Emancipation Nation

Emancipation Nation

Emancipation Nation (EN) Podcast is a podcast devoted to providing advocates, and those that want to be advocates, ways to competently fight various forms of human trafficking. EN will bring on guests that have been successful and will provide the audience with valuable, practical, best practice information that can be implemented.

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November 16, 2022 20 min

At what ages are you the most and least happy in life? As we approach the new year, we bring Season 2 of the podcast to a close by discussing the seasons of your life. 

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Have you ever thought of what a concerned parent of a trafficked child must go through? Have you ever put your feet in the shoes of a mom struggling with a child with mental illness? Well you are about to go inside and learn the emotional struggle and fight that takes place in trying to work with systems designed to respond and support. Do these systems partner with parents? This is a difficult to listen to, step-by-step, account o...

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Bill Cosby victimized vulnerable women. Listen to one woman's powerful story.  Formally known as Jane Doe #6, today Patte O'Connor is sharing her story as a in hopes of helping other victimized and vulnerable women reclaim their power and voice. Check out her website: https://patteoconnorassultsurvivorspeaker.com and read her powerful book: Chasing Bill Cosby: The Downfall of America's Dad.

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Our conference planner Anna Schramm recaps our 19th  annual International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference! Find out who was there, what happened, and other juicy details. 

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At the end of 7th grade Tamara MC was forced to marry a much older man in secret. Beginning at the age of 12, she spent her school years in classes and her summers as a married child forced to perform all of the duties of a traditional wife.  Listen as Tamara explains her experience from child bride and domestic servant to finally breaking free and finding her voice. 

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It is a hidden secret that everyone knows, but few will talk about. Systems can cause trauma. There is a reason that today we are having a global conversation about  "trauma-informed care". It's because some of our systems have exploited, abused, and victimized vulnerable individuals without holding ourselves accountable. This story is one example of how powerful systems unleashed their power on one innocent young boy.

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What? Trauma-informed care doesn't heal trauma? This episode focuses on how to help survivors heal from trauma.

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Sara Tasneem was a victim of a forced child marriage that took place in the U.S. and that continues to take place across the U.S. and around the world. She tells the story of her experience and her continued advocacy to pass laws across each state that prevent forced child marriages and how you can access more information to get involved in the fight. 

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In this episode we expose a little known disease affecting some human trafficking and domestic violence survivors. 

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Because of the prevalence of physical violence among survivors of human trafficking, the potential to have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is high. A TBI can affect a survivors ability to recover. Learn more about TBI and how to screen for it. 

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Most of us know about domestic violence and the physical and sexual abuse involved. However, we may know less about "coercive control" used by both abusive intimate partners and some sex traffickers. Learn more about the most common form of victimization in this episode.

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August 30, 2022 30 min

If you haven't registered for the annual International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference, register now! If you have already registered, listen to what will take place at the conference. This episode is devoted to providing  you with an overview of what is to come on September 21, 22, and 23rd, 2022!

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Some of us remain stuck because we don't understand the 2/3rd's life theory. In anti-trafficking work or indeed in life in general, we can adopt two of three routes to achievement. We can accomplish in a way that is cheap, fast, or good.  We can't have all three. Make the best decision for you.

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A religious cult disguised as a new wave church indoctrinated Frankie and her family when she was very young. Her trafficking related to the church began at age 12 as sexual touching, videos, and inappropriate sexual discussions all leading to the eventual and continued trafficking and rape by the cult leadership. Her advice for those wishing to help survivors? Please be curious and courageous enough to  ask questions and offer hel...

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Lora's early life was one of extreme victimization by family, strangers, and systems.  She was first trafficked at the age of nine, while her mother watched on.  As a young woman she was institutionalized in a mental hospital without just cause. Her saving grace was the formal and informal messengers and advocates that appeared throughout her life to offer hope and love. Her message for us is to understand that when we reach ou...

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The Impact Dialogue Foundation focuses their work on both prevention and intervention in India. Learn how they address the root causes of poverty and lack of opportunity by training and supporting survivors to become economically empowered. Also, learn about sex trafficking, child marriage, and organ trafficking in India.

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Each year we host a national annual human trafficking virtual event geared toward high school aged youth. Event speakers provide relevant, youth-centered, great educational information. The day also includes a youth poetry slam and art competition! Registration is free! Once registered, teachers can use a zoom link to bring the event into their classrooms! Have youth in group homes or after school programs that can't watch it l...

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The best way is to target your awareness campaign is to focus on each target population with messages that are culturally appropriate and positive. Hmmm...but how do we protect youth against human trafficking with messages that are positive? Listen and learn how.

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Learn about what to expect at this year's annual International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference! We have 115 different sessions to choose from. Get the details on the cost, continuing education units we will be providing, and information for vendors.  We will also reveal four amazing well-known people that are coming!

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Looking for a trauma treatment therapist? Know why it's important to find a knowledgeable and trained trauma treatment therapist with lived experience? Listen to Katie discuss the first survivor led organization addressing  comprehensive services for human trafficking survivors in Michigan including trauma treatment therapy.

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