“Nothing we say or do is neutral” Dr. Meg Meeker….everything we say and do, our presence or absence, speak echo from childhood, to adulthood, to parenthood and beyond. Let’s turn it around! Let’s heal and let us be the hope our families and communities need! If you had a great dad….put that to use for those without such a blessing. WE can put an end to the exploitation and rise in suicide of young girls and boys today – Fathers are the overlooked link!
Join and support us, as we bring awareness to the world’s 2nd largest criminal activity, human trafficking. Human Trafficking is modern day slavery and in 2016 there has been nearly 5,500 cases of human trafficking in California alone. California – a populous border state with a significant immigrant population and the world’s sixth largest economy – is one of the nation’s top four destination states for trafficking human beings. In Southern California we have a stake in making a difference as 72% of all trafficked individuals assisted in California are American citizens.
With the purchase of your benefit ticket, you are helping organizations that support and assist those who have been trafficked right here in Southern California, as well as provide funding for community awareness and education.
Join us for five BK Cellars’ wines tasting, appetizers, entertainment, silent auctions, and special presentations by Virginia Isaias, President and Founder of “Fundación de Sobrevivientes de Tráfico Humano” and Maria Suarez, Executive Director and Founder of the Maria Suarez Foundation.
Soprano Kathleen Battle’s luminous voice has been called “…without qualification, one of the very few most beautiful in the world” (The Washington Post). Yet beyond the glory of her singing, in a career filled with countless accolades, honors and major milestones, what has perhaps distinguished her most is her almost magical ability to create an unwavering emotional bond between herself, her music and her audience.
In this very special performance, the American soprano explores iconic traditional spirituals and the writings of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, accompanied by the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, two narrators and featuring Cal State Fullerton’s University Singers.
“Battle’s pure soprano voice made for a stellar performance. She sang a series of spirituals ranging from ‘Go Down, Moses’ to ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ and infused intense emotion into each song…Last night was an evening to remember.” – DC Metro Theatre Arts
Venue: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert HallTickets start at $19.00
Photo Exhibition Fundraiser Benefiting Journey Out
The More Than A Survivor: More Than A Story photography exhibition features a series of 22 stunning portraits of women from across the county who are all survivors of commercial sex trafficking and also leaders in a variety of venues from the arts to politics to science to the non-profit community and more. The exhibit honors their diversity, beauty, strength, accomplishments and leadership and celebrates their present and their future. The exhibition features three survivors from the state of California, more than any other state.
This special fundraising event, Thursday, April 14th from 5 to 9 pm will celebrate and support the work that has been done by Journey Out (formally The Mary Magdalene Project). Journey Out is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that has been leading the fight to freedom through 35 years of service.
Please RSVP today and join us Thursday, April 14 from 5 to 9 pm. All proceeds from the event will benefit Journey Out as the organization continues to support victims and survivors of sex trafficking in Los Angeles.
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is located at 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
Host and Sponsors:
Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Probation, Nola Brantley Speaks!, Journey Out and Abolitionist Mom.
Human Traffickers are dressing as AID workers and picking up kids in Nepal. This organization raises money for girls to go to school at the cost of $150 a year. Going to school is the best protection against a girl being trafficked in Nepal.