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How People Become Human Trafficking Victims (A Zoom Event)

How People Become Human Trafficking Victims (1)

Please join us on June 26th at 8pm EST as we learn from human trafficking survivor, advocate, and founder of Mentari: Shandra Woworuntu.

Shandra was a banker and money market trader in Indonesia, her native country. She accepted a job offer in the United States, but upon arrival she was kidnapped and sold into an underground sex business in New York and surrounding areas. She escaped and collaborated with law enforcement to arrest and ultimately prosecute her traffickers. Shandra learned from her experiences and used it to help victims and survivors. She founded Mentari to mentor and empower survivors of trafficking in their reintegration into society and independence. As a lobbyist, Shandra has testified at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings and New York City Budget hearings to raise funding for services, and she lobbied federal/state bills as they passed and became laws. Shandra was a New Jersey State commissioner, and she was appointed by Barack Obama to be a founding member of the First U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking to the Presidential Integration Task Force in 2015. She has received numerous awards for her work against human trafficking.

In addition to Shandra, you will hear from Dark Bali’s Executive Director, Dalaina May, as she describes how collaboration among the grassroots community is disrupting trafficking across Indonesia and how you can be a part of the Impact Team that is making this possible.

To register for this free event, click here. You’ll be sent the link and instructions for how to log on.

If you’d like to host a viewing party in your home to attend the event with your friends, please contact us at for some additional materials and suggests to make your event even more impactful.

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