Events

Nov
17
Fri
Combating Human Trafficking Training @ Fulton Theater
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Combating Human Trafficking: A Cross-Systems Trauma-Informed Approach to Investigations, Prosecutions, and Victim Services

Sponsored by Women In Need, Inc.

 

Presented By:  Shea M. Rhodes, Esq., Detective Les Glauner, and Jamie Manirakiza

 Shea M. Rhodes, Esq. has dedicated her career to combating violence against women, protecting the rights of those who are oppressed or exploited, and championing human rights. She is the statewide legal expert on Pennsylvania laws related to sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. As the Co-Founder and Director of the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute) at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Ms. Rhodes works with and on behalf of victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Detective Les Glauner has been a police officer with the Upper Merion Township Police Department, King of Prussia, PA for 18 years. He has been in the investigations division of the police department for 13 years. Detective Glauner is assigned to investigate juvenile related crimes, sexual exploitation of children, abuser against children, and human trafficking. He is currently cross sworn with the Philadelphia FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, and is a nationally board HT Investigator through the McAfee Institute.

As Director of Anti-Trafficking for the Salvation Army, Jamie Manirakiza engages in community outreach and uses her extensive background in and knowledge of clinical and macro social work to provide a wide range of comprehensive services for victims of human trafficking. Most notably, Ms. Manirakiza supervises all of the New Day to Stop Trafficking (NDST) Anti-Trafficking efforts for the Salvation Army in Greater Philadelphia. Her responsibilities include managing funding, seeking federal and local grants, supervising staff and developing programs. The NDST program includes working with women suffering from various forms of the commercial sex industry from on the ground services at the New Day Drop-in Center for women in Kensington, to Family Court accompaniment with juvenile survivors of HT. Most recently Ms Manirakiza has worked with the New Day team to open up a residential program for female survivors of trafficking.

 

November 17, 2017
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Fulton Theatre – 101 Lincoln Way W #102, McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Light refreshments will be provided; lunch is on your own.

This training is FREE.

 

May
4
Fri
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes @ King Street Church
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take the first step to end sexual violence!

WIN’s sixth annual walk will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018! We’re looking for men to don a pair of bright red high heels and walk just 6 blocks along Main Street in Downtown Chambersburg.

Register below as an individual walker or as a team of up to 4 walkers. Registration fee includes a Walk A Mile t-shirt and the use of high-heels during the walk.

 

Don’t forget to get sponsors!

A big part of this event is getting sponsors to donate to your walk! Tell others that you are walking to raise awareness about sexual violence and all the money raised will go to support Women In Need’s programs and services to help victims.

Use the Sponsor page to get friends, family, and co-workers to pledge money. Set a personal goal for how much you want to raise and try to reach your goal!

Collect money from sponsors before the event and either bring them to Women In Need or to the event! The individual and team who raise the most money will be recognized with their very own Walk A Mile plague to display and brag about.


 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much does it cost to participate?
A: Registration fees cost $20 for an Individual Walker and $15 for Team Members. The registration fee includes a Walk a Mile t-shirt and the use of WIN’s high-heels during the event. We also ask that walkers collect sponsorships for the walk.

Q: How do I collect sponsorships?
A: It’s easy! Download a Sponsorship Form here and use it to help you raise money. Set a personal goal about how much you want to raise and get out there! Talk to your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, church members, etc. and tell them that you are walking to raise awareness about sexual violence. Collect any money that people pledge and you can either bring it to Women In Need or bring it to the event.

This year, your sponsors can also donate to your or your team online! After you register, tell them to go to www.winservices.org/wamdonate. They can select your name and donate. You can also check this page to see which individual walker and which team has raised the most money!!

Q: Our team has more than 4 people. Can we still be a team?
A: Teams are up to 4 people. But you can split up into more than one team and make it a competition!

Q: Can we make signs or posters to carry?
A: Yes! We encourage you or your team to get creative! You can make signs showing your or your organization’s best anti-rape slogan or have team shirts, buttons, etc. However, all signs, shirts, etc. must be appropriate for the event and event staff have the right to not allow profane, vulgar, or inappropriate materials during the walk. Some examples of good slogans are:

  • Don’t just talk the talk; walk the walk
  • Rape is not OK
  • Yes means Yes!
  • Consent: Did you get it?
  • Real Men Don’t Rape
  • We [Team or Organization] Don’t Tolerate Sexual Violence!

Q: Can females participate?
A: Registration is open only to males, but women can participate in other ways. This year, we are encouraging women to wear red flat shoes and walk alongside the men in heels to show solidarity. They can also come out to cheer you on and sponsor you.

Any other questions, please feel free to give our office a call at 717.264.3056, or follow us on Facebook for updates.