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How to Host a Watch Party for The Elijah Rising Gala

We could all use some good news right about now! This fall Elijah Rising is releasing our first film based on true stories of triumph over trafficking.   While most of the news surrounding this issue covers the horror and pain, we wanted to share the side that most people never see….the triumph and victory. ...

How can storytelling influence social change?

In this podcast, we discuss the power of storytelling in influencing social change. The topic of sex trafficking is continuing to garner more attention. Now, more than ever, we need to share stories that will move people towards social change. In this episode, you’ll learn about our upcoming film project, why we are wanting to...

Filming The Monologues For The Elijah Rising Virtual Gala

As you know, COVID caused us to change our in-person gala to virtual this year. This presented many challenges but we decided to continue with what we had planned for the year. Instead of gathering at A.D. Players Theater, we had this idea to bring the theater to people’s homes. So we worked with a...

I just learned about human trafficking. Now, what do I do?

When you first learn about human trafficking you feel overwhelmed. You ask the questions: Should I donate? Should I start volunteering somewhere? What are the next steps after becoming aware of trafficking? On top of feeling overwhelmed you may feel a full range of emotions; from brokenness to anger or rage. Don’t worry, you’re not...

Will candles make a difference? Shop with a purpose.

Shopping with a purpose is what our social enterprise, Elijah Rising Goods is all about. We frequently are asked, how do candles make a difference, and how does that support women who have overcome trafficking? In this podcast, we define what it means to be a social enterprise. The Elijah Rising Store is one of...

How can anti-trafficking leaders promote racial equality?

In this episode, Elijah Rising’s Executive Director, Micah Gamboa, has a conversation with Timeka Walker, Executive Director of United Against Human Trafficking. This discussion deals with racial equality within the anti-trafficking movement. You will also hear insights about how leaders can make changes within their organization to promote racial equality. Stay Connected Subscribe on iTunes...

How do illicit massage businesses work?

In this episode, we discuss how illicit massage businesses sexually exploit women. We also share stories from outreach into massage parlors, and a few solutions to prevent these types of places from operating. Stay Connected Subscribe on iTunes > Subscribe on Spotify > Subscribe on YouTube >

Have We Attempted To Fight Trafficking While Ignoring Racism?

A Conversation with Shani Bacy In this podcast, Adam has a conversation with Shani Bacy of The Landing. The focus of our discussion is on the effects of ignoring racism in the anti-trafficking movement. We also talk about non-profit programs and cultural competency.About ShaniShani Bacy, born and raised in Houston Texas, graduated from the University...

Is Sex Trafficking A Racial Justice Issue?

A Conversation With Katherine McGibbon Givens The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have thrust systemic racism, inequality, and oppression into the national spotlight once again. As a justice-oriented organization that serves women of color, we recognize our need to have a conversation about the intersection between sex trafficking/prostitution and racism....

What is trauma-informed care?

This episode is a follow up to episode four on “What causes trauma?” In this podcast, we continue our interview with Elijah Rising’s Program Director, Desirie Dougall. This episode discusses trauma’s effect on the brain and the importance of trauma-informed care. TRAUMA RESOURCES If something has happened in your life that has caused you extreme...
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