Fashion Hope to benefit Abolish Slavery with salsa dancing

  SALSA DANCING TO BENEFIT ABOLISH SLAVERY THROUGH FASHION HOPE WHAT:          The Collection is hosting a pre-Cinco de Mayo event to benefit Fashion Hope and the Abolish Slavery Coalition.  The Collection, “a fusion of art and fun,” is a pop-up shop featuring denim by Tears of Bleu, equestrian-inspired gear from B.I.T.S., bags by Bagstil, […]

Supporters of victims’ rights rally in Orange County

Written by Livi Enriquez, Abolish Slavery intern SANTA ANA, CALIF.—Local officials, law enforcement, victim advocates and community leaders came together at the Fifth Annual Victims’ Rights March and Rally on Friday in Santa Ana. The march and rally were lead by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and organized by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. At […]

Orange County memorial site unveiled at candlelight vigil honoring victims

Written by Abolish Slavery interns Jayda Shuavarnnasri and Anne Beck IRVINE, CALIF.—Local victim services organizations and law enforcement came together to honor victims of all crimes in a candlelight vigil at Mason Regional Park in Irvine on April 24. Also at the vigil, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and O.C. Parks unveiled the site […]

Passport 2 Freedom fundraiser to benefit Abolish Slavery missions

Written by Livi Enriquez, Abolish Slavery intern LONG BEACH, CALIF.—Passport 2 Freedom, a nonprofit that helps those who have been denied their basic human rights, is hosting their first ever charity event tonight, Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 9-11 p.m. (red carpet arrivals at 8:30) at the Long Beach Art Theatre in collaboration with the […]

The Complex Dynamics of Modern-Day Slavery: An interview with Abolish Slavery

Interview by Livier Enriquez Human trafficking, the fastest growing illegal industry in the world, is a severely complex human rights issue.  In this revealing interview, Livi Enriquez, an Abolish Slavery intern from Chapman University, sits down with Abolish Slavery staff to uncover the intricate dynamics involved in modern-day slavery, covering angles from prevention and protection […]

‘Not Today’: Sex trafficking film raises awareness

Written by Livier Enriquez, Intern for Abolish Slavery “None of us are free if one of us is enslaved.” This is the tagline used for the film, Not Today, which was released April 12. The plot revolves around Caden Wells (Cody Longo), a 20-year-old from Orange County, Calif., where he is generally unaware of the […]

New York mission update from Abolish Slavery Co-Founder

Mission Update from the Abolish Slavery Coalition’s Chairman and Co-Founder: I’d like to take a moment to bring awareness of Abolish Slavery’s current work to supporters and fellow activists of the cause against human trafficking.  We are currently on a mission in New York where we are conducting human trafficking investigations and transitioning young victims […]

Sara Kruzan sentence reduced; eligible for parole this year

Child sex trafficking victim Sara Kruzan, who is currently serving her nineteenth year in prison, will likely be released from jail within a few months.  At a Riverside Court hearing this morning, it was revealed that Kruzan’s sentence has been reduced to 15 years plus four years and is eligible for parole this year. Kruzan […]

Breaking News: Sara Kruzan hearing postponed

Six members of child sex trafficking victim Sara Jessimy Kruzan’s family and legal team waited anxiously outside a Riverside County courtroom today for Kruzan’s scheduled 8:30 a.m. hearing where Judge Gary Tranbarger was to reveal the terms of her settlement. But no hearing took place and no settlement was disclosed. After waiting at least an […]