Due to the circumstances beyond our control our event is canceled till further notice.
October 30, 6 – 10pm
For An Intimate Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction
Become a part of the movement towards a future where women, men and children are safe from exploitation. Be one of the first to hear the results from the Survivor Leadership Summit, learn more about the importance of including survivors in policy decisions, and support efforts to create a world without sex trafficking.
Purchase a place at the table for $250 or donate to support our cause
Farm-to-table dinner exclusively prepared by renowned award-winning Chef-owner Dan Smith of John Andrews
Reserve your place now
We accept MasterCard and Visa.Or make checks payable to:
Shout Out Loud Productions, Inc. P.O. Box 1785, Lenox MA 01240
Each place purchased at the table will help Shout Out Loud to inform the Berkshire community, as well as the national and international community, on policies and protocols to combat sex trafficking. Monies will also be designated to raise awareness of sex trafficking through the medium of film.
If you are unable to attend the event, here is how you can help:
1. Donate a place at the table for another attendee
2. Become a sponsor by October 1. Donors of $500 or more will be listed as sponsors on our website and at the fundraiser. (Shout Out Loud is a 501(c)3 non-profit).
3. Invite friends, colleagues, or organizations for future collaboration
4. Contact us for more information
Nikolaos Al-Khadra- He was forced into sex trafficking from the age of 17, until the age of 22, and is a survivor of HIV/AIDS. Nikolaos is a full-time student working on his master’s and PhD degrees, and plans to become a therapist to help boys who have also been trafficked. Nikolaos speaks publicly to raise awareness about the commercial sex exploitation and slavery of boys and men, as well as the stigma of LGBT youth being ignored by the anti-trafficking movement.
Tina Frundt, Washington D.C.- She is the leading figure in the crusade to help children, men, and women who have been sexually exploited for commercial purposes, and is the Founder/Executive Director at Courtney’s House. Tina has been featured on numerous national television shows and publications, including The Oprah Show, The Montel Williams Show, CNN, and Redbook Magazine. In 2010, she was awarded the Frederick Douglass Award for helping over 500 victims escape from slavery. This award is given to an individual who has survived slavery and is using their life in freedom to help others. She has also testified before the U.S. Congress about her own experiences and the need for greater protection and services for trafficked persons. Tina started the outreach program, emergency housing, drop in center and case management programs at Polaris Project. “Never in my life did I think it was possible for my horrific past to impact a positive change in another person’s life.”
Shandra Woworuntu, New York City– At 25 years old she was trafficked from Indonesia. She answered an ad for a job that promised a six month position in the hotel industry in Chicago. She was trafficked 24 hours a day at different brothels throughout NYC and Connecticut. “After many attempts, she was able to escape her kidnappers by jumping out of a bathroom window in Brooklyn.” Finding help was not easy. Today she works with anti-human trafficking advocacy groups, and is a legislative lobbyist in Washington DC. In 2011, she started a survivor leadership group called “Voices of Hope” through Safe Horizon to ensure that people in Indonesia do not fall into the same trap, and is the founder of Mentari which is a human trafficking survivor empowerment program.
Margeaux Gray, Kentucky– Transcended her experience as a domestic child sex-trafficking survivor and now advocates against this injustice. Ms. Gray is on the National Survivor Network Executive Committee, and is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky Human Trafficking Task Force, and the Advisory Board for TO THE MARKET. She testified at a U.S. Congressional Briefing and the New Hampshire Criminal Justice Committee on a bill strengthening protections for trafficking victims. Ms. Gray has presented at schools, community events, written op-eds, and co-led a mentorship program for teenage girls.
Kristy Childs, Kansas– Started Veronica’s Voice, naming her organization in honor of a murdered sex trafficked friend; Veronica Neverdusky. She is an advocate for the abolition of the sex industry and for the systemic changes that reverse the focus of criminalizing the victims. Kristy’s vision and passion has been seen through a host of services for victims, as well as education, advocacy and legal work to target the demand and avert entry into the cycle of abuse in prostitution. Her life motto is: “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the ONLY choice you have.”
Kindly RSVP to this email by October 17 if planning to attend.
Thank you from all of us at Shout Out Loud!
Guests staying overnight at Eastover will receive a generous discount. For reservations mention Shout Out Loud.
Thank you to all our supporters for this event!