Upcoming Global Washington Events
Global Washington hosts numerous trainings and educational events each month, ranging from small workshops on topics like communications, fundraising and nonprofit management, to larger speaker events, to VIP events with policymakers. Additionally, our annual conference convenes the international development community on the west coast, including top NGO practitioners, CSR business executives, research experts, philanthropists and others working on global issues.
- June 25 Networking Happy Hour with Friends of GlobalWA, WGHA and World Affairs Council
- July 10 Tackling Trafficking: How to Put an End to Modern Slavery
Networking Happy Hour with Friends of GlobalWA, WGHA and World Affairs Council
Meet others in the Seattle area who are engaged with or interested in international development. This event is free to attend, but please support our generous host by purchasing a beverage and/or appetizer of your choice.
Everyone (no registration required)
Optimism Brewing Company
June 25, 2019
5pm - 7pm
Seattle WA 98122
Tackling Trafficking: How to Put an End to Modern Slavery
Sustainable Development Goal 8 calls for economic growth to be “a positive force for the whole planet.” Target 8.7 within this goal calls for “immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking … and by 2025 end child labor in all its forms.” The global community has its work cut out for it. In 2017, the International Labour Organization released research finding that more than 40 million people remain trapped in modern slavery. Additionally, the ILO estimated that 152 million children, between the ages of 5 and 17, were involved in some form of forced labor. Join GlobalWA, its partners and members for an in-depth look at how to we start to bring an end to human trafficking and modern slaver.
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Registration: 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Program: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
email email@example.com for member code and free student code
Shanen Boettcher is currently a PhD student at the University of St. Andrews researching the intersection of artificial intelligence technology with world cultures and religions. He has also recently developed and deployed a curriculum for elementary schools to teach children about world religions to advance awareness, acceptance and inclusion of others.
He is an advisor for FRDM.co, a social-good startup focused on using technology to give companies transparency into forced labor in their supply chains. FRDM analyzes the consumption of companies down to the raw materials and individual services from suppliers and vendors around the world. This gives companies the detailed information they need to make business decisions that remove modern-day slavery and forced labor from their business practices.
He is also on the board of SeeYourImpact.org, an NGO technology platform for micro-giving and fundraising for non-profit organizations. Gifts range from mosquito nets to life straws to brail kits – inexpensive, but incredibly meaningful to the lives of the recipients. This opens-up philanthropy to a new strata of donors around the world. The SeeYourImpact platform is available to any non-profit organization at no cost.
In 2016, he left a fulfilling 25-year career in the technology industry; much of which was at Microsoft and also Netscape and Accenture. He has been fortunate to play a part in creating technologies that have transformed how people communicate, collaborate and learn.
Lisa is a women’s rights activist and scholar who has worked in women’s rights since 1991. Her first job out of college was in domestic violence shelters in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. She has conducted field research on gender in India, Russia, Somalia, Iraq, Guatemala, Kenya, and Congo. She is known for initiating campaigns in the international women’s movement, including founding Run for Congo Women and cofounding the first sexual violence crisis center in Mogadishu, Somalia. She is the author of the award-winning A Thousand Sisters (Seal Press, 2010) and Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen (Public Affairs, 2015). Lisa was a Fellow of the Carr Center for Human Rights (2013–2014), and a Gleitsman Fellow with the Center for Public Leadership (2012–2013) at the Harvard Kennedy School. She holds an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Georgetown University (2013).
More speaker information coming soon.
GlobalWA Event Space
July 10, 2019
3:00pm (Registration starts at 2:30pm) - 4:00pm
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle WA 98101
Members: $25 (email firstname.lastname@example.org for member code)
Non-Members: $35 // free registration for students