Stopping Human Trafficking

Artist and human trafficking activist captivates crowd at Children at Risk luncheon

Artist and human trafficking activist captivates luncheon crowd

Red Sand Project dinner Rep. Senfronia Thompson, Melissa Wilson, Tammi Lang Campbell
Rep. Senfronia Thompson, Melissa Wilson, Tammi Lang Campbell. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Red Sand Project dinner David Cordua and Carolyn Farb
David Cordua, Carolyn Farb. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Red Sand Project dinner Dr. Bob Sanborn and Molly Gochman
Dr. Bob Sanborn, Molly Gochman. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Red Sand Project dinner Buddy Steves and Amanda Edwards
Buddy Steves, Amanda Edwards. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Red Sand Project dinner Ellen Sanborn and Sandie Jordan
Ellen Sanborn, Sandie Jordan. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Children at Risk dinner David Youngblood, Mark Graber, Dennis Hensley, Dwayne Tuttle, Ron White and John Talbot.
David Youngblood, Mark Graber, Dennis Hensley, Dwayne Tuttle, Ron White, John Talbot. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Red Sand Project dinner Rep. Senfronia Thompson, Melissa Wilson, Tammi Lang Campbell
Red Sand Project dinner David Cordua and Carolyn Farb
Red Sand Project dinner Dr. Bob Sanborn and Molly Gochman
Red Sand Project dinner Buddy Steves and Amanda Edwards
Red Sand Project dinner Ellen Sanborn and Sandie Jordan
Children at Risk dinner David Youngblood, Mark Graber, Dennis Hensley, Dwayne Tuttle, Ron White and John Talbot.

What: Children at Risk annual "Accolades Luncheon."

Where: Hotel ZaZa.

The scoop: Artist and human trafficking activist Molly Gochman, formerly of Houston and now calling New York home, served as honorary chair of the fundraiser that spotlighted her Red Sand Project, designed to raise awareness of modern slavery. Houston is one of the nation's largest hubs for human trafficking, and one out of every four people trafficked in the United States will pass through the city. Earlier this year, Gochman created a large-scale art installation at Caroline and Dennis Street to put a spotlight on the problem.

The event honored State Rep. Senfronia Thompson and State Sen. Joan Huffman for their efforts in the fight against human trafficking.

Who: Emcee Fox 26 news anchor Melissa Wilson, Children at Risk president and CEO Bob Sanborn, Carolyn Farb, David Cordua, Kyle Jennings, Marsha Feldman, Andrew Linbeck, Buddy Steves, and Amanda Edwards.