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President and CEO Trafficking in America Task Force State of Florida Advisory Group on Human Trafficking Staff Writer and Columnist for Communities Digital News and Marine Corps Veteran
Jerome Elam is a survivor of child sex trafficking, child abuse, and child pornography. He is also the child of an alcoholic and a child survivor of domestic violence as well as a child of divorce. Raised in the south, Jerome enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen to escape the nightmare he had become trapped in. That day, Jerome’s life found a new beginning as he embarked upon a journey that would show him the world and open his eyes to the strength of the human spirit. After his enlistment was finished, Jerome attended college and graduated to work in the Biotechnology sector. Motivated by the painful memory of his past, Jerome began to speak out about his abuse and found the healing force of God’s unconditional love and the joy of starting his own family. He is a fierce advocate for all children deprived of their voices, a speaker, a Staff Writer and Columnist for Communities Digital News and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. When asked to describe his life Jerome says,” I have struggled against many things in my life and somehow I found a way to survive. Writing is my passion and it keeps me in touch with the wealth everyone holds deep inside their hearts and minds. I share my experiences in the hope that those suffering in silence will find the courage to speak out and share their voices. I have been blessed to have God reveal his purpose for me in saving innocent children from predators.
Read Jerome’s columns here:
- A Heart Without Compromise; Advocating for Children: http://www.commdiginews.com/column/a-heart-without-compromise-advocating-for-children-2/
- Stories by Jerome Elam: Contently, jeromeelam.contently.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JeromeElamAuthor2
- An end to silence blog by Jerome Elam: http://bit.ly/J17wWz
To book Jerome Elam as a speaker send all requests to: [email protected].
Co-founder and President of Network for Cultural Change
Yvonne Williams is the Co-founder and President of Network for Cultural Change a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. Yvonne is also a professional artist and writer. She has written and had articles published in numerous publications and is an author and screenwriter. Some book titles include: Slaves of a Different Kind: Unshackling Our Soul to Heal America; Proponents of Peace; My Father’s Garden – A Tribute to Step-Fathers; My Daily Garden Journal; There’s a Flower in the Garbage; My Daily Garden Journal; Getting to Know God Through the Power of Prayer; And the Angels Danced; and A Dance For Bethany which is also a 4-time award winning Feature Film about a 12-year-old runaway rescued out of a life of sex slavery and into her dream of becoming a dancer. This is the story that changed her life. Since learning in 2004 of the sex trafficking problem that plagues not only America but the entire globe, Yvonne and Marion have worked to educate people and make them aware of the tragedy. The story of A Dance For Bethany proves one person really can make a difference and is now seen in the Czech-Republic, Middle East, and South Africa where it was launched to combat sex trafficking in South Africa.
To book Yvonne Williams as a speaker send all requests to: [email protected].
WENDY J MURPHY
Adjunct Professor of Sexual Violence Law at New England Law|Boston
For more than fifteen years, Wendy Murphy has served as adjunct professor of sexual violence law at New England Law|Boston, where she also co-directs the Women’s and Children’s Advocacy Project (WCAP) under the Center for Law and Social Responsibility. WCAP runs the Judicial Language Project, which entails students using sociolinguistic research to critique the language used in law and society to describe violence against women and children. WCAP also writes amicus briefs, and engages in public interest litigation to advance the rights of women and children.
In addition, WCAP runs the JD/PhD project which brings together a JD student and PhD student, who work across disciplines to critique the methodological reliability of scientific research to either enhance or prevent its admissibility in legal proceedings, hence its impact on law, policy and human behavior.
On January 7, 2020, WCAP filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts to ensure validation of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the aftermath of ratification by Virginia as the 38th and last state needed to add the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
A Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School from 2002-03, Wendy also served as the Mary Joe Frug Assistant Professor of Law at New England Law|Boston from 2001-2002. Wendy prosecuted child abuse and sex crimes cases for several years, during which time she observed systematic discrimination and injustices against victimized women and children which, in 1992, led her to form the first legal organization in the nation to provide pro bono legal services to victims of violence involved in the criminal justice system.
Wendy is an impact litigator whose work in state and federal courts has changed the law to better protect the constitutional and civil rights of abused women and children. Wendy writes and lectures widely on the constitutional and civil rights of women and children, and criminal justice policy. She is also a columnist for the Boston Herald.
International Human Rights Advocate
Mandy is a driven and passionate international human rights activist and motivational TEDx speaker from the United Kingdom. She is also an award-winning philanthropist, community consultant, global campaigner and is often referred to as a global catalyst.
Mandy has traveled all over the world in her tireless effort to empower and motivate others and with over three decades of experience, she is an expert in various development related fields.
Through her efforts, Mandy has been driving innovation, building strategic partnerships, promoting advocacy and programming in the areas of human rights, gender equality, accountability and social justice globally. Mandy has helped hundreds of individuals and now reaches thousands through social media and her prolific worldwide TV appearances and public speaking engagements.
In November 2019, she spoke at the United States House of Representatives for the 3rd year in a row and attended the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland where she spoke at several events.
AMANDA CORBIN LCSW, MSW
Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention and Education Coordinator
Amanda has a passion in her heart to make a difference in the lives of children by directly addressing the vulnerabilities that human traffickers and sexual predators prey upon. Amanda Corbin, LCSW, MSW is an author, professor, psychotherapist, consultant and victim advocate. She has over 20 years of experience working with at-risk populations, including adolescents and adults who have experienced various forms of trauma and abuse. Amanda has worked in the foster care system, private counseling settings, housing and case management organizations for severely mentally ill and homeless populations, social service and direct service settings, as well as management and executive leadership for nonprofits.
Amanda embodies a family-systems model to her approach to combat and prevent human trafficking of all forms. Thank you, Amanda, for joining our expanding Trafficking in America Task Force Team as we expand our global role in preventing human trafficking and child exploitation.