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IN PLAIN SIGHT Podcast to End Human Trafficking

The IN PLAIN SIGHT podcast empowers current and future leaders with inspiring stories of fellow abolitionists and actionable insights to implement in their own organizations. Hosted by David Trotter, episodes feature engaging interviews with noted leaders in the anti-trafficking movement - men and women committed to ending all forms of human trafficking in our world - sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and organ trafficking. Get more information at www.inplainsightfilm.com.
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Aug 24, 2016

Jenny Williamson (Courage Worldwide)
Jenny Williamson is business leader, social entrepreneur, life coach, published author, abolitionist, community volunteer and a passionate, inspirational motivation speaker. She is also the Founder and CEO of Courage Worldwide, an international, non-profit organization that builds homes for children rescued out of sex trafficking around the world. Jenny led this organization from an all-volunteer one with no income, to a multi-million dollar non-profit organization with thirty paid employees, over fifteen hundred active volunteers and two long term residential care facilities – one in Northern California and one in Tanzania, Africa.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn:

  1. Jenny's response to the Sacramento Bee article.
  2. Why Courage House chose to "pause" taking placements.
  3. The timeline of Courage Worldwide's communication with supporters.
  4. Detailed appeals for each of the State violations.
  5. Response from the Courage Worldwide Board of Directors.

WAYS TO SUPPORT COURAGE WORLDWIDE

1. Attend their anniversary celebration in person or via livestream on Saturday, August 28, 2016.

2. Write letters to your state representatives, using your voice for these children. (Template letter coming soon.)

3. Donate. Without financial support, they won’t be able to re-write their program and re-open their doors to female survivors of sex trafficking who are under 18 years of age. Click here for upcoming fundraiser info.

4. Pray.Click here if you want to be on our prayer request list.

 

Jun 25, 2015

Matthew Aspegren (CEO of 10ThousandWindows)
 - Matt is the co-founder and CEO of 10ThousandWindows, a non-profit focused on opening 10,000 windows of life-changing opportunity to survivors of violence and exploitation - currently focused on the Philippines. After living in the country for five years, he completely nationalized the first 10ThousandWindows office in May of 2014 and moved back to New York City to continue expanding the work.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. Why 10ThousandWindows chooses not to offer micro loans.  

2. Why employment needs to be safe, sustainable, and gainful.

3. How the organization helps meet the needs of local businesses by providing employment training to survivors of trafficking.

Jun 19, 2015

Nita Belles (Founder of In Our Backyard)
 - Nita is a sought-after speaker and trainer as well as the author of "In Our Backyard: Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do to Stop It". She directs a team that works with law enforcement, non-profits, and social services to fight human trafficking throughout the year, but has particular experience surrounding the Super Bowl. Her work has been featured on CNN, Fox Files, USA Today, and many other publications.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. Why sex trafficking increases during major sporting events.  

2. What anti-trafficking efforts are being taken in preparation for the 2016 Super Bowl at Levi's Stadium.

3. How you can get involved in the fight.

Jun 10, 2015

Kendis Paris (Executive Director of Truckers Against Trafficking)
 - Kendis is the Executive Director of Truckers Against Trafficking, a national nonprofit that educates and mobilizes the trucking industry to fight against human trafficking. Since TAT launched, the national human trafficking hotline has reported an increase of hundreds of calls coming in from truckers across the United States.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. The connection between the trucking of goods and the trafficking of humans. 

2. How Truckers Against Trafficking educates the trucking industry. 

3. How a tractor trailer has been turned into an anti-trafficking education tool. 

Jun 5, 2015

Marnie Webb (CEO of Caravan Studios)
 - Marnie is CEO of Caravan Studios, which utilizes technology intervention to allow communities to respond to the issues they care about most. Marnie has been named one of the Top 10 Silicon Valley Influencers by San Jose Mercury News. Recently, Caravan Studios launched SafeNight, an app that alerts and allows individual donors to fund hotel rooms when domestic violence shelters are full.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. What SafeNight is and how it works.

2. How a case manager is key to the entire process. 

3. How your organization could benefit from SafeNight.

May 30, 2015

David Trotter (Executive Producer of IN PLAIN SIGHT)
 - Listen to the third in a series of experimental episodes where David Trotter, host of the IN PLAIN SIGHT Podcast to End Human Trafficking, shares thoughts on leadership. To end human trafficking in our world, we must not only be knowledgeable about the issue, but about how to approach our work and how to lead others in the process.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How to help volunteers catch the vision. 

2. How to help volunteers get connected and feel valued. 

3. How to help volunteers get something done with clear expectations.

May 26, 2015

Ashlie Bryant (3 Strands Global)
 - Ashlie is the VP of Development and Outreach for 3 Strands Global and the founder of Break Free, an anti-trafficking organization that recently merged with 3 Strands to expand their efforts. She has been a part of the CA Attorney General’s round table in Sacramento, which focuses on collaborative solutions to human trafficking, and in 2013, Ashlie was awarded a Resolution by the California State Senate for her hard work and dedication. 

