Seattle Branch AAUW Presents:
Jeanne Kohl-Welles presents
“Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads”
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
Saturday, November 19 – 9:30am
This conversation, led by King County Council member and former State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, offers historical, cultural, socioeconomic and public policy perspectives on human trafficking. We will explore complex questions related to the ethics and public policy around this issue, past and present. We will face misbeliefs about human trafficking, confronting the facts that human trafficking does take place in Washington and that the U.S. is not just a destination country but also a source and transit country for trafficking. Finally, we will examine what is being done to intervene and prevent human trafficking, including new laws, innovative law enforcement approaches and actions being taken by human rights groups.
Cost: $15 inclusive – No Charge for Students with ID (Reservations Required)
Menu: Greek vegetable scramble, chilled fruit juice, roasted breakfast potatoes, and freshly brewed Caffe Vita coffee, decaffeinated coffee and tea and breakfast breads.
Parking: Free in hotel garage. Members who park in the BW garage or front lot can sign the book at the front desk and give their name and license plate number. 10-hour curbside pay stations on Taylor and on Thomas at $1 per hour; nearby lots $5-10/day. Bus #8 on Denny.
Upcoming Programs – Save the Dates!
2016-2017 Seattle Branch AAUW Programs
- December 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Holiday Program at the Seattle Yacht Club, Seattle, WA.
- January 2017 – 9:30am-noon – Carolyn Koehnline on “Confronting Clutter” at the Seattle Yacht Club, Seattle, WA.
- January 30, 2017 – Lobby Day, Olympia, WA
- February 18, 2017 – TBA
- March 2017 -Leigh McMillan, winemaker & co-owner of Welcome Road Windery
- April 19, 2017, Scholar Recognition Event, at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
- April 22, 2017, AAUW WA Annual Meeting, Cedar River Watershed Educational Center, North Bend, WA
- May 20, 2017, Annual Meeting at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
- June 14-17, 2017, National AAUW Convention, Washington, D.C.
Past Programs Seattle Branch AAUW 2016-2017
- September 17, 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Michelle LaRue on “Gettysburg: One Woman’s War” at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
- October 22, 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Amy Rubin on “Women Composers: Their Music and Their Stories” at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
- November 19, 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Jeanne Kohl-Welles on “Human Trafficking in Washington” at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
Past Programs Seattle Branch AAUW 2015-2016
- September 19, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Theresa McCormick, Seattle Branch member, will speak about her book, “A Far Cry From Here”May 21, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – Annual Meeting with Dana Twight on the 2016 elections at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
- October 24, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Pam Crone, Seattle Branch member and AAUW Washington State lobbyist
- November 21, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – UW Women’s Center update and presentation from our NCCWSL students
- December 19, 2015 – Holiday Meeting with quartet Vivacé
- January 16, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – speakers from Real Change on homelessness
- February 20, 2016 -Jerry Large, Seattle Times columnist, on “Race and the Power of Stories”.
- March 19, 2016 – Alice Rothchild on her documentary of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
- April 27, 2016 – 7pm – Scholars Recognition Evening Reception at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA