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Mar 10, 2021

Multnomah County Commissioner, Susheela Jayapal; Claire Barrera Program Manager at El Programa Hispano’s UNICA and Joyclyn Bell a survivor and activist join me for this important conversation about Oregon Senate Bill  274.

Introduction: Charging children with prostitution is counter to our values as a community. Given that children cannot, by law, consent to sex, it is inherently contradictory to criminalize them for prostitution. They are experiencing a crime, and should not be treated as committing one. Experiencing arrest, prosecution, and/or custody by law enforcement is deeply traumatizing, especially for sex trafficking survivors of color who have already faced trauma, systemic racism, and trafficking.

SB 274 Priorities: prevention, decriminalization, reducing barriers.

SB 274 focuses on decriminalizing prostitution for minors -- including removing the ability to arrest and/or charge minors who are experiencing sex trafficking with prostitution. Sex trafficking disportionality impacts Black and Brown minors, so making this adjustment would directly support reducing the unnecessary criminalization of these populations.

Senate Bill 274 would reduce further systemic trauma and protect minor sex trafficking survivors from incurring legal consequences and penalties for being trafficked. It would also address reports of child abuse involving survivors of sex trafficking.

Jan 7, 2021

The ​Human Trafficking Awareness Day​ ​event hosted by the Junior League of Portland, on January 11, 2021 at 6pm PST, will include a keynote presentation about human trafficking, specifically addressing the issue of how black girls and women & Native American girls and women have been historically, currently and repeatedly targeted and harmed and how our systems are a part of the problem.

This is a free event to attend.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-trafficking-awareness-day-virtual-event-tickets-131646517277

Keynote speakers include:

  • Sarah Nedeau, Director of Community-based Programs at New Avenues for Youth

  • Susheela Jayapal, Multnomah Co. Commissioner, District 2

  • Adrienne Livingston, Director of Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives at WorldVenture

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