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We are honored and privileged to have the following speakers at the walk:

Aaron Cohen

Aaron Cohen is a human rights activist and the best selling author of Slave Hunter, One Man's Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking.

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Ben Skinner

Ben Skinner is the Author of A Crime So Monstrous.


Linda Smith

Linda Smith is the President and Founder of Shared Hope International and a former U.S. Representative from Washington.

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Mark Lagon

Mark Lagon is the Executive Director and CEO of Polaris Project and previously the Ambassador-at-Large and Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP).

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Phil Mendelson

Phil Mendelson is an at-large member of the Council of the District of Columbia. He is the sponsor of the Prohibition Against Human Trafficking Act of 2009.

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Dr. Laura Lederer

Dr. Laura J. Lederer is the Vice President of Policy and Planning at Global Centurion and she founded The Protection Project at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997.

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Tina Frundt

Tina Frundt is the Executive Director and Founder of Courtney's House

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Sarah Symons

Sarah Symons is the Executive Director of the Emancipation Network 


Andrea Powell

Andrea Powell is the Co-founder and Executive Director of FAIR Fund

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Ray Lian

Ray Lian is the Organizer of DC Stop Modern Slavery.


Keith Garvin


Keith Garvin of NBC will be our moderator for the event. Mr. Garvin anchors the weekend editions of News4 Today. During the week he is a general assignment reporter and regularly fills in as an anchor on other broadcasts.