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SAVING INNOCENCE

Anniversary Gala – September 13, 2020

 Please save the NEW date of SEPTEMBER 13 for Saving Innocence's 10-year celebration. Please note that, because this is a Sunday, the program will start and end a little earlier.

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FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Rotarian Rob Decou's Uberman Challenge

To raise funds to fight human trafficking, Playa Sunrise Rotarian Rob Decou will compete in Uberman 2020, the world’s most challenging Ultra Triathlon, from October 8-15, 2020. The 556-mile course goes from the mists of Avalon to the snows of Mount Whitney. To learn more, please visit www.gorobgo.org

Rob’s PRESENTATION TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF Palos VerdeS

MAY, 2020

ROTARIAN ROB DECOU TAKES ON THE UBERMAN!

On October 10, 2020, Rob will compete to become the world's toughest ultra ironman: the Uberman; in order to raise funds to fight human trafficking.

DIRECT YOUR SUPPORT TO THE ORGANIZATION OF YOUR CHOICE ...

Donate to Human Trafficking Event Costs

Donate to Human Trafficking Event Costs

Donate to Human Trafficking Event Costs

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Participating in the Uberman is expensive. Help Rob defray his costs by donating here.

Donate to Rotary District 5280

Donate to Human Trafficking Event Costs

Donate to Human Trafficking Event Costs

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Support the joint efforts of Rotarians from clubs throughout the Southland to eliminate human trafficking by clicking here.

CAST | Rob's Local Partner

Donate to Human Trafficking Event Costs

In Our Backyards | Rob's National Partner

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Support The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and its efforts to  provide comprehensive,  life-transforming services to survivors and advocate for  groundbreaking policies and legislation by clicking here

In Our Backyards | Rob's National Partner

In Our Backyards | Rob's National Partner

In Our Backyards | Rob's National Partner

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Support In Our Backyards efforts to educate the public, mobilize businesses and individual and partner with survivors, law enforcement, non-profits and more to stop human trafficking by donating here. 

HOPE61 | Rob's International Partner

In Our Backyards | Rob's National Partner

HOPE61 | Rob's International Partner

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Support HOPE61's efforts to train and equip churches worldwide to understand the issue of human trafficking, to identify what causes people to be vulnerable to human trafficking, and to discover the gifts, talents, abilities, and  resources that God has given each church to reduce the vulnerability of those in their communities by clicking here.

1736 Family Crisis Center

In Our Backyards | Rob's National Partner

HOPE61 | Rob's International Partner

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Support 1736 Family Crisis Center's efforts to provide comprehensive rehabilitative programs managed by licensed therapists, social workers, attorneys and other professional  staff by clicking here.

Association for the Recovery of Children

Association for the Recovery of Children

Association for the Recovery of Children

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Support ARC's clandestine efforts to secure intelligence and facilitate the recovery of  missing, abducted, trafficked and exploited American children in the  U.S. or in foreign locations by clicking here.

Free To Thrive

Association for the Recovery of Children

Association for the Recovery of Children

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Support Free to Thrive's efforts to empower survivors of human trafficking to be free  from exploitation and to thrive by providing them with legal services and connections to other supportive services by clicking here.

Journey Out

Association for the Recovery of Children

Safe Place For Youth

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Support Journey Out's mission to help victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex  trafficking leave a life of abuse and violence, overcome their fears,  and empower them to reach their full potential and achieve their goals by clicking here.

Safe Place For Youth

Safe Place For Youth

Safe Place For Youth

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Support Safe Place for Youth in helping victims through assertive street outreach, low barrier drop-in services, health and wellness programming, case management and  education and employment services by clicking here.

Saving Innocence

Safe Place For Youth

Saving Innocence

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Support Saving Innocence's efforts to respond to victims' needs from first contact, and immediate medical exams to rehabilitation and life skills training by clicking here. 

EVENTS TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Launch of "26 Seconds"

"26 Seconds" is a dramatic documentary episodic miniseries that peers  behind an evil shadowy curtain of this rampant global plague. It takes audiences from the neon underground in Thailand to the dusty refugee camps of Iraq; from the glitz and glam of Las Vegas to across the border in Tijuana; from the sunny streets of Southern California to the slums of New Delhi, Phnom Penh and East Africa. The 26 Seconds pilot  is currently available on the online platforms listed below. Creating  Awareness & a Call to Action in 68 English Speaking countries and  over 120 countries overall.


