Not My Life: Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad *Online With Libraries*


Tuesday, September 16, 2014    
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm


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Not My LifeNot My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.

Click here for more information about the film and to watch the trailer.


The film will be followed by a live panel discussion with a question and answer period featuring:
RobinBronenRobin Bronen currently works as the executive director of the Alaska Institute for Justice, a non-profit agency that is the only immigration legal service provider in Alaska, houses a Language Interpreter Center, training bilingual Alaskans to be interpreters, and also is a research and policy institute focused on climate justice issues. No other agency in Alaska provides these services.

The Alaska Institute for Justice provides immigration legal services to 850 Alaskans each year, with a priority to serve immigrant crime victims, including domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking victims. The Language Interpreter Center has trained 200 bilingual Alaskans in 40 languages to work as interpreters in Alaska and provides an interpreter referral service for over 300 businesses and government and non-profit agencies in Alaska.

Robin has been working on human trafficking issues in Alaska since 2000 and was involved in the first federal prosecution to occur in the United States after Congress passed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act legislation in 2000. The Alaska Bar Association awarded her the 2012 International Human Rights award. The Federal Bureau of Investigation awarded the Alaska Institute for Justice the 2012 FBI Director’s Community Service award and the International Soroptomost’s awarded the Alaska Institute for Justice the 2012 Advancing the Rights of Women award.

Jolene Goeden attended Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. Jolene earned her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, New York.

Jolene worked in Pennsylvania and Delaware in a state hospital setting with developmentally disabled and mentally ill sex offenders from 1996 to 1999. Jolene was responsible for developing and implementing behavior plans for problematic clients, evaluating clients and writing sexual assessments for the court. She also conducted sex offender treatment groups for committed sex offenders at Delaware State Hospital. From 1999 to 2004, Jolene worked for the Minnesota Department of Corrections as a Corrections Program Therapist at Lino Lakes Correctional Facility, a medium classification prison for adult males. Jolene worked in the Sex Offender Treatment Program and conducted individual and group therapy with sex offenders.

Jolene received her appointment as a Special Agent with the FBI in March of 2004 and was assigned to the Anchorage Division. Jolene primarily works Human Trafficking and Crimes Against Children violations. She is assigned to the Child Exploitation Task Force which is focused on investigating offenders who exploit children through commercial sex and child pornography. Jolene is partnered with the Anchorage Police Department Vice Unit on this task force.

This program is FREE and Open to the Public. For seating purposes, please RSVP by registering below for your location.

Locations include:

  • Anchorage, Z. J. Loussac Public Library, Public Conference Room, 3600 Denali St, Anchorage, AK 99503
  • Barrow, Tuzzy Consortium Library, 5421 N Star St, Barrow, AK 99723
  • Craig, Craig Public Library, 504 3rd St, Craig, AK 99921
  • Kenai, Kenai Community Library, 63 Main St Loop, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Ketchikan, Ketchikan Public Library, 1110 Copper Ridge Ln, Ketchikan, AK 99901
  • If you are a librarian in a community outside of Anchorage who would like to participate in this program, please contact Alyssa Bish.

This program is made possible by the following sponsors:






The Good Soil Foundation Fund of






This event is currently sold out. Please contact or (907) 276-8038 to inquire about space.