Shamere McKenzie - 2014
Shamere McKenzie returns to CSU, Chico for another powerful presentation as part of the annual STOP Human Trafficking Week. As with her previous appearance the year before, Ms. McKenzie captivated and deeply moved her audience of 200 students, faculty, and staff, with her story about how she became a victim of sex trafficking. She is an internationally-known spokeswoman for the victims of trafficking and she also conducts workshops with law enforcement organizations. She courageously tells her story about how losing an athletic scholarship as a college student made her financially vulnerable; a vulnerability that eventually led to her being lured into sexual slavery. Ms. McKenzie also comments about aspects of our modern culture that foster a climate for sex trafficking and other forms of sexual abuse.
Recorded: February 20, 2014