January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Far too often in the anti-trafficking movement, survivors are not given a seat at the table. By failing to meaningfully engage survivors in anti-trafficking work, we shut out the true experts.
Join the conversation on Wednesday, January 26 from 5 - 6 PM for Ayuda’s annual Human Trafficking Awareness Month panel: A Conversation with #Survivors of Trafficking. This discussion will honor the lived experiences of trafficking survivors and #activists Evelyn Chumbow and Ronny Marty.
Evelyn and Ronny will be joined by Ayuda case manager, Kirstie Sippola, and Ayuda attorney, Gaby Brito.
We will take a macro-level view at the importance of providing a wide array of services that support survivors and their sustained exit from trafficking, including short-term necessities like clothing, food and emergency medical services to longer-term needs like mental health care, housing and reintegrating into society.
This panel discussion will be moderated by Jessica Contrera, Washington Post reporter, and is sponsored by Southwest Airlines - Ayuda's preferred airline partner.