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Join Somaly Mam at a Gala Benefit: BRAVE IS BEAUTIFUL
Join us for an exclusive event with Somaly Mam, a human rights activist and a survivor of sex slavery. Due to her personal story, her resilience, courage and fierce determination, she is a luminous star in the panoply of abolition advocates.
Anyone who believes that the use of the term "slavery" in the modern-day context is merely hyperbole, owes it to themselves to read her harrowing but inspiring autobiography. It is a first hand account of what sexual slavery means for the vast majority of the world's prostituted women:
The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine.
Take this opportunity to see and hear her speak while helping to support her work.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
621 West 46th Street, NYC
General Admission: $75.00
For tickets CLICK HERE
After spending many years in the brothels of Cambodia, Somaly escaped, and has aided tens of thousands of women and children in knowing their rights and escaping their plight. She has been recognized as a CNN Hero, one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, a Glamour Woman of the Year, Fast Company's League of Extraordinary Women, one of Fortune Magazine's 100 most Powerful Women, and by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for her work. Despite threats to her life and the kidnapping of her children, Somaly continues to live and work in Phnom Penh.
In 2007, with the help of two young Americans, she founded the Somaly Mam Foundation, dedicated to supporting victim services and leading anti-trafficking advocacy in Southeast Asia. This US-based nonprofit organization empowers survivors as leaders of next-generation change, and engages governments, corporations, and individuals in the fight to end slavery.
On January 17th, Somaly Mam will be the guest of honor at Brave is Beautiful. The evening will bring together an influential network of New Yorkers from beauty, fashion, finance, art, technology, and philanthropy for a common cause: supporting the Somaly Mam Foundation.
Events will include:
Guest of Honor & Featured Speaker: Somaly Mam
Musical performances by Chloe Flower, Nicky Egan, Lekan Ajala, Yeanka, Iyadede
Celebrity Appearances: Seth Meyers, Chrissy Teigen, Nichole Galicia, Alex Kruz and Taryn Manning.
Body Art: Inspirations of hope, empowerment and love featured by Celebrity Artist Andrew Sotomayor. Featured model: Emilia Grabowska
In-House Art Exhibition: Peter Ruprecht, Paul Richard, Shannon Shiang, Cynthia Cortes, Hassan Kinley, Theo Dora Johnson, Peter Yip, Veronica Ibarra, Carla Silva, Elizabeth Young, Ade Olufeko, , Eli Scheier and more
Silent Auction from Shiseido, Revlon, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and many more
Raffle Prize: 2 Round Trip tickets for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean
Live Auction of selected artwork
Two Hour OPEN BAR
Be brave by being an advocate of change. Whether you are a survivor or one who fights for a cause, we can all make a positive impact to end sex slavery.
Somaly Mam Foundation
The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit charity committed to ending modern day slavery in North America and around the world.
Human trafficking, a multi-billion dollar industry, is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. With over two million women and children sold into sexual slavery each year, it is a global crisis that must be stopped. More resources are critically needed to support the rescue and rehabilitation of these young victims.
Co-founded by sexual slavery survivor, Somaly Mam, the Foundation works to eradicate human trafficking, liberate its victims, and empower survivors so they can create and sustain lives of dignity. The Foundation supports survivor rescue, shelter, and rehabilitation programs globally with a special focus on Southeast Asia, where the trafficking of women and girls, some as young as five, is a widespread practice. The Somaly Mam Foundation also runs awareness and advocacy campaigns in North America and around the world that shed light on the crime of human trafficking and focus on getting the public and governments involved in the fight to abolish modern day slavery.
Our Vision: A world where women and children are safe from slavery.
Our Mission: To give victims and survivors a voice in their lives, liberate victims, end slavery, and empower survivors as they create and sustain lives of dignity.
The Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 charity in the USA.
Edited by avra cohen on Jan 13, 2013 1:11 PM