Join us on Tuesday, January 30th at 7:30pm EST for Human Trafficking Unmasked! Lift Up the Vulnerable (LUV) is hosting an enlightening panel discussion with global anti-trafficking experts. We would love for you to be a part of the conversation and learn more about identifying and addressing the root causes of exploitation around the world.
From working in warzones, to addressing food security, adoption, and ethical economic development business models, these leaders will share invaluable insights and engage in an interactive dialogue to address your questions on preventing human trafficking and how you can contribute to the cause.
This is an open event and perfect opportunity to introduce friends, family, co-workers, or community groups to the topic. All are welcome!
Audrey Moore, CEO of Lift Up the Vulnerable
Audrey’s journey combating human trafficking began after college. While serving as a missionary in Europe, she witnessed the grim reality of trafficking in a children’s home, sparking her vocation. Since 2005, she has supported the foundation and expansion of LUV’s indigenously directed anti-trafficking network that today spans Sudan and South Sudan. In 2018, she became the CEO of LUV and leads the charge in preventing trafficking and empowering advocates.
Bryan Pride, Technical Programs Director at Rise Against Hunger U.S.
Bryan leads global initiatives fostering food security in partnership with organizations like LUV. His ‘Farmer First’ approach prioritizes indigenous crops and integrates nutrition with conservation agriculture. Through interactive training, Bryan empowers communities by making agriculture and nutrition information relatable. His journey includes a role as a Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow, Peace Corps service in Ghana, and work as a Technical Advisor on a USAID-funded project.
Erik Olson, President of Dignity Coconuts
Erik has worked for 10 years to fight against sex trafficking and modern-day slavery. Now, giving the average consumer a way to fight from home! Rather than promoting the myth that you have to be on the ground in high-risk countries or spend hours volunteering, Erik made a way for consumers to fight against social issues through their weekly grocery run by purchasing from social enterprise brands that are providing safe jobs and fair pay to individuals at risk of trafficking in the Philippines.
Wellon Bridgers, Co-Founder and U.S. Director for Mwana Villages
Wellon walked through an unethical adoption experience only to find that a vulnerable family had been exploited, Wellon and her husband’s eyes were opened to the challenges of the orphan crisis. Their love for Mwana is centered on how the organization cares passionately for vulnerable women and works to keep families together. To expand the work of the ministry, she co-founded Mwana Villages U.S. and serves on the global leadership team.