The National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco Section's Scholarship for Survivors of Human Trafficking
On February 11, 2015 at the closing event of the SFCAHT's 2015 Awareness Campaign at the San Francisco Main Public Library, the National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco Section (NCJWSF) announced their newly created, "Nancy Surkin Memorial Scholarship for Survivors of Human Trafficking.”
Debra Surkin, daughter of Nancy Elliot Surkin, for whom the honor is named, presented to Sarai T. Smith-Mazariegos, Co-Founder of MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting & Serving Sexually Exploited Youth) the first two awards of this scholarship to youth human trafficking survivors, clients of MISSSEY. The scholarship will be awarded annually to survivors of human trafficking served in the Bay Area.
SFCAHT Committee Recruitment
SFCAHT is recruiting members for the following committees:
develop and coordinate SFCAHT training activities utilizing the Collaborative's multi-agency resources. click
review and update SFCAHT's bylaws, procedures, and resources
oversee the gathering and updating of SFCAHT's membership information
MISSSEY Training Institute
MISSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, Serving Sexually Exploited Youth)
Date/Time: To be arranged at your site or event
Location: To be arranged at your site or event
Contact Person: Beth Quiriarte
Contact Information: 510-251-2070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: MISSSEY’s Training Institute offers CSEC 101/awareness trainings and discipline-specific, in-depth trainings, for professionals who work with at-risk youth. These trainings are offered to social service providers, law enforcement personnel, child advocacy professionals, educators, and health care providers, by a cadre of skilled trainers that include MISSSEY’s staff and select professionals with substantial experience working with victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Any organization--government, non-government, community-based, educational--can request a training from MISSSEY. Fees are charged on a sliding scale.
At the SFCAHT's 2013 Human Trafficking Conference, the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women released an original video on the life of one San Francisco girl trafficked on streets throughout the Bay Area and Las Vegas. Click here to watch it now.
For more information about using this video in counseling, education and outreach efforts, please visit Child Sex Trafficking: A San Francisco Survivor's Story.
2015 Anti-Trafficking Teen Poster Contest Winner
San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang, District 4, assisted by Human Rights attorney and SFCAHT Steering Committee representative Rose M. Mukhar presented first prize to Grace Norcini of Woodside International High School of San Francisco for her poster on the theme, “Invisible But Not Forgotten.” Second prize was awarded to Nhu Thuan Dan (Rainie) and Linhan Fu (Teako), also from Woodside, and third place went to Kevin Huo of San Mateo High School.
2015 Winning Poster
2015 Modern Day Abolitionist Award Winners
January 12, 2015
Room 408 of the SF City Hall
Supervisor Katy Tang announced the award recipients and the achievements that lead to their recognition. Sergeant Antonio Flores, San Francisco Police Department, Special Victims Unit, handed out the Certificates from the SF Board of Supervisors to the award recipients.
2015 Modern-Day Abolitionist Award for Government Policy:
Dr. Emily Murase, Executive Director of the SF Department on the Status of Women
Modern-Day Abolitionist Award for Advocacy: Sharan Dhanoa, Coordinator of the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking
Modern-Day Abolitionist Award for Education:
Benita Hopkins, Director of Education, Love Never Fails
Freedom Seder to End Human Trafficking
SFCAHT's work presented at a Workshop during the UN Comission on the Status of Women's 59th NGO Parallel Session in New York