Stop Human Trafficking Committee

Stop Human Trafficking Committee Purpose 

The Stop Human Trafficking Committee exists to effectively engage in anti-trafficking efforts. Our focus is community collaboration, awareness and advocacy.

Junior League of Portland's Human Trafficking Documentary

You also can now view the film online at vimeo.com/juniorleague/waitingforthelight

Thanks to all of the community members that made our Documentary Premiere on 1/12 so successful! We showed the film to a completely packed Mission Theater and heard from a distinguished panel of speakers. The panel included: 

Introduction by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

Davonna Livingston (Multnomah County CEASE-IT)

Natalie Swartzendruber (Multnomah County CEASE-IT)

Miles Dodge (Multnomah County CEASE-IT)

Allyson Ford (Multnomah County CEASE-IT)

Assistant DA Scott Kerin

We also held a free community screening at the Hollywood Theater on 4/18! 

Awareness is key to ending sex trafficking in our community. Citizens who see Waiting for the Light: Portland’s Sex Trafficking Crisis will have new awareness of this issue and have some tools and ideas about how they can help fight sex trafficking. 

If you'd like to scedule a screening of the film, contact StopHumanTrafficking@juniorleagurofportland.ord

Inspiring Collaboration in our Community

The Portland Instagram Group launched an Instagram campaign in support of our April screening.

The campaign ran March 18th - April 18th and featured images of traffic lights along with the hashtags #WaitingForTheLight and #JLPDX. Users tagged the Junior League of Portland @JuniorLeaguePDX. 

The Portland Instagram Group was the very first organized Instagram meet up group in the world. They number over 500 members. After group members attended the premiere of the documentary in January of this year, they were dismayed to hear that Instagram was mentioned as a tool for recruitment for sex traffickers. They were inspired to help make Instagram a part of the solution. 

About the Commmittee 

The Junior League of Portland's Stop Human Trafficking Committee was formed to focus on spreading awareness, advocating for survivors, and community collaboration. Together with the community, we strive to shed light on domestic human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Through funding from the Junior League of Portland and a grant from La Salle Preparatory School, JLP made a documentary,Waiting for the Light: Portland’s Sex Trafficking Crisis, which focuses on child sex trafficking right here in Portland, OR.
 

Deanna Seibold interviewing Assistant US Attorney Scott Kerin
Deanna Seibold interviewing Assistant US Attorney Scott Kerin in the making of Waiting For The Light.

Read about Deanna's Ride Along with the East Precinct Prostitution Team.

Impact Initiatives

Connect PDX

Delicates Donation Drive

What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking is happening right here in our backyard. To find out more about the prevalence and definition of human trafficking, click here.

Looking for resources?

Click here for a directory of resources and more information.