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Its all around us whether we want to believe it or not, human trafficking, child exploitation, children sold as sex slaves. What are the signs? Has it been in front of your face the whole time but you have failed to notice it? Is a home in your neighborhood one that houses these victims? What can you do as a concerned citizen? Are people you communicate with on a daily basis indeed pimps or Johns? What are the warning signs? Can you make a difference
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Nancy Hartwell grew up in Tampa, Florida, and earned a degree in International Relations from American U. in Washington, D.C. She married a prominent attorney from Cameroon, where she lived and worked for almost 15 years.
Upon her return to the U.S., she wrote for The Washington Post on Capitol Hill (7 years) and was lead proposal writer for an international consulting company (14 years). She has traveled to 44 countries and speaks more than a dozen languages.
She has had two radio plays produced, one by the BBC and one by ORTF (France). Her best-selling, award-winning Human Trafficking Series of books includes Harem Slave -- which reached no. 7 in All Fiction on Amazon (nearly 3 million titles) -- Prince Ibrahim's Favorite, and Voices from the Harem. She is an internationally recognized authority on human trafficking, particularly the international slave trade focused on oil-rich countries of the Persian Gulf.
She is currently hard at work on a movie script.
Here is a recording of the wonderful keynote speaker, Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, who is a survivor of human trafficking
Leah was raised in a hostile environment when her mother at the time, was a heavy drug user and regularly physically abused by men in front of her children. After being awarded to the state, Leah found herself running away on numerous occasions.
Leah worked as a prostitute and "Bottom girl" around the United States, mainly California, Scottsdale, Arizona, Washington, D.C and Texas for almost three years, while being beaten brutally by her pimp even after she became pregnant with his son.
On May 13th, 2011 Leah was arrested with her pimp, when he was discovered recruiting two under age girls, who were really undercover FBI Agents. After being tried as a suspect and signing a plea for seven years, Leah was given a second chance to prove her innocent about her involvement with her pimp.
After turning her life around for the better, on March 4th, 2015 she shared her story with CBS News titled "A Better Arizona" broadcasted locally on television. After this airing, Leah began to get anxious about saving other women who were still in that particular lifestyle and created a video for her Facebook channel.
Leah's dream has always been to sell high valued real estate, but has dedicated her time to finish the mission to save other women by educating the community, churches, legislature and schools, to prevent this tragedy from happening to their loved ones.
.You can find Leah’s book titled: Game Over: The Story Behind A Sex Trafficking Victim on her website www.iamleahrogers.com or Amazon. Follow Leah Roger’s on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook under /iamleahrogers
Kylla Lanier is the Deputy Director and co-founder of Truckers Against Trafficking, a 501(c)3 organization that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. She is responsible for implementation of vision, communications management, training and volunteer coordination, partnership development and national promotion of organization. She manages and coordinates coalition builds between members of the trucking industry, law enforcement and local anti-trafficking groups; speaks on human trafficking and how the trucking industry is proactive in preventing and combatting it at conferences, in print, on radio, television, film, press conferences, universities, churches, trucking shows and trucking industry meetings and makes operational decisions for TAT. Mrs. Lanier also handles social media for TAT including managing the Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube accounts.
TAT won the 2012 Norma Hotaling Award for Innovative Demand Reduction from Global Centurion, been recognized by the United Nations as one of the 100 Best Practices for Combatting Human Trafficking in 2013, been recognized on the Congressional floor for its grassroots efforts, received multiple special recognition awards from the trucking industry and received the Award of Service in 2014 from the Trafficking in America Taskforce. Mrs. Lanier has been involved in the fight against human trafficking since 2007 when she helped initiate the state coalition against trafficking in Oklahoma. In addition to her human trafficking work, she has authored a book called My Life Crazy about her missionary experiences working with gangs in El Salvador in the mid-1990s. She was also named Broken Arrow Public Schools District Teacher of the Year in 2011.
