ATLANTA, February 6, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Elizabeth Fisher, CEO & co-founder of Selah Freedom and The Selah Way Foundation, spoke to a standing room only crowd at a private event at Northern Trust to raise awareness of sex trafficking a day after 40 people were arrested ahead of the big game in Atlanta. Speaking with Fisher were the Selah Freedom Ambassadors NFL Legend Tony Richardson and WNBA World Champion Asjha Jones on how Selah Freedom helps survivors by getting them into safe homes and working with law enforcement to ensure trafficking criminals end up behind bars. Notable guests included Super Bowl Champions Tyrone Keys and Matt Stover, NBA and WNBA All-Stars Charles Oakley and Rushia Brown. American Soccer Player Mark Bloom and Actor Nicholas Smoot, Miss Universe 2017 and Tim Tebow's fiancé Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, and Afro-merge Artist Marenikae were also in attendance.
“I am grateful for the support of Northern Trust and all of the athletes and guests who took the time out of their busy schedules to learn about the work we do at Selah Freedom and The Selah Way Foundation,” said Fisher. “I commend the Atlanta law enforcement for cracking down on trafficking and arresting 40 people just days before the big game. The unfortunate reality is, trafficking and exploitation happen every day in every state in every community.”
“Northern Trust strongly believes in the power of community-based actions to effect positive change for the good of our future generations which is one of the many reasons we were truly honored to host this event with Selah Freedom,” said Glenn Weiss, President, Wealth Management, Georgia Region at Northern Trust. “We share the same belief in the importance of eradicating sex trafficking and its exploitation and hope our efforts will make a difference.”
Sex trafficking is a $32 billion organized crime industry in the United States, where 300,000 children are sold each year. One out of three girls and one out of five boys are sexually abused, and they are sold 15-40 times every 24 hours by their trafficker. The Super Bowl attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, mostly men, who arrive in the host city with money and time to spare. The influx of fans fosters the optimal breeding ground for pimps looking to boost their profits.
ABOUT SELAH FREEDOM
Selah Freedom is a national organization with the mission to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited through their four strong programs: Awareness, Prevention, Outreach and Residential. Selah Freedom actively confronts the issue of sex trafficking and is being upheld as the model for how to effectively bring solutions to survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation. Visit www.selahfreedom.com and follow on:
ABOUT THE SELAH WAY FOUNDATION
The Selah Way Foundation is a global network of leading anti-sex trafficking service providers dedicated to eradicating this issue on a global scale. By locking arms with well-vetted, expert organizations in this movement, The Selah Way Foundation creates a solid system of care for survivors of sex trafficking. The Selah Way Foundation has three initiatives: Prevention, Protection and Provision. These three initiatives will exponentially expand every year to eradicate sex trafficking on a global scale.
ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Northern Trust Wealth Management offers holistic wealth management services for affluent individuals and families, family offices, foundations and endowments, and privately held businesses. It is recognized for its innovative technology, service excellence and depth of expertise and ranks among the top 10 U.S. wealth managers, with $278.6 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018. The Northern Trust Company is an Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.
ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST
Northern Trust Corporation is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has a global presence with offices in 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2018, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.1 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.1 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust. Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Global legal and regulatory information can be found at http://www.northerntrust.com/disclosures.
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Source: Selah Freedom