Author Archive: Marianne Sarkis

COMMUNITY FORUM ON PROSTITUTION

Teen Talk community forumWAASE COMMUNITY FORUM ON PROSTITUTION

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
6pm – 8:00pm

The Woo Church 875 Main Street Worcester, MA 01610

How we can improve our community by understanding the forces behind sexual exploitation. See what people in Worcester are doing to combat sexual exploitation and find out ways to help.

Join us for a presentation followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • Nicole Bell, Survivor and Advocate
  • Karen Riley-McNary, YWCA Domestic Violence Services
  • Heidi-Sue LeBoeuf, Pathways for Change
  • Dr. Marianne Sarkis, Clark University
  • Athena Haddon, Spectrum Health Systems
  • Lt. Joseph Scampini, Worcester Police Department 

Members of local businesses, Main South neighbors, students, and community agency workers are all welcome!

All viewpoints are encouraged to attend!

The Woo Church 875 Main Street Worcester, MA 01610

Food and drinks will be provided!

Brought to you by Springfield College School of Social Work students with support from WAASE.

COMMUNITY FORUM: Teen Talk: Sexual Exploitation

Teen Talk community forumWAASE COMMUNITY FORUM

“Teen Talk: Sexual Exploitation”

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
4pm – 5:30pm

The Woo Church 875 Main Street Worcester, MA 01610

Topics Include:

  • Keeping yourself safe
  • Recognizing the signs
  • Discussion and Q&A

Featured Presentations:

  • Pamela Kelley and Andrea Howliet from Springfield College School of Social Work
  • A local survivor of sexual exploitation and member of the Worcester Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

The Woo Church 875 Main Street Worcester, MA 01610

Food and drinks will be provided!

Brought to you by Springfield College School of Social Work students with support from WAASE.

Community-Based “End Demand” Working Group in Main South

enddemandWe are committed to responding to the concerns of residents and allies from Main South. The End Demand working group is now meeting on a monthly basis, and has tasked four sub-groups to brainstorm ideas about strategies to address demand in the city.

The working groups are:

  1. Outreach and services for women
  2. Public education
  3. Planning for a rally
  4. Legislative and policy reviews

More information will be posted to this site when meetings are set and recommendations are set.

To learn more, please visit the End Demand Facebook group