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 is featured in the documentary on sex trafficking in Latin bars and cantinas, The Cantinera, and her direct rescue work will be the subject of the MSNBC Documentary, Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue. She is the recipient of several awards and has been featured in numerous publications including recent issues of Texas Monthly, Town Hall, and MORE Magazine.
Among the stars in attendance are Terry Crews(“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Clifton Collins Jr. (STAR TREK),Charlotte Ross (“Glee”/ “NYPD Blue”), Johnathon Schaech (“Ray Donovan”/THAT THING YOU DO), Daphne Wayans (“In Living Color”), Beth Riesgraf (“Leverage”), Jennifer Aspen (“GCB”), Lane Garrison (“Bonnie & Clyde”/CAMP X-RAY), Jason Dohring (VERONICA MARS), Rebecca Da Costa (THE BAG MAN), Joe Morton (SCANDAL), and Ian Anthony Dale (“Murder in the First”). To see the gallery of celebrities in attendance check out the photos at ContactMusic.Com!
Youth for Human Rights International (www.youthforhumanrights.org) is the world’s largest nongovernmental human rights education program with the purpose of teaching youth the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and thereby making youth advocates for tolerance and peace. It is used by thousands of organizations and governments around the world.
Dottie Laster is the CEO of Laster Global Consulting which has consulted in several high-profile trafficking cases, and has been directly and indirectly responsible for the rescue and restoration of hundreds of trafficking victims. The strong multi-disciplinary team has an established track record and provide project development, consultancy, and training resources in domestic and international trafficking.
Dottie Laster Speaks at Youth for Human Rights International Celebrity Studded Benefit