Post Tagged with: "human trafficking"

The Human Trafficking Seminar will help explain services available to victims and educate the community about what to look out for. (Photo courtesy of Council member Peter Koo's office.)

Informing Flushing Residents about Human Trafficking

Asian, East Asian, Women March 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm

QNS reports that a seminar on human trafficking at the Flushing Library is planned for March 29.

A red dress, a symbol of the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women and organized efforts to fight Native American women’s heightened risk of violence, hangs near the Peace Fire site on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton. (By Paula Bess Collins via The Easthampton Star)

Trafficking ‘Under our Noses’ on the East End of LI

Human rights, Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Native American October 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm

The East Hampton Star reports on human and sex trafficking on the eastern end of Long Island.

(Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

A ‘Garden of Hope’ for Chinese Human Trafficking Victims

East Asian, New York, Social Services, Women June 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

On the occasion of the 13th year of Garden of Hope NY, World Journal looks at how the nonprofit has supported Chinese victims of sex trafficking and how those victims ended up in the U.S.

Language, Incarceration and Exploitation on ‘Asian American Life’

Language, Incarceration and Exploitation on ‘Asian American Life’

Asian, Crime, Labor, Video April 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

This episode of the CUNY TV-produced “Asian American Life” offers a glimpse into Mandarin Chinese classes for kids and adults; the experiences of formerly incarcerated Asian Americans; and the lives of victims exploited Asian employers.

Young Soo Lee spoke in front of City Hall on International Women’s Day calling for an official apology and legal compensation from the Japanese government. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Remembering Comfort Women on Women’s Day

Asian, History, Manhattan, Women March 9, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Survivor Young Soo Lee, 88, joined Laurie Cumbo and other officials, and the Coalition for Comfort Women at City Hall, to mark International Women’s Day and spread awareness of the plight of comfort women, report Kings County Politics and The Korea Times.

Deborah Wasserman (Photo by Francena Ottley for Voices of NY)

No More Sexual Exploitation, Says Jackson Heights Artist

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens, Voices' Picks, Women December 11, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Jackson Heights artist Deborah Wasserman dons a mask and hands out fake “chica cards” in order to alert the public to sexual exploitation going on in their neighborhood.

(Photo via El Diario)

Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking in NYC

Crime, Immigration, New York October 5, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Amid their efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking, local activists seek to dispel stereotypes of the victims, reports El Diario.

Sex Trafficking ‘In Our Backyard’

Sex Trafficking ‘In Our Backyard’

Brooklyn, Crime, Video, Women July 11, 2016 at 1:20 pm

BRIC TV takes a look at “In Our Backyard,” a documentary on the underground sex trafficking trade in Brooklyn, with director Danielle Rose and survivor Iryna.

Elected officials say that some ground has been won against the “chicas cards” but that the war is not over. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Latino Neighborhood Rife with ‘Chicas Cards’

Latino, Queens August 26, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Prostitution promoted through business cards handed out on the streets remain visible in Hispanic neighborhoods despite a crackdown in 2011, El Diario reports.

The YWCA of Queens held a panel on human trafficking led by Kendrick Ross (left), Rita Abadi, Jimmy Lee and Mary Caparas.  (Photo by Christine Spagnuolo via Queens Chronicle)

Human Trafficking in Queens

Crime, Queens August 5, 2015 at 11:18 am

A YWCA of Queens event aimed to spread awareness of the fact that human trafficking takes place right in the borough, reports Queens Chronicle.

Super Bowl Boulevard in Midtown Manhattan. (Photo by Vincent Lim Show Chen, Creative Commons license)

Heralding the ‘New York’ Super Bowl

African American, Food, Jewish, Labor, Metro Area January 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm

The community and ethnic press writes on Kosher food, Latino vendors, human traffiking and Richard Sherman.

Rogelio Ronco found out he had kidney failure in 2008. (Josey Bartlett via Queens Chronicle)

Voices in Focus: Jewish Groups Take Bulk of Anti-Terror Program Funds

Crime, Culture July 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Today from the ethnic and community press we have a chilling report on human trafficking, an update on the Jewish Daily Forward’s investigation into a federal program that helps non-profits prepare for terror attacks, and an immigrants’ art exhibit in Queens.