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A conversation with New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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You are invited to be part of a conversation with New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, who has recently proposed a bill that would decriminalize almost all aspects of the adult sex trade. The Assembly Member will offer his reasons behind the bill and speak to its effects on New Yorkers. There is controversy over the bill and representatives from anti-trafficking organizations will join the conversation to express their views on why they believe the bill, as proposed, is problematic.  This event is organized by the Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force Against Human Trafficking and several St. Bartians will be in attendance including the Reverend Susan Anderson-Smith and vestry member Catherine Belford Budd.

Panelists include:

  • Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, bill sponsor
  • Dorchen Leidholdt, Director of Legal Services for Sanctuary for Families and founder of the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition.
  • Marian Hatcher, winner of the 2016 Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award and coordinator of the National Johns Suppression Initiative
  • Jessica Raven, Decrim NY Steering Committee member

Location: 
Church of the Incarnation (in the Sanctuary),
209 Madison Avenue at 35th Street

The event is open to the public.  Click here to register.