What do you bring?
WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THIS WORLD?
Laura was touched to be selected for the “What Do You Bring To This World” event. Traffic Stops Where Love Begins hosted the fundraising event highlighting 20 extraordinary women from the Chicago area whose lives and work are transforming their communities. These women are seekers of justice and through their advocacy work and artistic endeavors, have shown their commitment to improving the life condition of those in need.
The event featured custom portraits of the 20 women, performances by young women and men who have survived and escaped trafficking, keynote speaker Ruchira Gupta, Founder of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, and an auction to raise funding.
Laura with Gloria Araya, Founder & Executive Director, Traffic Stops Where Love Begins
Portrait of Laura in her signature collar blouse.
Traffic Stops Where Love Begins believes freedom is a human right and are committed to ending modern-day slavery and human trafficking. We wish to see every woman, man, and child in the world free to thrive. We create awareness campaigns, and art and music events to educate the public on this issue and we provide support to organizations that share common purposes and qualify as tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.
More than 20 million people worldwide are working as modern-day slaves and generating billions of dollars worth of illegal profits annually. Human Trafficking, a form of Modern-Day Slavery, is a $150 billion dollar industry and the fastest growing criminal enterprise globally. While a global concern, the epidemic is close to home as O’Hare International airport is considered a “highly used transit location by traffickers to transport men, women, young girls and children and disperse them as needed to other cities and states”. (Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 10/11/17)
We work in partnership with Apne Aap Women Worldwide and support their program and mission to care for and empower at-risk girls, women and survivors of sex trafficking.
For more information, visit their website: https://www.trafficstopswherelovebegins.org and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrafficStopsWhereLoveBegins/