Posts Tagged ‘Community’
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Summer is almost finally here! I had an amazing time in L.A. reading from Girls Like Us with Annette Bening, Minnie Driver, and Taraji P. Henson for Human Rights Watch–talk about a pinch-myself moment!–but I’ve got to say it’s good to be back home with the GEMS team.
Allies in the anti-trafficking movement have made major strides in bills and laws across the nation. Let’s congratulate Missouri, Vermont, Nevada, Texas, and Virginia for comprehensive human trafficking laws! Also, Georgia and Tennessee’s new laws have critical Safe Harbor components.
Be sure to sign the petition to help Hawai’i get its very first human trafficking laws, and take a few seconds to…
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
Happy Spring! Despite the snow (!) we’ve been getting in NYC the last few days, everyone here at GEMS is filled with hope and excitement about the upcoming months and several of the great changes we’ve recently made.
After a thorough renovation, our new office is up and running! For the last 10 years, the GEMS office has been a home for the girls and young women we serve, and we are excited to bless the revamped space with new memories and the people who make the office a home. Through the generosity of Perkins + Will Design firm and our many in-kind donors, GEMS’ drop-in space perfectly reflects the great beauty and worth of every young woman and girl who walks…
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Our mission at GEMS is to support our members so that each one can develop to her full potential. That mission came to life at our Talent Show last month where members’ talents were showcased, including wonderful poetry,…
Tags: Bronxnet TV, commercial sexual exploitation of children, Community, Community Outreach, Craigslist, CSEC, Domestic Trafficking, GEMS, GEMS Newsletter, Hot 97 Street Soldiers, Jim Buckmaster, Lilith Tour, News, Newsletter, Shoe Revolt
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
I am honored to be writing you this month on behalf of the staff here at GEMS.
June was a great month for GEMS! We celebrated our spring Educational Initiative Award ceremony. This semester the ceremony was held…
Tags: "Vacating Convictions" Bill, commercial sexual exploitation of children, Community, Community Outreach, CSEC, Daily News, Domestic Trafficking, End CSEC Day, GEMS, GEMS Library, GEMS Newsletter, Lilith Fair, News, Newsletter, Outreach Team, Rachel Lloyd, Sistas on the Rise
Thursday, June 17th, 2010
April was another busy travel month! In addition to the Ashoka Future Forum in Washington DC, I also attended the Women’s Funding Network National Conference in Denver, CO. It’s the largest annual event of…