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The Fierce Freedom Podcast

May 31, 2022

Our returning guest Rebecca Kotz unpacks The Equality model, which aims to partially decriminalize prostitution, "shrinking the sex trade" and a step forward in ending sexual exploitation. 

Rebecca says this goes beyond a policy change, but also involves identifying the ways victims are coerced into the sex trade and...

May 24, 2022

For nearly 40 years, the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Inc has provided support and care for incoming Hmong refugees and immigrants as they seek to navigate the obstacles that accompany resettlement.

To share more specifically about the programming offered at ECAHMAA, the history of the Hmong...

May 17, 2022

In what is being called by the UN the fastest growing refugee population in Europe since WWII, the war on Ukraine is leaving millions of Ukrainian refugees at a huge risk for exploitation.

Hosts Cat and Matt will share some facts regarding the invasion and how it is causing a flood of sexual exploitation and...

May 10, 2022

What is reality even? Recent years have seen an increase in time spent within virtual spheres for both business and recreation.

One facet of this more fully embodied internet use has been dubbed metaverse, which allows users a more immersive way to engage virtually. Our returning guest Dr. Justin Patchin returns to...

May 3, 2022

In today's day and age, youth can be tormented round the clock through their devices, and some studies show this form of digital bullying is only on the rise. 

What is cyberbullying exactly? To share more we invited Justin Patchin, UW-Eau Claire Professor of Criminal Justice and Co-Founder of the Cyberbullying...