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From: DeWayne Brown (
Date: Sun Jan 24 1999 - 16:15:59 EST

Grant MacEwan Community College (GMCC), in conjunction with the
Prostitution Awareness and Action Foundation of Edmonton (PAAFE),
CROSSROADS Outreach Services, Catholic Social Services SafeHouse, Edmonton
Police Service, Grove Plaza Medical Poundmakers' Lodge, Recovery
Counseling Services, and are proud to announce "Answers and Action: Healing
Sexual Exploitation and Prostitution". This North American conference will
be a milestone event in terms of addressing issues of prostitution, sexual
addiction, and sexual exploitation. The conference will be held May 4 to
May 6, 2000 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Call for Presentations
Deadline: April 28, 1999

Delegates from all across North America will be in attendance at "Answers
and Action: Healing Sexual Exploitation and Prostitution". This conference
offers the unique opportunity to address the topic with a broad range of
delegates, representing sectors from street-level interventions to academic
research. The conference advisory committee is calling for proposals for
presentations and for research findings that fit with the general
conference themes:

Health / Addictions. Presentations focusing on sexual addictions, health
issues that relate to prostitution and/or sexual addiction, health
promotion initiatives among prostitutes, early intervention and prevention
programs, employee assistance programs and sexual exploitation in the
workplace, and other related presentations.
Legal Issues. Presentations focusing on police involvement in the
street-scene, police collaboration with street organizations, prostitution
offender programs and other methods of intervention, sessions that would be
of interest to members of the police force, Bill 1, federal legislation,
provincial/state legislation, municipal legislation, internet, innovative
methods of dealing with sexual exploitation and prostitution, and other
related presentations.
Street. Presentations focusing on interventions at street level, peer
education programs, transition programs, coping strategies, early
intervention, coping strategies for families, and other related
Community Action. Presentations of research on the topics of the sex trade,
citizen action, prostitution offender programs, sexual addictions, sexual
counseling, recovery, community-based / grassroots interventions, cultural
and immigrant issues, and other related presentations.

Sessions may be either one hour, one and a half hours, or three hours in
length and should allow for a discussion period at the end of the
presentation. Team-based presentations and use of multi-media and visual
aids is encouraged. A print summary of the presentation must be provided
prior to the conference.

The conference advisory committee will review submissions in March 1999 and
respond to you by the end of April 1999. The proposal should include: the
proposal form, and outline of your presentation (maximum 500 words); a
50-word abstract written in the third-person; the names, titles, and
organization(s) of the presenter(s); the name, address, phone, fax, and
e-mail (if applicable) of a contact person.

To obtain a proposal form, please contact Linda Withers at (780) 497-5169
or e-mail

Further information about the conference may be obtained by contacting
Genevieve Jones, Grant MacEwan Community College, (780) 497-5717 or e-mail

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