Anti-Trafficking Advocacy Coalition (ATAC)


Fall 2016

The Inequality of Prostitution: A Disussion with Rachel Moran and Taina Bien- Aime
Thursday, October 6, 6:00pm
NYU School of Law 
Vanderbilt Hall, room 204
40 Washington Square South
Please join ATAC as we welcome Rachel Moran to discuss her own personal experience in trafficking and her work with SPACE (Survivors of Prostitution Abuse Calling for Enlightenment) which advocates for the Nordic model. Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), will moderate the event, with a Q & A to follow.
Moran’s seven years in the sex trade convinced her that it is never compatible with consent and always tantamount to abuse. She was prostituted for seven years in Dublin and other Irish cities, beginning when she was fifteen years old. She managed to extricate herself from prostitution in 1998, at the age of 22. In 2000 she returned to education and completed a degree in Journalism from Dublin City University. Moran has been involved in the political push for the Nordic Model in Ireland since she first addressed the crowd gathered at the launch of the Turn Off The Red Light campaign in February, 2011. She works in conjunction with the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, the European Women’s Lobby, Equality Now, Apne App and the Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution. Moran wrote a great memoir about her experience in trafficking and prostitution, "Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution."
More information can be found on the Facebook Event Page and the NYU event page
Note: This event is open to the public. If you are not a NYU School of Law student and would like to attend, you must RSVP.
Dinner and drinks will be served.


Fall 2015

The Decriminalization of Prostitution: How changing legislation would affect efforts to combat human trafficking


Date: Monday, November 9
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Location: Vanderbilt Hall 210
NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South


NYU's Anti-Trafficking Advocacy Coalition is sponsoring a panel on the decriminalization of prostitution. Panelists will discuss the implications of the recent Amensty International recommendation for decriminalization, and how this will help or harm efforts to combat human trafficking.


The event will be moderated by Margaret Satterthwaite, the Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Speakers include Jillian Modzeleski of Brooklyn Defender Services, Kate D'Adamo of the Sex Workers Project, Taina Bien-Aime of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, and Jayne Bigelsen of Covenant House.


This event is open to the public. If you are not a NYU School of Law student and would like to attend you must RSVP


If you have any questions, please email Maria Mannarino at


ATAC & DVAP Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 1 @ 4:30pm in Golding Lounge

Please join the Anti-Trafficking Advocacy Coalition (ATAC) and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project (DVAP) for our welcome reception in Golding Lounge. Meet fellow students and hear about the awesome work DVAP and ATAC have done and are planning for this year! Food will be served.


Please check back for updates on upcoming events!



Fall 2014

September 3, 2014 @ 6 - 8 PM in Golding Lounge West

Come by our mixer and meet the members of ATAC!


September 22, 2014 @ 12:30 - 1:50 PM in Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210

ATAC will be hosting a panel with prominent scholars and experienced practitioners on the subject of prostitution. Our guests will be offering insights on whether legalization of prostitution would help or hurt efforts to combat human trafficking. Lunch will be served.

Our guests include:

  • Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of  Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
  • Melissa Broudo, Senior Staff Attorney from the Sex Workers Project; 
  • Jillian Modzeleski, Staff Attorney at Brooklyn Defender Services;
  • Tina Kelley, Staff Writer at Covenant House; and
  • Nancy Hoppock, NYU Professor and Executive Director of NYU Law's Center for the Administration of Criminal Law, who will be moderating the event


October 22, 2014 @ 4:30 - 6:00 PM in VH 220

ATAC will be hosting a screening of the documentary, "Very Young Girls." Very Young Girls is an exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. 

We hope you'll be able to join us! Snacks and wine will be provided.


November 18, 2014 @ 6:30 PM

ATAC will be holding a potluck dinner to congratulate all the members who worked with our partnered organizations this semester on projects to combat trafficking. Thanks for making a difference!


December 2, 2014 @ 5:30 PM - 7PM

Take a break from studying and join ATAC for some snacks.