World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Conversation with CSVANW
Thursday, July 30, 2020
11:00 AM AKT/12:00 PM PST/1:00 PM MST/2:00 PM CST/3:00 PM EST
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) invites you to bring awareness to the United Nations Declaration of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. We will provide education and awareness to our communities on the impacts of sex trafficking amongst our most vulnerable, such as children in our rural and urban tribal communities.
This year we are focused on creating pathways to safety for our womxn and children in New Mexico through learning about land and body violence. CSVANW is fortunate to have Sovereign Bodies Institute share their recent study on MMIWG and the impacts of the Keystone XL Pipeline. New Mexico has been a hotspot for oil and gas extraction on tribal lands which brings a high concern of sex trafficking in our communities.
Michele A. Curtis, CARES Program
Stephanie Keyes, CARES Program
Sovereign Bodies Institute
Please join us as we also have service providers and relatives who can share their knowledge. We aim to work in solidarity and have more conversations about how we can center the safety of our womxn and children.
Meet the Speakers
Michele Curtis is a Caring to Achieve Resilience and Equality among Survivors (CARES) Lead Case Manager for First Nations Community Healthsource. She began working with First Nations in July 2018. She is an enrolled member with the Navajo Nation. She is actively involved with the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Task Force and with the New Mexico Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women’s Task Force. Michele has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Native American Studies from the University of New Mexico. She is from Nenahnezad, New Mexico and lives in Albuquerque with her loving husband and beautiful daughter who support and love her.
Stephanie, originally from Los Lunas, NM has worked with First Nations Community Healthsource since 2018. Stephanie previously worked in medical and Behavioral Health before pursuing her passion in the CARES program.