This year Survivor Speak USA is proud to host the annual Anti-Trafficking Day at the Maine State House. The day will focus on reflecting & responding to the question: How do we create a Maine where survivors can thrive?
When: Thursday, January 10th, 2019 @ 9 am-12 pm
Where: Hall of Flags @ Maine State House, Augusta
This year’s program will focus broadly on ‘aftercare’ for survivors who have escaped a life of trafficking and sexual exploitation, but still navigate the enduring impacts and repercussions of their experiences—on their physical and mental health, economic opportunities, and families. We seek to draw attention to the myriad policy interventions, resources, and services that survivors need in order to forge a new pathway in life, beyond exploitation.
SSUSA speakers will focus on our bill to win vacatur—post-conviction relief—for survivors of trafficking & sexploitation, and why #VacaturIsFreedom for survivors.
• From 9:00 until noon: Visit tables and learn from a range of organizations working to end sex trafficking & sexual exploitation in Maine, as well as provide services to survivors.
• At 10 am: Hear survivors, providers, and allies speak on the topic of how we can create a Maine where survivors heal, thrive, and lead.
• Online: If you can’t be there in person, be sure to follow Survivor Speak USA on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #VacaturIsFreedom to see live video & updates. You can also join the conversation using the hashtag.
Contact Executive Director Dee Clarke with questions @ firstname.lastname@example.org.