Sun Gate Foundation

Sun Gate Foundation The Sun Gate Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities to survivors of human trafficking. Sun Gate Foundation, a 501 (c) (3), survivor led non-profit organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, is an independent organization addressing a critical gap in the human trafficking aftercare community by making a substantial commitment to survivors.

Sun Gate Foundation relies on donations and grants to fund the educational opportunities provided to survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking in the United States. The ultimate goal is to equip these young girls, boys, women, and men with a solid foundation to confidently go after their dreams.

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11/16/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Being Trafficked: What You Need to Know About "the Life". After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join AEquitas, along with the Just Exits Survivor Advisory Council on Tues, November 17th at 1 pm - 2:30 pm (EST) for their inaugural speaker series.

Topic: Being Trafficked: What You Need to Know about Being in "The Life"

Speakers:
**Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor at AEquitas
**Wendy Barnes, Human Trafficking Response Program Coordinator at Dignity Health, Author, and Survivor
**Keisha Head, Lead Case Manager at Haven ATL, Activist, and Survivor

Register at http://ow.ly/yyWT50Cke2M

The criminal justice system can serve as both an on ramp to and an off ramp from sexual exploitation. To minimize on ramps and maximize off ramps, we must first understand the complex nature of sex trafficking and exploitation. Traffickers prey upon vulnerabilities that are often historic and system...

Join the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons on Wed, November 18th at 11:00 AM ...
11/16/2020

Join the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons on Wed, November 18th at 11:00 AM – 12:30 pm

Topic: Accountability for Forced Labor in Supply Chains
Speakers: government and business sector experts.

Register at: http://ow.ly/9yTk50Ckdse

Today we say thanks to all those who devoted their lives to protect our freedom. We are especially grateful to our found...
11/11/2020

Today we say thanks to all those who devoted their lives to protect our freedom. We are especially grateful to our founder Suzanne Priest for her service.

Happy Monday!!!
11/09/2020

Happy Monday!!!

Attention all survivors of human trafficking. We are still accepting applications for the spring 2021 semester. Apply to...
11/06/2020

Attention all survivors of human trafficking. We are still accepting applications for the spring 2021 semester. Apply today for an opportunity for a scholarship towards your education.

If you have questions, email [email protected].

Attention all survivors of human trafficking!!! We are now accepting applications for the spring 2021 semester. Email [email protected] for a link to application. Visit http://ow.ly/8saB50C0rm1 for eligibility.

Will you accept this challenge to help survivors of human trafficking with educational opportunities?Join us in our #5fo...
10/29/2020

Will you accept this challenge to help survivors of human trafficking with educational opportunities?

Join us in our #5forFiveChallenge by donating $5 or more to Sun Gate Foundation and tag 5 of your friends asking them to do the same. Follow this link to make your donations now https://give.cornerstone.cc/sun-gate

Attention all survivors of human trafficking!!! We are now accepting applications for the spring 2021  semester. Email s...
10/23/2020

Attention all survivors of human trafficking!!! We are now accepting applications for the spring 2021 semester. Email [email protected] for a link to application. Visit http://ow.ly/8saB50C0rm1 for eligibility.

Human Trafficking is a topic you've probably heard more about in the last few months than you've probably heard about in...
10/12/2020
Life after human trafficking

Human Trafficking is a topic you've probably heard more about in the last few months than you've probably heard about in the last few years. FOX 4 spoke with Myra Williams, a human trafficking survivor. She shares a bit about life after trafficking.

http://ow.ly/Vc6x50BOUWU

FOX 4 spoke with Myra Williams, a human trafficking survivor. She shares a bit about what life is like after trafficking.

Eight school districts across the country received $4.3 million in awards to develop and implement programs to prevent h...
10/12/2020
$4 million awarded to eight school districts for new human trafficking prevention education

Eight school districts across the country received $4.3 million in awards to develop and implement programs to prevent human trafficking victimization. The Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education Demonstration Program, awarded by the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) in consultation with the Department of Education and the Department of Labor, is one of the first federal programs specifically designed to build resiliency to human trafficking in children and youth.

http://ow.ly/HuHm50BOUJU

Eight school districts across the country received $4.3 million in awards to develop and implement programs to prevent human trafficking victimization. The Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education Demonstration Program, awarded by the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) in consultation with....

10/09/2020

Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline to report any suspicious activity.

10/07/2020
womensdigitallibrary.org

Our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, is honored to be a contributer to this report - Polices and Services for Survivors of Sex Trafficking: A Report of the 4W Streets of Hope FORA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Click on the link to read the report.

http://ow.ly/djvl30rdQQV

DONATE TODAY and help us provide educational opportunities to survivors of human trafficking. http://ow.ly/2QvS30rdk8a
10/06/2020

DONATE TODAY and help us provide educational opportunities to survivors of human trafficking. http://ow.ly/2QvS30rdk8a

Monday Motivation!!!
10/05/2020

Monday Motivation!!!

You don't want to miss this webinar on Thursday. Register now!!!
10/04/2020

You don't want to miss this webinar on Thursday. Register now!!!

Social media is unmatched in its ability to raise awareness of the dangers of human trafficking. But what happens when the information being spread on the internet is damaging, dangerous, and completely antithetical to fact?