     Amazon Prime

     YouTube

     Google Play

     iTunes


We have created a new funding campaign to complete the 26 Seconds Feature Documentary needed more now than ever. Please help us to continue to Create Awareness and a Call to Action during this difficult time of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Traffickers still want to make their money and are sending children and young women to work on the streets and/or solicit and sell sex online to service men, who may or may not test positive for the coronavirus. This horrific reality needs to be acknowledged and we ALL need to offer resources to victims from the sex trade. We ALL have different gifts and resources and I will do my part through media with the 26 Seconds Feature Documentary. Please help raise funding to complete post-production here.



Watch Unseen in Theaters Today

Inspired by true events in Utah, Unseen is about a  teenage girl’s innocent social media mistake. Carly, 17, like most  teenagers, want to have her own money, be seen at parties, get out of  her small town and find something better, even become famous. Carly’s  way out of her current situation comes in the form of a social media  avert that she sees on her phone. An agency looking for models and  offering them a prize of $1,000. Due to some everyday white lies, Carly  puts herself in an unsafe position. Carly’s lies lead to her being  unseen, never to be seen again. The next day when family and friends  realize that no-one knows Carly’s whereabouts, it’s too late. This is  “fame lure” and can happen to any child, anywhere at any time.


     Watch exclusive interviews with the cast of Unseen here.

     See theaters showing Unseen here.



Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force Quarterly Meeting

Date TBD

9:30am to 11:30am

Center for Healthy Communities, Yosemite Room B

1000 N. Alameda Street in Los Angeles

Please join us in the next LARHTTF Quarterly Meeting with updates on the task force, the subcommittees and for the chance to network, share resources and consult with the different stakeholders. Parking is free. Please bring brochures and other resources to share! For more information, please email philip@castla.org



Venice Youth Network Meeting

May 27, 2020 – 10:30am to 12:30pm

It's  been a while, but we've been working hard to come back stronger and  more impactful than ever! Join us for our first virtual meeting of the  year on Wed, May 27th, at 10:30am - 12:30pm by mobile or through Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://antioch.zoom.us/j/99843300953

Meeting ID: 998 4330 0953
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,99843300953# US (San Jose)
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See It End It! Human Trafficking Film and Arts Festival

RESCHEDULED -- NEW DATES BELOW

July 31, 2020 – 6pm to 10pm

August 1, 2020 – 10am to 10pm

Warner Grand Theatre and Grand Annex

478 W. 6th Street in San Pedro

Our goal is to raise awareness of human trafficking both domestic and across the globe and provide connection to organizations and agencies working  to combat this growing criminal activity. Through diverse genres and art forms, the See It End  It Festival will demonstrate that there is a place for everyone to use their passion, talents, professional and personal networks to assist in the fight against human exploitation. We encourage greater use of the arts to achieve domestic and global awareness and provide strategies to  end human trafficking.



Saving Innocence Gala

September 13, 2020 – 5:30pm to midnight

The Majestic

650 S. Spring Street in Los Angeles

Please save the date of April 25th for our 10 year celebration. More details and information coming shortly!



3Strands Global Foundation Break Free Run

September 26, 2020 – 8am

in Folsom

Human trafficking is a global issue and the Break Free Run is a global  movement. You can participate from anywhere in the world as a virtual  runner or by joining us in Folsom.  When you register, you support 3SGF's prevention education and reintegration programs which have educated over 500,000 students and employed more than 170 survivors and at-risk individuals in Sacramento.



Journey Out's 2020 Community Awareness Festival and Walk

October 31, 2020 - 9am to 1pm

Woodley Park (Entrance 1) in Van Nuys

Join Journey Out for its 2020 Human Trafficking Community Awareness Festival  and Walk! Featuring games, performances, prizes, and an Easter Egg  Hunt, there is something for everyone! We will be taking a walk along  the tracks where victims are exploited, standing in solidarity with  victims and survivors. 

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