Eight hosts child abuse prevention symposium, featuring Cordelia Anderson, MA– author of The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture – March 21

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Eight, Arizona PBS partners with community organizations to present national expert on human trafficking and prevention of child sexual abuse/exploitation, Cordelia Anderson, MA, author of ‘Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture’

WHAT:  A symposium on prevention strategies for human trafficking and child sexual abuse, featuring a keynote address from national expert on human trafficking and prevention of child sexual abuse/exploitation Cordelia Anderson, MA – author of The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture. She is joined by trafficking survivor Savannah Sanders, who will speak about her experiences becoming a victim of sex trafficking and how she escaped, ended the cycle of abuse and reclaimed her life. This event is free to attend and open to the public – but seating is limited – register at www.azpbs.org/strongkids.

WHO:  Eight, Arizona PBS in partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The Steele Foundation, Inc., TRUSTAZ.org, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, In-N-Out Burger Foundation, and the Body Safety Box. Event speakers are Cordelia Anderson, MA and Savannah Sanders, local human trafficking survivor and victims’ advocate.

WHERE:  At Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix AZ 85004

WHEN:  Friday, March 21, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Media reception begins at 10:30 a.m.)


11:30 Welcome

Marcia Stanton, MSW, Senior Injury Prevention Specialist, Phoenix
Children’s Hospital
Kimberly Flack, Associate General Manger of Education, Eight Arizona PBS

11:45 Keynote Address
Hyper-Sexualization of Children in the Media: Why We Should Care and
What We Can Do About It
Cordelia Anderson, MA, national expert on human trafficking & prevention of child sexual

12:45 Breaking the Cycle
Savannah Sanders, human trafficking survivor and victims’ advocate

1:15 Questions & Answers

Members of media wishing to RSVP for the media reception – which includes lunch provided by Phoenix Sheraton Downtown Hotel, supported by a grant from The Steele Foundation, Inc. –  should contact Colleen O’Donnell Pierce at 602-496-0579 or [email protected].

Media Contact:  Colleen O’Donnell Pierce
[email protected]
(602) 496-0579
(602) 478-3867 (cell)
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