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Sunday, January 2, 2011
TEDxSanAntonio Shannon Sedgewick Davis End Human Trafficking
Speaker: Shannon Sedgwick-Davis
Title of talk: End Human Trafficking: A Call for Social Justice and Human Rights
About this talk: Sedgwick-Davis was involved with Operation Eleben: Journey to Sway Pak to save children from being sold for sex. Some were as young as 5. In her talk, Shannon shows gripping video from the emotional rescue of 37 children "Human trafficking is in our backyards," she says, adding that one in every five people being imprisoned have passed through Texas.
About Shannon Sedgwick-Davis: Shannon is president and partner at Bridgeway Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Bridgeway Capital Management, Inc. Shannon previously served as vice-president of Geneva Global, an organization that invests in Third World communities, and as Director of Public Affairs at International Justice Mission, a human-rights organization in Washington, D.C. that focuses on ending slavery, forced prostitution, and illegal land seizures in the developing world. For more information on Sedgwick-Davis: HYPERLINK "http://www.bridgewayfoundation.org/lead.php" www.BridgewayFoundation.org/lead.php
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