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Sex Trafficking: A Cultural Paradox

By |February 23rd, 2016|

Domestic minor sex trafficking.

Now that I got your attention, I want you to ask yourself: Why did these four words make you interested in what else I have to say?

February 11, 2016 I had the pleasure of being able to support the promotion of the Safe Harbor Act, which was passed last year, and […]

What you didn’t hear: Understanding Human Trafficking

By |September 29th, 2015|

A crowd of more than 200 was in attendance at the Center for Civil and Human Rights to preview the CNN Special Report — Children for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking. The atmosphere was somber as we had a glimpse into the lives of our children caught in the web of […]

The Sex-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline: How Girls of Color Are Unjustly Arrested and Incarcerated

By |August 11th, 2015|

In 2014, President Barack Obama announced My Brother’s Keeper, a desperately needed initiative to create educational and economic opportunities for black and brown boys and men. In addition to My Brother’s Keeper, there has been a new and emerging recognition that mass incarceration must come to an end, along with the school-to-prison pipeline that relegates so […]

Sex Trafficking in St. Paul, Minnesota

By |June 3rd, 2015|

The humid room, nestled above the garage, is designated as the meeting space for the Sisters of Survival group.  Here, women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic statuses speak about their traumatic experiences as sex trafficking survivors. In this room I listen to stories of women who have been violently forced to comply with the […]

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