Join us next Thursday, October 8th as we discuss this important topic with Rebecca Bender, survivor leader and author of In Pursuit of Love: One Woman's Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant and Shea Rhodes, Director and Co-Founder of the Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute),

3 survivors wrote letters about their painful journey out of a life of exploitation addressed to their younger selves. T...
10/01/2020
‘Stand Up and Fight': Trafficking Survivors Pen Letters to Their Younger Selves

3 survivors wrote letters about their painful journey out of a life of exploitation addressed to their younger selves. They each describes some of their most difficult struggles and fears. But they also depict the hope they’ve discovered along the way.

http://ow.ly/bWpy30rcihs

We hope that every STOLEN viewer is inspired to become an ally in the fight to save those young lives that were snatched from underneath them. Survivor resource groups that we consulted for this project say there are a few ways you can help.

Timeline Photos
09/30/2020

Timeline Photos

We honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for breaking the glass ceiling and exemplifying leadership, determination and being...
09/19/2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for breaking the glass ceiling and exemplifying leadership, determination and being a champion in the fight against gender discrimination. Your legacy and work will be upheld by those for which you paved the way.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the second female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Born in 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, Bader taught at Rutgers University Law

Happy Monday!
09/14/2020

Happy Monday!

Join the conversation tomorrow with two amazing survivor leaders. This will be great.
05/13/2020

Join the conversation tomorrow with two amazing survivor leaders. This will be great.

Join us tomorrow!

Survivor leaders Rebecca Bender and Bekah Charleston lead an important conversation—sharing their first-hand experiences, insights, and thoughts on the dangers of a fully legal sex trade.

Register for free at www.worldwithoutexploitation.org

*Space is limited

#freewebinar #endsextrafficking #believesurvivors

Happy Women's Day
03/08/2020

Happy Women's Day

From our Director:I have been in the anti-human trafficking movement for over 20 years. Today is a significant day in th...
02/14/2020

From our Director:

I have been in the anti-human trafficking movement for over 20 years. Today is a significant day in the movement to raise awareness about human trafficking. It’s the End It Movement.
#Fightforfreedom
#enditmovement❌

Join our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, at one of two human trafficking events in Maryland this Saturday. See flier for all the ...
02/07/2020

Join our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, at one of two human trafficking events in Maryland this Saturday. See flier for all the details on the first event starting at 10 am.

The second event is at 3 pm and is sponsored by the Stevensville Lighthouse Aglow International and the Eastern Shore Human Trafficking Task Force. This discussion will take place at the Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD beginning at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, February 8, 2020.

#humantraffickingawareness

On Tuesday, January 28th, our CEO, Shamere McKenzie,was recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Transportati...
01/30/2020

On Tuesday, January 28th, our CEO, Shamere McKenzie,was recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao and spoke on a panel with the first lady of Georgia, Marty Kemp and the Attorney General of Utah, Shawn Reyes.

This was the Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking event put on by DOT in an effort to get 100 organizations to take a pledge in 100 days.

On Monday, our CEO, Shamere McKenzis spoke in Howard County, MD at the Human Trafficking Red Sand Awareness event. As th...
01/30/2020

On Monday, our CEO, Shamere McKenzis spoke in Howard County, MD at the Human Trafficking Red Sand Awareness event. As the Co-Chair of the Victim Services Committee for the Maryland State Human Trafficking Task Force, she encouraged members to do something for human trafficking awareness month and threw out the red sand idea. Andrea Nunez, took this information back to her County Executive which led to the event. Learn more about the Red Sand Project and see how you can do an event in your community at https://redsandproject.org/

Join our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, along with the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, Elaine L. Ch...
01/24/2020

Join our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, along with the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao and other public and private transportation leaders for the USDOT "100 Pledges in 100 Days" event focused on combating human trafficking in the transportation sector.

The event will take place on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 11 am.

Email [email protected] to register.

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m.

Address:
U.S. Department of Transportation
West Atrium Building
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20590

01/23/2020
sharedhope.org

Shared Hope International launched it's Victim Offender Intersectionality Report today!!!

Check out the report and learn how to better serve victims of sex trafficking instead of labeling them as criminals!!!

The purpose of the report is to:

1. Improve identification of sex trafficking victim-offenders who have come intocontact with the criminal justice system at any stage of the process.

2. Enhance understanding of victim-offenders’ conduct through a sex trafficking- andtrauma-informed lens.

3. Identify alternative responses to victim-offenders that take into account the impactof their own victimization on their potential involvement in sex trafficking conduct.

https://sharedhope.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SH_Responding-to-Sex-Trafficking-Victim-Offender-Intersectionality2020_FINAL.pdf

Our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, had the extreme honor of being invited by His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen the Governor Gener...
11/21/2019

Our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, had the extreme honor of being invited by His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen the Governor General of Jamaica to speak at the 2019 Youth Consulative Conference - I believe. Attached are pictures of her speaking with the Governor General and with the students at the conference in Jamaica.

Photo credit: Exodus Cry
11/15/2019

Photo credit: Exodus Cry

Join our board member KD Rouche today at the Greenwood library in Greenwood, IN as she promotes her new book titled Frag...
10/19/2019

Join our board member KD Rouche today at the Greenwood library in Greenwood, IN as she promotes her new book titled Fragments: a post-traumatic paradigm.

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