End Slavery Tennessee launches “Someone Like Me” Podcast

End Slavery Tennessee Launches a NEW Podcast :

“Someone Like Me”

 

Someone Like Me Podcast

          End Slavery Tennessee provides specialized case management and comprehensive aftercare for human trafficking survivors and tactically addresses the problem through advocacy, prevention and training of front line professionals.

Survivor stories. Busted Myths. Lives Changed.

End Slavery Tennessee’s official podcast, Someone Like Me, features powerful stories of human trafficking told by those who experienced them firsthand. Someone Like Me is hosted by Leslie Eiler Thompson alongside End Slavery Tennessee’s founder, Derri Smith. On this podcast, you’ll hear real stories from actual survivors who are graduates of the End Slavery Tennessee program. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how people become human trafficking victims and the many obstacles in their recovery. You’ll also hear updates from program leaders about initiatives in this vital work and educate yourself as they dissolve common myths around human trafficking.

The purpose of this podcast is to amplify the voices of human trafficking survivors, highlight the work of End Slavery Tennessee, and shed light on the complex emotional factors that lead to trafficking and hinder recovery. I encourage you to listen to the stories.

Much of what the survivors discuss is very hard to hear and may even bring you to tears. Hopefully, it will also lead you to action.

Podcast Website: someonelikemepodcast.com

End Slavery Tennessee website: endslaverytn.org

Through my volunteer work with the Junior League of Nashville, I’m a member of the Human Trafficking Public Awareness Committee and provide trainings on behalf of End Slavery Tennessee to educate the community on the realities of Human/Sex Trafficking.

Below, I’ve included another recent way I was able to help supply some needs of this wonderful organization

ESTN donation

End Slavery TN recently put out a call for donations of Yearly Planners to be distributed directly to survivors needing to track their many appointments. Being a person addicted to my planners and weekly schedules, I made a trip to the store to gather up several! I hope they are a blessing to those who receive them 🙂

ESTN Donation

As a Podiatrist, foot health and comfort is extremely important to me. When I was in the store buying planners, I turned around to find several pair of shoes on sale in the next aisle over!! So you know it…..I had to get them! I was able to snag almost 20 pair of the cutest shoes and booties for the survivors and hope these bless them as well 🙂

ESTN has a donation request list on their website. If you ever feel inclined to help or want to know of ways to donate and directly support the organization , here’s the link for the Ways to Give section of their website.

Dr. Carmen AprilDr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a Nashville Business Journal 2020 Women of Influence Award Recipient, Nashville Emerging Leader (NELA) Award Winner, a Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient, is a Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter, Young Leaders Council (YLC) Leadership Institute and is a Nashville Power Moves Award Winner. She is a Podiatrist and Owner of The Foot And Ankle Healthcare Center, PC in the Nashville area. She is also the creator and owner of Ann DeVeaux, an online fashion boutique donating a portion of its profits to feminine hygiene products for victims of sex trafficking and abuse. She is a Reiki Master, a Law of Attraction Practitioner, and an advocate for the power of positive thinking! Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership & Life Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals and is the creator of the “Design Your Story” Women’s Empowerment Series.

Junior League of Nashville presents Bought & Sold: Nashville’s Human Trafficking Problem

Junior League of Nashville presents Bought &

Sold: Nashville’s Human Trafficking Problem

and

how we can be part of the solution

 

 

Hi everyone!
I’m a member of the Junior League of Nashville’s Human Trafficking Awareness Committee and all month (January 2020) we’ve been presenting a full curriculum of trainings, education opportunities and documentary film screenings on the issue of Human Trafficking.
In partnership with some of our community partners, we are hosting a free, public event at the end of the month to candidly dig in to this issue – happening right here in our city. It would be impactful to have you join us, as influential community leaders, in this conversation.  Learn from local experts about how human trafficking impacts all of us, as community members, and understand more regarding the comprehensive efforts being made to combat human trafficking right here in Middle Tennessee.
The Junior League of Nashville and our partners want to help you learn more about this issue and be a part of the solution. Join us for an insightful program and interactive panel discussion shedding light on Nashville’s human trafficking problem and how our city is working to solve it.
Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at Junior League of Nashville (2202 Crestmoor Rd, Nashville, TN 37215)
5:30 pm  Registration & Networking
6:00 pm  Bought and Sold Program followed by Panel Discussion Featuring:
•Detective Jeff Rowe, Franklin Police Department
•Sarah Wolfson, Davidson County Asst. District Attorney
•Margie Quinn, End Slavery Tennessee
•Rick Stout, Special Agent with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
•Stacia Freeman, Founder of Epic Girl
•Human Trafficking Survivor
•Moderator: Dr. Nahed Artoul Zehr, President, Junior League of Nashville
For community RSVP’s, please contact Ashley Wood at ashley.wood@vumc.org  . For Junior League of Nashville member RSVP’s, please use Digital Cheetah.
Dr. Carmen AprilDr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a Nashville Emerging Leader (NELA) Award Winner, a Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient, is a Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter, Young Leaders Council (YLC) Leadership Institute and is a 2018 Nashville Power Moves Award Winner. She is a Podiatrist and Owner of The Foot And Ankle Healthcare Center, PC in the Nashville area. She is also the creator and owner of Ann DeVeaux, an online fashion boutique donating a portion of its profits to feminine hygiene products for victims of sex trafficking and abuse. She is a Reiki Master, a Law of Attraction Practitioner, and an advocate for the power of positive thinking! Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership & Life Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals and is the creator of the “Design Your Story” Women’s Empowerment Series.