Hear Russell’s Story: a male survivor, the perspective from a CSEC – June 20th, 2018

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Event Details

June 20th, 2018
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Registration opens at 8:30AM

The Seasons
945 McHenry Ave. Modesto
Lunch is provided

Who Should Attend:

  • Social Workers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Educators
  • Behavioral Health Advocates
  • Community Members

Guest Speaker: Russell Wilson

Russell spent his first nine years as a gypsy/carny, traveling up and down the state with his mother — who worked at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Russell’s mother would sell him to pedophiles to pay for her drug habit or other necessities. By the time Russell was nine years old, parental responsibilities had become too much for Russell’s mother, and she abandoned him leaving him to fend for himself to navigate the foster care system, only to return intermittently, forcing him to relive the trauma of his abandonment each time.

Russell is currently a student at Golden Gate University School of Law and recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Anthropology and South & Southeast Asian Studies. As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Russell completed a research project in Cambodia looking at the factors of resiliency for male survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.