to unlock a fresh start for survivors. We ENVISION a world where every human trafficking survivor connects to a mobilized legal network to rebuild and thrive.
FEBRUARY 6, 2020
NORTHERN COLORADO HUMAN TRAFFICKING SYMPOSIUM, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORT COLLINS, CO
ALIGHT is pleased to be invited to present on “Legal Rights and Needs: How to Help Survivors Connect to Lawyers who can Fight for their Rights.” The second annual symposium will feature keynote speakers Bradley Myles of Polaris and Megan Lundstrom of Free Our Girls, who is a close partner and collaborator in our program. The previous symposium brought hundreds of service providers, community members, professionals and students, as well as leading national and international activists and survivor-leaders.
Details and tickets here.
FEBRUARY 7, 2020
ALIGHT is honored to collaborate with the NASW to bring this online training to the national membership. “Human Trafficking: Strengthening Legal and Social Worker Collaborative Approaches” addresses specific issues in screening and needs assessment related to connecting the survivor to appropriate legal representation, as well as practical tips for how to support survivor empowerment and communication with legal professionals.
Presented by the ALIGHT Team:
- Rachel Swartzendruber, LCSW, CACII
- Talie Watzman, MSW
- Marianna Kosharovsky, JD
Join us on Friday, February 7th at 11 am MT (1 pm ET)! Register here.
FEBRUARY 13, 2020
488th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MILE HIGH CLUB, THE DENVER COUNTRY CLUB, DENVER, CO
ALIGHT is honored to be invited to present “Human Trafficking: Hiding In Plain Sight” at this venerable institution that has welcomed speakers since 1902. Previous speakers include Presidents Woodrow Wilson and George H.W. Bush, as well as Governor John Hickenlooper.
Learn more and register here.
MARCH 12, 2020 ALIGHT’S BIRTHDAY
ALIGHT turns 5 years old this year!
Stay tuned for more details on the celebration.
The American Bar Association has invited ALIGHT to submit a report on our technology model for engaging pro bono attorneys nationally in anti-human trafficking efforts. We are honored and thrilled to be a part of supporting the legal community’s critical work fighting for justice for survivors.
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