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JLP premiered our documentary Waiting For The Light; Portland's Sex Trafficking Crisis in January 2014 at the Mission Theater to a completely full house (over 300). With a speaker panel of experts and an introduction by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, attendees walked away well educated on this issue in our city and equipped with ideas of how they can make an impact.
We held a public screening of our documentary Waiting For The Light; Portland's Sex Trafficking Crisis on April 18, 2014 at the Hollywood Theater in Portland. Visit the Stop Human Trafficking Committee home page for more details. The film is also available online through Vimeo and has been viewed over 8800 times.
The January premiere in conjunction with National Human Trafficking Awareness Day marked the launch of our annual Delicates Drive. We collected new undergarments for survivors of human trafficking. Undergarments are often taken as evidence when victims are first rescued. Local organizations who provide immediate and long term care do not have the capability to supply these children with these essential items.
This year, we collected 1491 undergarments (374 bras and 1172 underwear) and $1,115 in gift cards. The donations went to SARC (Sexual Assault Resource Center) and Janus Youth to be distributed directly to survivors.
At a recent Junior League meeting, members cleaned approximately 560 books for the Children's Book Bank. That means that we created holiday book bundles for about 50 children in the Portland metro area who otherwise would not have access to books.
Thanks for making an impact in literacy in our community!
Delicates DriveJanuary 11-February 11, 2015
General Membership Meeting
January 21, 2015
AJLI Winter Leadership ConferenceJanuary 22-24, 2015