Human Trafficking Awareness Day Event

Monday, January 11, 2021

The Junior League of Portland (JLP) is hosting a virtual event to educate the community about human trafficking in Portland and how to become a change agent.  

The Human Trafficking Awareness Day event, to be held on January 11 at 6pm PST, will include a keynote presentation about human trafficking and invite all attendees to support the Junior League of Portland’s Essentials Drive, which collects undergarments and toiletries for survivors of human trafficking. 

PORTLAND, OREGON: December 2020 – Please join the Junior League of Portland for a Human Trafficking Awareness Day Virtual Event. The viewing will open with a welcome from the League President and will be followed by speakers from leading local anti-human trafficking activists and interviews with survivors that bring special insight and perspective to help inspire real change in the Portland community. 

Keynote speakers include:

  • Sarah Nedeau, Director of Community-based Programs at New Avenues for Youth
  • Susheela Jayapal, Multnomah Co. Commissioner, District 2
  • Adrienne Livingston, Director of Anti-Initiatives at WorldVentures

Closing remarks will include tips for how to learn more, donate and take action to combat human trafficking in Portland. 

This event is open to members of the public and will be virtually broadcasted on January 11 at 6pm PST. Interested parties are encouraged to register for tickets to the virtual event here. 

To supplement the awareness of the anti-human trafficking efforts in Portland, Junior League is hosting an Essentials Drive to support survivors of human trafficking. This year’s goal is to expand the legacy ‘Delicates Drive’ to ‘Essentials’, to provide more daily needs during the pandemic. Additionally, the Essentials Drive is expanding the donation of basic women’s delicates to include undergarments of any kind, for any size, color and gender. The focus is on undergarments because individuals fleeing these environments are often asked to surrender these items as evidence and may not have the resources to purchase new ones. The Junior League of Portland will distribute donations to a selection of partner organizations which provide immediate and long-term care, such as Rose Haven, New Avenues for Youth, A Village for One, and the Rahab’s Sisters. Wish lists with suggested garments or items for purchase are available through Amazon and Target

About the Junior League of Portland 

Since its founding in 1910, the Junior League of Portland has served the needs of the community while educating and developing volunteer leaders in the Portland area— over one hundred years dedicated to irreplaceable community programs and committed voluntarism. 

The Junior League has been the driving force behind the kinds of initiatives and institutions that make our community a healthier, more vital place to live. Junior League members, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and professional pursuits, work together to identify unmet needs, forge effective coalitions, and work for change. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. 

For more information, please visit: www.jlpdx.org 

Mission Statement: 

The Junior League of Portland is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 

Community Focus: 

The Junior League of Portland, Oregon works to end the cycle of violence against women and children.