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. What Break Free education is and how it was developed.

2. How they gained access to classrooms to educate students.

3. How students are responding with practical next steps.

May 22, 2015

Gloria Manchester (Leadership Education Action Programs)
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Gloria is the founder of Leadership Education Action Programs (LEAP) providing life coaching, executive coaching, team-building, and women's leadership courses. They also produce the STARR Project Teen Esteem and Leadership Experience, a 5-day experiential event for teen girls ages 14-18.

As a certified life coach and accomplished leader, Gloria’s life mission is to significantly interrupt the cycle of child abuse and to empower teenage girls and women to lead enriched and fulfilling lives. She has two grown children who are both thriving in their respective professions, and she is the proud grandmother of three grandsons and one granddaughter.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How the Starr one-week experience got started

2. The top issues that teen girls are wrestling with.

3. How a week at camp is transforming young lives.

 
May 15, 2015

David Trotter (Executive Producer of IN PLAIN SIGHT)
 - Listen to the second of a series of experimental episodes where David Trotter, host of the IN PLAIN SIGHT Podcast to End Human Trafficking, shares thoughts on leadership. To end human trafficking in our world, we must not only be knowledgeable about the issue, but about how to approach our work and how to lead others in the process.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How David burned out and moved toward a "new normal" of health.

2. What we "lack" that can cause us to burn out.

3. Three ways that you can move toward health in your life. 

May 13, 2015

Kenny Baker (CEO of Behavioral Treatment Providers)
 - Chris is the founder of Ink180, a tattoo ministry based in Illinois that provides coverups and removal for survivors of human trafficking who have been branded by their pimps. In the last four years, Chris has served over 2,400 survivors and ex-gang members with tattoo coverups. 

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How Ink 180 connects with survivors in need of tattoo coverups.  

2. What a survivor experiences during the tattoo process.  

3. How a new tattoo gives a survivor a fresh start.

May 7, 2015

Kenny Baker (CEO of Behavioral Treatment Providers)
 - Kenny is the CEO of Behavioral Treatment Providers in Nashville, TN, and he has operated the John School for Davidson County for over 15 years. This one-day class is provided to arrested sex buyers as a way to expunge the charge from their record. 

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. What is presented at the John School. 

2. The school's cognitive behavior therapeutic approach. 

3. The spectrum of responses to the school by sex buyers.

May 5, 2015

David Trotter (Executive Producer of IN PLAIN SIGHT)
 - Listen to the first of a series of experimental episodes where David Trotter, host of the IN PLAIN SIGHT Podcast to End Human Trafficking, shares thoughts on leadership. To end human trafficking in our world, we must not only be knowledgeable about the issue, but about how to approach our work and how to lead others in the process.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How our beliefs determine your actions which produce your results which impact your emotional state.

2. How shallow and weak "whys" don't produce the results we want.

3. How to choose powerful "whys" that will be long-lasting and help you get the results you truly want. 

Apr 27, 2015

Marian Hatcher (Cook County, IL Sheriff's Office)

 - Marian is the Project Manager for the Women’s Justice Programs and Human Trafficking Coordinator of the Cook County Illinois Sheriff’s Office. Alongside the Sheriff, she coordinates the National John’s Day of Arrests, a nationwide effort with more than 59 participating federal, state and local law enforcement agencies targeting buyers of sex as the driving force of sex trafficking.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. Why Marian believes that combatting demand is so important.

2. How Pretty Woman plays into the misconception of prostitution.

3. How the National John's Day of Arrests has been successful.

Apr 22, 2015

Alex Trouteaud (Street Grace)
 - Alex is the Executive VP of Research at Street Grace, which leads faith communities, organizations, and individual volunteers on a comprehensive path to end Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Metro Atlanta and throughout the United States. In this interview, we cover two separate demand reduction programs they are involved with in the state of Georgia including "Not Buying It" and "Fathers Against Child Exploitation."

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. What the "Not Buying It" and "FACE" programs are all about.

2. What positive results the state of Georgia is experiencing.

3. How fathers play a critical role in reducing demand.


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Apr 20, 2015

Clay Olsen (Fight the New Drug)
 - Clay is the co-founder and CEO of Fight the New Drug, which he co-founded in 2010. He leads a youth activist movement dedicated to raising awareness on the harmful effects of pornography through science, facts, and personal accounts. Having been featured on ABC Nightline, ABC News, CNN, Al Jazeera, USA Today, NPR, and the Dr. Drew Show, Clay has presented to over 300 schools and tens of thousands of teens all over the country.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How pornography impacts the brain, relationships, and our society.

2. The connection between pornography and sex trafficking.

3. How teens are reacting to their school presentations.

Apr 15, 2015

Devin Rebello (CEASE Network)
 - Devin is a Strategic Initiatives and Research Associate for Demand Abolition, and she is responsible for assisting in the development and support of the CEASE Network, which is a collaboration of 11 pioneering cities committed to reducing sex-buying by 20 percent in two years.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How the CEASE Network was developed.

