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Shattering Barriers Symposium

  • California Endowment Building 2000 Franlkin Street Oakland, CA 94612 USA (map)

S.H.A.D.E., (Survivors Healing, Advising and Dedicated to Empowerment) Movement is a survivor based advocacy organization which empowers survivors of sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and domestic violence. We believe that Survivor Leadership is paramount to creating positive change and empowerment within and outside of the anti-trafficking movement.

On Friday, January 11, 2019, we are holding our 2nd Annual, Shattering Barriers Symposium. A Human Trafficking Gathering on Male Victimization and Marginalization. This symposium continues to be the first of its kind provided to the public, in that it is 100 percent Survivor-thriver led, Survivor-thriver organized, and it features all Survivor-thriver speakers. We are excited to have secured a roster of Survivor-thriver expert speakers who possess years of experience as Abolitionists in the fight against modern-day slavery.

This is guaranteed to be a day full of inspiration and innovative learning!

This training symposium will be focused on barriers affecting boys and men who experienced trauma, and how we can understand and support the self-recovery process through a survivor informed, and trauma-informed lens.

All are welcome to register and attend this event, it is open to students, community members, service providers, law enforcement, the healthcare industry, and etc..

Light breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Registration starts at 8:30 am. The program starts at 9 am!

Keynote Speaker:

Russell Wilson, S.H.A.D.E Movement Consultant, Human Trafficking Expert, and Researcher

Featured Speakers/Trainer Include:

Panel Moderator: Holly Joshi, National Human Trafficking Expert, Curriculum Developer and Trainer with the National Criminal Justice Training Center, and Doctorate student

Jabali Smith, Author, Speaker and Founder of Well Child Foundation

Panel Moderator: Nat Paul, Freedom Network USA Individual Member and Policy Chair, National Survivor Network

Rafael Bautista, Survivor Advocate

Roderick Johnson, Human Trafficking Expert

Sarai Smith-Mazariegos, Executive Director, S.H.A.D.E Movement

Suleman Masood, Program Coordinator, H.E.A.T Watch-Alameda County District Attorney Office


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