Organizing for Justice

Insights into Collaborating for Impact

Lessons Learned from the Houston Rescue & Restore Coalition

Join Professor Kirsten Foot as she shares her research on the Houston Rescue & Restore Coalition (HRRC), a highly functional anti-human trafficking organization, consisting of both 1) a strong central structure, and 2) a well-coordinated coalition of other distinct organizations.

HRRC Executive Director, Maria Trujillo, will be joining us as well, and she'll share some observations about the varying levels of alignment that seem necessary for three types of models:

  1. a strong umbrella org with multiple programs
  2. a well-coordinated network of distinct orgs
  3. a hybrid of these (the HRRC model)

All awareness-raising, mobilizing, and advocacy organizations interested in ways to increase collaboration in Washington state are welcome to attend!

Organizing for Justice

Monday, Sep. 10th 2012 at 6:30-9pm

4745 17th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA

Join us in the Cafe @ UW Hillel at the corner of 17th and 50th.


  • 6:30-6:45 Brief Introductions
  • 6:45-7:15 Review of Three Organizational Models
  • 7:15-7:35 Q&A with Maria About HRRC
  • 7:35-7:50 Overview of Washington Engage's Community Action Initiative (CAI)
  • 7:50-8:15 Discussion About All Three Models
  • 8:15-8:30 Debrief and Feedback