In this episode of The 411 Live, we’re joined by Carmen Pitre, Executive Director of Sojourner Family Peace Center. Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking are two horrible situations to be in and unfortunately there are too many victims. When you think about the two topics, nine times out of ten, you would consider them as separate things that don’t co-mingle. Sadly that’s not true and it’s happening a lot more under our noses than people realize. Understanding the intersections of human trafficking, domestic and sexual violence, and homelessness is a critical part of providing accessible, trauma-informed services. Survivors of human trafficking face complex barriers to safety, particularly those who are most marginalized and have the least access to resources. Milwaukee is in need of more housing for trafficked and domestic violence survivors. Join us as we talk to Carmen Pitre, Executive Director of Sojourner Family Peace Center about housing and sex trafficking survivors.
In this episode of The 411 Live, we by Shawn Muhammad, Co-Executive Director of Asha. Sam Alford, a Community Organizer, writer, and a poet. And Khalio Borum, a licensed professional Counselor. They have gathered to talk about how men and boys handle sexual abuse and heal. Healing, a subject that needs to be covered more often. For far too long, men and boys have been told to stop crying, suck it up, don’t show your emotions. This can be dangerous for so many reasons and even more so for those who are victims of sex trafficking and sexual abuse. It can be hard to tell someone that you have experienced sexual assault or abuse. Healing can begin when a man or boy recognizes the possible connection between his life experiences and talking about it.
When a molester or a predator of the same gender makes the decision to introduce a male child to sex, then sex is usually used as a weapon to take a kids power. Male victims of sexual abuse can be a difficult topic to talk about because most men or boys don’t like to talk about it. In this episode of The 411 Live, we’re joined by Shawn Muhammad, Co-Executive Director of Asha. Sam Alford, a Community Organizer, writer, and a poet and Khalio Borum, a licensed professional Counselor. We talk to a survivor of sexual abuse and extend the conversion so you learn how men and boys handle sexual abuse.
Bringing awareness to sex trafficking also means bringing awareness to all those that it affects. Often times sex trafficking focuses on woman and young girls. One of several key ways sex traffickers’ prey on those within the LGBTQ community is homelessness. Homelessness is one of the key avenues a sex trafficker uses to lure in victims. In this episode of The 411 Live, Beverly Taylor talks to, Sandra Zapata, the Counseling & Advocacy Coordinator for the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.
As a survivor of molestation, you have to understand that if you're not stating it's wrong, then why would somebody stop? In your silence, predators prey. So by owning you were violated, you can call out your violator and let go the chains of shame. So break those chains and step into your light. In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by Elizabeth Brown and her daughter Amazshea Lee, co-authors, who will talk about their experience with generational molestation. You don't want to miss this episode.
Trauma is a wound that nobody can see. Traumatic memories are disorganized in our brain and they are all over the place. They're hidden for our safety and our survival but they can come out and show up at any time.
Without the connection between what we’re doing now and how our life and our past has affected us, we kind of roam around unclear, unknowingly hurting others, unknowingly unable to manage our own emotions and human behavior. With years of experience, Simmone Kilgore has a lot to say when it comes to how the trauma of sex trafficking can affect its victims. Join us on this episode of The 411 Live as Simmone Kilgore, a trauma therapist, explains the affects of trauma on the brain, body, and human behavior.
In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by State Senator LaTonya Johnson. She talks about the current laws surrounding sex trafficking and that it exists in public and private schools.
In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by Jeanne Geraci, the Executive Director of the Benedict Center. It's kind of hard to come from victim to survivor to moving on when you have traps in the system to lure women who may be trafficked into getting arrested for prostitution. Jeanne talks about the revolving cycle of the sex trade and much more. This is The 411 Live. Real People. Real Talk.
In this episode of The 411 Live, we continue to talk to Bianca Williams, an entrepreneur and founder of a nonprofit organization called, A Cry for Help Foundation and we also have the pleasure of talking to Kima Hamilton, co-owner of the Retreat Event Center.