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SYMPOSIUM ON PREVENTION STRATEGIES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, FEATURING KEYNOTE:
“HYPER-SEXUALIZATION OF CHILDREN IN THE MEDIA – Why We Should Care and What We Can Do About It”

Eight, Arizona PBS partners with community organizations to present national expert on human trafficking and prevention of child sexual abuse/exploitation, Cordelia Anderson, MA, author of ‘Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture’

WHAT:  A symposium on prevention strategies for human trafficking and child sexual abuse, featuring a keynote address from national expert on human trafficking and prevention of child sexual abuse/exploitation Cordelia Anderson, MA – author of The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture. She is joined by trafficking survivor Savannah Sanders, who will speak about her experiences becoming a victim of sex trafficking and how she escaped, ended the cycle of abuse and reclaimed her life. This event is free to attend and open to the public – but seating is limited – register at www.azpbs.org/strongkids.

WHO:  Eight, Arizona PBS in partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The Steele Foundation, Inc., TRUSTAZ.org, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, In-N-Out Burger Foundation, and the Body Safety Box. Event speakers are Cordelia Anderson, MA and Savannah Sanders, local human trafficking survivor and victims’ advocate.

WHERE:  At Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix AZ 85004

WHEN:  Friday, March 21, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Media reception begins at 10:30 a.m.)

AGENDA: 

11:30 Welcome
Marcia Stanton, MSW, Senior Injury Prevention Specialist, Phoenix
Children’s Hospital
Kimberly Flack, Associate General Manger of Education, Eight Arizona PBS

11:45 Keynote Address
Hyper-Sexualization of Children in the Media: Why We Should Care and
What We Can Do About It
Cordelia Anderson, MA, national expert on human trafficking & prevention of child sexual
abuse/exploitation

12:45 Breaking the Cycle
Savannah Sanders, human trafficking survivor and victims’ advocate

1:15 Questions & Answers

Members of media wishing to RSVP for the media reception – which includes lunch provided by Phoenix Sheraton Downtown Hotel, supported by a grant from The Steele Foundation, Inc. –  should contact Colleen O’Donnell Pierce at 602-496-0579 or colleen.piece@asu.edu.

About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource.  For over 52 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of non-commercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 80 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit azpbs.org.

Eight is a member-supported community service of Arizona State University.