Brenda Myers-Powell is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Dreamcatcher Foundation, a not-for-profit working to end human trafficking of sexually exploited individuals and at-risk youth. As a personal survivor of prostitution, Brenda has strived to protect and educate victims of the domestic sex trade through her immersive work on the streets of Chicago. read more
Julie Dooley is an organic baker and owner of Julie’s Baked Goods, applying her healthy approach to THC infused edibles. watch
"...all of these people [are] writing books about trafficking, but where are the services for these women on the ground? Where are the beds? Where are the houses? We’re not showing that and that’s the problem. "
To commemorate the International Day of No Violence Against Women, on Nov. 25th, msnbc sat down with UN Senior Advisor, Elizabeth Nyamayaro, to discuss their He for She campaign and the appointment of Emma Watson as UN Goodwill Ambassador. watch
The Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) is a non-profit working to establish a community free from the commercial sex trade. As the CAASE Policy Director, Lynne Johnson has sought to shift the attention placed on prostituted women toward the individuals who profit from all forms of sexual exploitation. read more
Thanksgiving weekend, MSNBC will premiere “Pot Barons of Colorado.” The six-part documentary series will air Sundays at 10pm ET/PT beginning November 30th, with a special Sneak Peek airing Friday, November 28th. Produced by MSNBC’s Longform Unit and Triple Threat TV, the series follows the stories of Colorado-based ‘pot barons’ who will risk everything to secure a foothold in the rapidly expanding world of recreational marijuana use. read more