2. How the 11 cities are working together.

3. How data collection and analysis play an integral role.

Apr 12, 2015

Tom Perez (EPIK Project)
 - Tom Perez is the founder of the EPIK Project. EPIK stands for Everyman Protecting Innocent Kids, and they have a goal to engage 100,000 men and end the demand for prostituted kids in America by 2020. Their focus is on demand disruption - directly confronting local sex buyers at the point of sale. 

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. About "demand disruption" and how it works.

2. What sex buyers say when they're disrupted.

3. What it takes to start something similar in your city.

Apr 6, 2015

Teresa Downing-Matibag (Iowa State University)
 - Teresa Downing-Matibag is the Executive Director of the Network Against Human Trafficking (NAHT), a statewide coalition of Iowa’s leading anti-trafficking organizations, and a lecturer of sociology at Iowa State University. Her research examines intimate and sexual relationships in young adulthood, including the exploitation of young women through the sex trade and Internet bride industries in our global society. Her work has been published in journals such as the Social Psychological Quarterly, the Journal of Family Issues, Qualitative Health Research, and the Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. Ways in which law enforcement and non-profits seek to reduce demand.

2. Why a man purchases sex for the first time.

3. What parents can do to prevent our boys from becoming the next generation of buyers.

Mar 30, 2015

Susan Patterson (Through God's Grace Ministry)
 - Susan Patterson is the Director of Through God's Grace Ministry and the author of "How You Can Fight Human Trafficking: Over 50 Ways to Join the Fight". She speaks to thousands of people each year, raising awareness among faith communities (particularly Catholic parishes) as to how they can fight human trafficking. 

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. Simple steps to start an anti-trafficking ministry in your church.

2. Practical ways to help your church take action.

3. Common challenges that churches face as they start an anti-trafficking ministry.

Mar 27, 2015

Kelsey Galaway (Safe Families for Children)
 - Kelsey Galaway is the Executive Director of Kwagala Project, an international organization that rescues and provides aftercare to survivors of human trafficking.  From 2010-2013 she lived and worked in Uganda directing and developing 2 residential aftercare homes.  Domestically, Kelsey is working with Safe Families for Children to expand the current scope of the organization's programs to include at-risk youth and survivors of human trafficking.  

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. Why foster care can be a challenging experience for children.

2. How Safe Families is preventing children from entering foster care.

3. How your church or family can become a safe family. 

Mar 24, 2015

Kimberly Yim (Founder - San Clemente Abolionists)
- Kimberly is the author of "Refuse To Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern Day Slavery" and founder of the San Clemente Abolitionists in San Clemente, California. Through local events, film screenings, and fundraisers, they work to educate and engage their local community to fight the injustice of human trafficking. Their focus is on tangible actions that everyday ordinary citizens can do right in their everyday life.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How Kim started the San Clemente Abolitionists.

2. 3-4 things you need to start a group of your own.

3. What she wishes she would have know before starting.

Mar 10, 2015

Nick & Cari Elcock (Co-founders - Sovereign Sandals
- Nick and Cari created and launched a line of handmade sandals for men and women with 25% of their monthly profits being donated to Courage Worldwide, which operates two homes for survivors of child sex trafficking.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How sandals and anti-trafficking became their passions. 

2. 3-4 things every potential social entrepreneur needs to be prepared for. 

3. What they wish they would have known before starting.

Mar 5, 2015

Jenny Williamson (Founder and CEO - Courage Worldwide) 
- Jenny Williamson is the founder and CEO of Courage Worldwide, an international, non-profit building homes for children rescued out of sex trafficking. Beyond recognition for her work by the FBI, she was recently honored by Loreal Paris as a "2014 Woman of Worth" - one of only 10 women recognized each year.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How Jenny started Courage Worldwide. 

2. What it takes to run a restorative home. 

3. The process of welcoming a new girl. 

4. Jenny's insights into starting a new home.

Mar 3, 2015

Grace Theisen & Lauren Lancaster (Co-founders - Songs Against Slavery) 
- After becoming aware of modern slavery during their freshman year in college, they wanted to do something to raise awareness of the issue and support anti-trafficking organizations. Since 2011, they have organized 12 benefit concerts and raised over $30,000 for nonprofits in the United States.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How Grace and Lauren got started. 

2. What they've learned by putting on concerts in various venues. 

3. The basic steps to hosting your own concert. 

4. The importance of flexibility and grace.

Feb 27, 2015

Jeanne Allert (Founder & Executive Director - The Samaritan Women) 
- Founded in 2007 and based in Baltimore, MD, The Samaritan Women is a long-term restorative home for survivors of human trafficking. In today's episode, Jeanne discusses the four types of shelters that are emerging in cities across America.  

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. The four types of shelters. 

2. The strengths and limitations of each. 

3. The level of expertise, staffing, and financial support needed. 

4. The importance of a network of shelters across our nation.

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