Past and Upcoming Events

1. Educational Display – Fall 2010

SASSY presented “The 200 faces of Modern Day Slavery.” 200 pink cardboard cut-outs in the shape of girls were installed in the Arts Quad on the Cornell campus. On each “girl” was written an informative phrase regarding CSEC in the US.

2. Technical Training – Spring 2011

GEMS facilitated a technical training hosted by SASSY to educate local service providers, agencies, and law enforcement in the Tompkins County area. During the 2-day training, GEMS trained local organizations, including:

Tompkins County District Attorney Office; Advocacy Center; Planned Parenthood; Greater Ithaca Activity Center; Southside Community Center; Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department; Dryden Police Department; Ithaca Police Department; Tompkins County Judge; Legal Aide Office; Tompkins County Human Rights Commission; Ithaca Mayor's Office; Tompkins County Legislator; Ithaca Commons Council; Tompkins County Probation Department; Tompkins County Youth Services


3. A Conversation with Rachel Lloyd – Spring 2012

SASSY hosted Rachel LIoyd, GEMS founder and executive director, for a presentation of her book Girls Like Us, on the Cornell campus open to the Cornell and surrounding communities.

4. CSEC Awareness Week – Fall 2012

SASSY presented another visual display, distributed pink and black ribbons throughout campus, and hosted a film screening of Very Young Girls followed by a discussion.


5. A Day in the Life: A Collegiate Conference and Training on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Rural New York – Spring 2013

SASSY hosted a collegiate conference with a GEMS technical training to equip Upstate New York colleges and universities with accurate knowledge of the issues of CSEC. Furthermore, educational workshops led by SASSY provided conference attendees with information about the development of sustainable student-run CSEC awareness and advocacy organizations on college campuses across Upstate New York.

6. CSEC Awareness Week & A Conversation on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Addressing Recent Sex Trafficking Issues in Our Community -- Fall 2013

In November 2013, SASSY hosted its annual CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) Awareness Week. Visual displays were set up on the Arts Quad, Ag Quad, and Engineering Quads of the Cornell campus, and CSEC Awareness ribbons were distributed to community members throughout the week. The week culminated with a panel event featuring Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing and Rebecca Lee, Client Services Director of the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County. The panelists addressed the issue of CSEC in our local community.

7. An Interactive Workshop with Training Director, Deanna Green, from Girls Educational & Mentoring Service -- Spring 2014

On Monday, April 14, 2014, SASSY hosted a workshop conducted by Deanna Green, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services Training Director, for Cornell student leaders. The event was held as an open conversation, during which students discussed current events related to CSEC as well as the roles students play in supporting the vision to end the commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of children.



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