Guest: Matt Wilson

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Matt Wilson Matthew Wilson is a Sergeant Investigator for the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Matthew was hired in 2006 and has worked in the Patrol Division, Court Security and the multijurisdictional Drug Task Force before being promoted to his new position in January, 2017. Matthew’s current assignment is to investigate human trafficking as well assist with Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC).

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Guest: Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

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downloadAustin Choi-Fitzpatrick is a writer and professor at the Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. He is the author of What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do (2017) and co-editor of From Human Trafficking to Human Rights (2012). His newest book Protest Tech: How Social Movements Use Disruptive Technology, explores the ways movements use tools and technologies to bring social change. Shorter work has appeared in Slate, Al Jazeera, the Guardian, Huffington Post, and Aeon (as well as in academic journals most people have never heard of).

Guest: Carolyn Lumpkin

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_W4A3730 (2)Carolyn Lumpkin, LCSW is the Director of Empowerment Programs at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), overseeing the Social Services Programs (Cast Management, Emergency Response, Youth Program, Shelter Program) and Survivor Leadership Programs (Survivor Caucus and National Survivor Network). In 2004, Carolyn was previously with CAST as a Case Manager and Shelter Night Manager, and later returned in 2016 to continue her work at CAST, now as the Director of Empowerment Programs. Prior to returning to CAST, Carolyn was the Clinical Program Manager of the Wraparound Program with Children’s Institute, Inc. in South Los Angeles. Carolyn has over 16 years of experience working with diverse populations, in both direct service and management roles. She has extensive experience providing trauma-informed mental health services in communities with high rates of poverty, crime, and violence. In addition, Carolyn implemented an integrated treatment model for adolescents with substance abuse and trauma histories in the South Los Angeles area, and has utilized multiple evidence-based treatment practices in her clinical work. Carolyn is also a trainer in vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. Carolyn received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters in Social Work degree from California State University, Long Beach. Carolyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California.

CAST Hotline #: 888-539-2373 (exclusively for LA)

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

 

Organization: The Sexual Assault Center of Family Services

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The Sexual Assault Center of Family Services provides services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for victims of sexual assault (including sex trafficking), and their families and friends. Services are confidential and free of charge. The Sexual Assault Center provides sensitive services to all victims regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability. Services are available throughout the Wisconsin counties of Brown, Door, Oconto, and Marinette. Services also include medical advocacy, legal advocacy, follow up services and support.

Links to Relevant Resources

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To create season 2 of All the Rage, we talked with or gathered data from a variety of people and organizations.  Here’s a list of links to relevant resources related to human trafficking.

 

Guest: Harold D’Souza

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H-white-backgroundHarold D’Souza is a survivor of labor trafficking and debt bondage in the United States of America. Originally from India, Harold D’Souza is a well educated and has experience is sales management. He has a Masters of Commerce, Post Graduation Diploma-Human Resource Development and a Bachelors in Law from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Harold pursued the American Dream and came to the U.S. on the advice and support of the man who would become his trafficker, encouraging him and reassuring him the American Dream was well within reach. For 133 months Harold and his family were exploited at the hands of a trafficker, struggling to be free and to keep his family safe. Today, Harold is a Survivor, Advocate and Public Speaker. Since 2008 Harold has worked at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as a Senior Supply Chain Associated. He is a founding member (2008) of the National Survivor Network (human trafficking) CAST and is active in local antitrafficking organizations. He has spoken at numerous anti-human trafficking events, campaigns, conferences and other public awareness activities throughout the U.S and India.

Notably, Harold has been appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Historic United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Harold has found a new purpose in life, to be the voice, courage, hope and freedom for victims. His mantra for staying focused and continuing the path is “What your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve” (Napoleon Hill). D’Souza is working on a book called “Human Trafficking: A Frog in a Well.” His philosophy is, fix the problem and not the blame, and his favorite inspirational quotes are “I am a poor starter, but a strong finisher” and “Don’t worry, be happy”.

Organization: Ending the Game

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Ending The Game (ETG) is a groundbreaking survivor-written curriculum that helps sex trafficking victims reduce feelings of attachment to a trafficker and/or the trafficking lifestyle.  Ending The Game (ETG) educates and empowers sex trafficking victims by providing a structure and framework to uncover harmful psychological coercion (a.k.a. “The Game”) that victims may have been subjected to during their trafficking experience. By offering a curriculum that reveals the sequence of commonly-used, yet seldom-explained, mind control techniques used by traffickers, we aim to empower participants to acquire skills to “End The Game.”

Guest: Rachel Thomas

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rachelthomasA graduate of UCLA with a Masters in Education and a personal survivor of human trafficking, Rachel has extensive experience teaching, training, curriculum writing, public speaking and mentoring.  As Director of Sowers Education Group, she has educated and inspired a wide range of audiences including teens, social service providers, churches,
teachers, college students, and law enforcement. Sowers’ intervention curriculum Ending The Game is being used by over 170 facilitators in 8 states and helps survivors break the bonds of attachment to traffickers and the trafficking lifestyle.

Since 2012, Rachel has reached over 36,000 live audience members and millions more through numerous media outlets including The T.D. Jakes Show, The New York Times Upfront Magazine and ABC’s Newsmakers.  Rachel was also honored by Congressman Ed Royce of California’s 39th district and Los Angeles Supervisor Don Knabe for her leadership and trafficking prevention efforts. To learn more about Sowers or Rachel Thomas, please visit www.SowersEducationGroup.com.