Stopping Human Trafficking
Artist and human trafficking activist captivates crowd at Children at Risk luncheon
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.