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Living Heroically – From slavery to success: Sarah Symons at TEDxSarasota (13:22)

Sarah has had many surprises in her years of working with those she and her team have helped free from slavery and trafficking but nothing prepared her for the messages she shares in this talk.. Looking back on the last decade she noticed that it had not turned out as she envisioned. In many ways, its been the opposite.

Sarah Symons is the Founder and Executive Director of Made By Survivors. Over the past ten+ years, they have helped over a thousand women get out of slavery and poverty, and to build safe, independent lives. Prior to this work, Sarah worked as a composer of TV music, and as a recording artist.

Kevin Bales: How to Combat Modern Slavery (20:33)

In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He shares stats and personal stories from his on-the-ground research – and names the price of freeing every slave on earth right now.


Human Trafficking: Rachel Lloyd at TEDxUChicago 2012 (19:23)

Rachael Lloyd is an anti human-trafficking advocate. She is the founder and Executive Director of the New York-based Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS). Since immigrating to the United States, Rachel has worked with incarcerated women, as well as combatting commercial sexual exploitation of children and young women within the United States. GEMS is the only organization in New York State of its kind.