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.

Guest: Shelby Mitchell

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Shelby Mitchell works as the Sex Trafficking Victim Advocate for the Sexual Assault Center of Family Services serving Brown, Door, Oconto and Marinette Counties. She has worked in the field of sexual violence prevention for over 11 years.  Shelby is passionate about helping those affected by sexual violence and providing the proper resources for them to begin their healing from trauma.

Featured in Episode 3

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”.

Featured in Episode 2

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.

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Organization: Brown County Sheriff’s Office

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The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is the oldest Sheriff’s Office in the state of Wisconsin and was established in 1818. The Sheriff’s Office services 13 townships and 5 Villages in the County. The Sheriff’s Office employs approximately 160 sworn Deputies and approximately 160 non-sworn personnel.  The Human Trafficking Task Force is made up of Investigators from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Green Bay Police Department, De Pere Police Department and Ashwaubenon Public Safety. We are assisted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Guest: Shawn MacDonald

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Shawn MacDonald is CEO of Verité, a civil society organization that works with businesses to promote workers’ rights and other sustainability goals in global supply chains through research, consulting, training, assessments, and policy advocacy. Before his appointment as CEO in 2016, Shawn had led Verité’s research, program, and policy work since 2003. Shawn has broad international and domestic experience in labor rights, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, workplace health, and multi-sector partnerships. Before joining Verité, he was Director of Accreditation at the Fair Labor Association, Vice President of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, Senior Advisor at Meridian Group International, and co-founder of the Development and Employment Policy Project. Additionally, he worked for a variety of civil society organizations in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. He holds a Ph.D. from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and an AB in History from Harvard University.

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