Hey, Midwesterners! Register for Stop Traffic today

stoptraffic.JPGWe’ve posted before on fundraising events for the Stop Traffic conference, to be held in late March in Columbia, Missouri. Well, last day to register for the conference is tomorrow! (More info on the conference below the fold.)
Also in March, Jessica and I will be speaking at the University of Missouri-Columbia about blogging feminism!
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Missouri feminists are seriously bad-ass.

Stop Traffic Now will focus on how students and communities can be involved in efforts to combat trafficking in persons at a local level. Conference activities will emphasize the strength of grassroots efforts by hosting panelists with experiences as student activists, lawyers, academics, researchers, victims, advocates, and founders of human trafficking organizations. Delegates will be divided into discussion groups which will meet throughout the course of the conference to converse about the topics being presented, brainstorm methods of involvement, and network.
Conference activities will include:
* Panels and speeches
* Films, exhibits and booths with information about human trafficking organizations and victims’ stories
* Workshops that teach delegates how to write effective Op Eds and host awareness raising events
Who: All high school & college students, faculty & staff, and community members who want to be activists in the fight against human trafficking
What: STOP TRAFFIC NOW: 2008 Anti-Human Trafficking Conference
Date: March 21-22, 2008
Place: University of Missouri; Columbia, Missouri
Host: Stop Traffic, Anti-Human Trafficking Activist Group
Sponsors: FAIR Fund, Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative, Not for Sale, Hope House, Americans for Informed Democracy, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Group, Gamma Rho Lambda
Regstration fees:
Before Jan. 31: $40
Feb 1 – Mar 14: $65
Delegate fees include:
*3 meals
*Speaker fees
*Materials
Conference Attire: Business casual
To register for the Stop Traffic Now Conference, please click here.
Contact: martha@stoptrafficnow.com

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  • Genetic_Mishap

    So, the one chance I could meet a gaggle of liberal, like-minded folks and do some kick ass activism in my own state, is during the week when I’m going to New York City?
    Damnit! Damnit! Damnit!

  • Kitty

    Well, damn. It starts right after finals for spring quarter are over, maybe I can go if I can find a place to stay before I head home for the summer.

  • Maura Dee

    Heck yes Missouri feminists are the best! You’d think that the middle of Missouri wouldn’t exactly be an environment that fosters active and powerful feminism. You’d be wrong. Wish I could be there, but no such luck. Won’t it be strange to be returning as a speaker? Wave at 407 N. 8th for me…