Human Trafficking and slavery don’t just happen somewhere else. It is happening in our back yards. No matter the size of the town or city, people are enslaved and trafficked daily. Sex trafficking and labor trafficking are significant issues in our country, and we can end it if we all pull together.
Who are the most vulnerable to be trafficked? How has COVID affected Trafficking today? What are some practical ways we can combat Trafficking as we go about our day? How can you find someone locally to partner with to help end trafficking? These are a few of the topics we discuss in this podcast.
Benita Hopkins, an “Agent of Change” who has worked in the non-profit sector for the last thirteen years, joins us on this podcast.
Benita most recently was the Director of Education for Generations United, who serves the immigrant population of Redwood City, CA. Before GU, she was Director of Community Education and Engagement for Love Never Fails, committed to the trafficked population. She is the current Northern and Central California Liaison for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative. She oversees her 1st Fruits Arts Project to offer underserved students of all ages the opportunity to express themselves and find healing through the arts.
One of Benita’s favorite quotations by Dr. King is: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Human Trafficking and other injustices are critical to her work. Benita is a recent graduate of Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a ministry leadership degree. She was awarded the “2015 Abolitionist of the Year” for Education by the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking and the “Working Women’s Award” by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley in 2011. She serves on the Boards of Generations United, S.H.A.D.E. (Survivors Healing and Dedicated to Empowerment), National Council of Jewish Women-San Francisco, and she is the Co-Chair of the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking.
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