Living a sheltered, middle class life as an only child in the city of Compton, D’Lita had no idea how things would drastically change when she became a child victim of sexual exploitation. For 15 years, the hardships of being a single mom kept her in the life but she finally walked away, and checked into community college became a legal assistant, and her journey to success began. D’Lita’s daughter became a victim of human trafficking, and it was then that she drew a line in the sand and refused to be merely reactive, but proactive. Determined to make sure this never happened again, she founded the organization FAST (Families Against Sex Trafficking) where she fills every role from Executive Director to Admin to Case Manager and Public Speaker. Ms. Miller has worked with agencies such as Saving Innocence, Runaway Girl, The Mary Magdalene Project, California Against Slavery, and several others.
D’Lita has personally assisted in helping over a hundred women to exit the life and has trained thousands of community members, law enforcement officers and youth. D’Lita has recently partnered with Gems Uncovered dba Forgotten Children Inc. to provide a 12-Week Diversion Program for women involved in sexual exploitation. Ms. Miller is featured on the new A&E show “8 Minutes”, which is a show focused on sexual exploitation. D’Lita’s goal is to use her expertise, experience, and courage to help women who feel trapped to realize that they too can have a bright future, if they just take the first step.
Tajuan McCarty is the Founder of The WellHouse, a nonprofit, faith-based and Christ-centered agency dedicated to rescuing women from sexual exploitation/human trafficking. She has experience in social work, community outreach, and as a consultant on women’s issues. Her professional experience includes leadership positions in which she has assisted women ex-offenders re-enter society; helped implement Alabama’s first program devoted to helping chronically homeless, severely mentally ill women and as a social worker for the Alabama Department of Human Resources. She holds Master degrees in Public Health and Public Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Tajuan is uniquely qualified to be a forerunner in the fight against trafficking, as she understands victims situations too well. At 15, she was sexually exploited by her “boyfriend-turned-pimp”. She was trafficked to Birmingham so many times, it became her home. Her many experiences make her a passionate advocate for victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
Tajuan was recognized as one of The Top 20 Women Who Make a Difference in Birmingham and accepted The FBI Director's Community Leadership Award on behalf of The WellHouse, due to her efforts to fight human trafficking.
Have you ever watched movies on Lifetime about sex trafficking? What about Dateline NBC or those other news shows where sex trafficking victims tell their stories. Have you ever wondered how to identify victims or what to look for? Well on the next Nite Talks with Sasha we will discuss not sex trafficiked victims but those that are also slaves or indentured servants! We will discuss
Visable Indications of trafficking
Health Characteristics of a trafficked person
How to report suspected trafficking
Vocab that a sex trafficked worker may use
Tune in this Friday, May 8th at 11:30pm est/8:30pm pst as delve deep inside the world of Sex and Human trafficking! Log on www.blogtalkradio.com/nitetalkswithsasha to hear the show LIVE on your PC,Tablet, or Phone. Call in at (215)383-3929 to hear the show LIVE but to also ask questions and voice your opinion on our topic!
Today Annie Abram and her guest, David Trotter, will discuss sex trafficking in the US. There are "100,000 children in the sex trade in the United States each year. In the US, sex trafficking commonly occurs in online escort services, residential brothels, brothels disguised as massage businesses or spas, and in street prostitution. Victims are frequently lured by false promises of a lucrative job, stability, education, or a loving relationship. In the U.S., victims can be men or women, adults or children, foreign nationals or U.S. citizens. While they share the trait of vulnerability, victims have diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, varied levels of education, and may be documented or undocumented." (http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/overview)
David Trotter is filmmaker, author, and speaker with a passion to help people take action on important social justice issues in our world. He is the Co-executive Producer and Co-director on two documentaries - MOTHER INDIA: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan (www.motherindiafilm.com) as well as IN PLAIN SIGHT: Stories of Hope and Freedom (www.inplainsightfilm.com). He is the author of multiple books including the recently released Start Something to End Trafficking. He has been married to Laura for over 20 years, and they live with their two children in Newport Beach, California.
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