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TRAFFICKED Designs: Company Created to Employ Survivors of Human Trafficking

TRAFFICKED Designs is a New Braunfels, Texas start up company founded by Dottie Laster to employ survivors of human trafficking. Laster has been involved in the rescue and restoration of hundreds of victims across the country, and through the Bernardo Kohler Center she is accredited to practice immigration law. Using acquired skills of the survivors to design and create jewelry, art and other products, the company assists rescued victims to better assimilate back into society by learning skills to re-enter the job market successfully. The difficulty for victims needing a fresh start lies in a job market where background and credit checks limit the availability of meaningful employment. Resources for rescued victims are inadequate throughout the United States, clearly an area of need among every community whose budgets are at a minimum. Trafficking victims must have specialized care, safety from the traffickers, mental health treatment, and basics like food and shelter; then they need to be able to join the workforce and become self-sufficient. “SOS: Save One Soul” by TRAFFICKED Designs TRAFFICKED Designs introduced a line of handmade jewelry …

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The Roth Show: Katherine Svoi Symthe, Unbreakable

Join Dr. Laurie Roth weekdays at 7-10pm Pacific, 10pm-1am Eastern Listen LIVE or to the Archive:  http://therothshow.com Each Wednesday  Dr. Laurie Roth holds conversations with those in the know about particular crimes,criminals, issues, corruption, and wrongdoing. Tune in with co-host Dottie Laster and her guests to learn more about human trafficking, the dangers and what to do about it. Katherine Svoi Symthe is the granddaughter of Lester Brown, whose cruelty to animals made the cover of Life magazine in 1966, that enraged Congress to pass the Animal Rights Law. Lester Brown moved to California where Smythe’s mother started buying children from the sex trade and abusing them. Smythe endured 17 years of torture, pain, and even witnessed her sister’s death by her mother. Today, Symthe provides an exclusive look into her life and how she utilized her talents to overcome the traumatic trials in her life which created a passion from within her to create “Healing survivors creating Thrivers”. Follow Katherine as she tells her phenomenal story in hopes of saving other children and inspiring strength …

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Dottie Laster Speaks at Film Screening About Human Trafficking in Texas

  Friday, June 20, 2014 the Comal County Unitarian Universalist Society will be screening The Cantinera Documentary at 6:30 pm Central time. Dottie Laster, who is featured in the film, will be on hand after the screening to conduct dialogue and answer questions with attendees. On Sunday June 22 Dottie will continue the conversation during the 10:30 Sunday service at the church. The church is located at 135 Alves Lane, New Braunfels, TX 78130 and the screening is open to the public. The Cantinera captures the essence of trafficking for sex in the gritty bars and hidden back rooms in Houston’s cantinas. Viewers are taken into the secret life along with a group of advocates who fearlessly tread into dangerous situations looking for victims and offering help. All the while, the film records the true story of one cantinera who was brought into the life by her mother at 13, how she lived for 23 years drinking 30 beers a night, and how she longs for sobriety and a second chance. The Comal County Unitarian Universalist Society is seeking to …

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Dottie Laster and Nick Hart of Bound No More Appear on PI’s Declassified

  Thursday, June 12, 2014 PI’s Declassified’s host Francie Koehler welcomes Bound No More partners, Dottie Laster and Nick Hart to talk about their joint venture to find missing persons who are indicated to be victims of trafficking. PI’s Declassified can be heard on Voice America Variety Channel every Thursday at 9am Pacific, 11am Central and noon Eastern times. Combining the skills of “Trafficking’s Unlikely Angel” Dottie Laster, CEO of Laster Global Consulting and Private Investigator and Pastor, Nick Hart and their team, the Bound No More project is committed to assisting families in the identity and rescue of their loved ones from trafficking. Trafficking takes on several forms, sex trafficking and prostitution, labor, immigration, and even cults. Bound No More has had success in the short time since their inception in March. They were able to find and rescue a young man taken to Mexico and forced to work, as well as a recent case of a young girl lured away from a shelter and found being held against her will not far away. In both …

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Dottie Laster Speaks at Youth for Human Rights International Celebrity Studded Benefit

Actress Marisol Nichols (“GCB”) and Dr. Mary Shuttleworth hosted a celebrity benefit for Youth for Human Rights International at Eva Longoria’s restaurant Beso in Hollywood on Tuesday, March 25 2014. The celebrities in Hollywood love to come out for a good cause and the benefit for Youth for Human Rights International was no exception. They came out, compete with a red carpet entrance, but with their hearts attached to the cause of human rights for youth around the world. Among those stars, Dottie Laster was honored to speak about her achievements within the issue of global human trafficking. No stranger among celebrities, Laster has served as technical advisor and/or producer of TV and movie projects for all major networks, and several motion picture production companies, and has worked with noted celebrities to raise funds and awareness about the issue of human trafficking. When introducing Terry Crews and his wife, Rebecca, actress Marisol Nichols referred to Dottie as the “bad ass!” Laster replied to Crews, “When going after the bad guys I think I’m as big as you are!” Dottie Laster …

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The Roth Show: Chong Kim, Survivor of Human Trafficking with Co-Host, Dottie Laster

Join Dr. Laurie Roth weekdays at 7-10pm Pacific, 10pm-1am Eastern Listen LIVE or to the Archive:  http://therothshow.com Each Wednesday for 3 hours Dr. Laurie Roth holds conversations with those in the know about particular crimes,criminals, issues, corruption, and wrongdoing. Co-Host, Dottie Laster’s guest for the hour, Chong Kim, survivor of human trafficking and subject of the film, Eden LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Chong Kim is an Asian American survivor of human trafficking and child sex exploitation in the US, a harrowing experience she recounts in her memoir, Broken Silence, and in the film Eden, starring Jamie Chung, Beau Bridges, and Matt O’Leary. Kim’s memoir will change to the title In My Own Words to be released in fall of 2014 or spring of 2015. Today, Kim is a dedicated human and civil rights advocate. A public speaker for nearly 10 years and recently promoted as an Advisory Board of ECPATNY along with other prestigious organizations globally, she works alongside those who are striving to end slavery and injustice and empower victims and survivors alike. Kim has been volunteering her …