In October 2011, Shamere was asked to speak about the DC Stop Modern Day Slavery Walk after a panel on domestic violence put on by the YWCA. The organizer of the panel was so impressed by Shamere’s five minute presentation about sex trafficking that she asked her take part in the YWCA 2012 “For Every Woman Campaign.”
Here is the organizers own words when asked why Shamere was chosen to be a part of the campaign:
“I was blown away by your passion, energy and overall presentation during the panel. I know that you are fully committed to empowering women (one of the YWCA’s missions), specifically through your awareness & prevention work in the areas of modern day slavery/sex crimes against young women.”
The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Across the globe, there are more than 25 million members in 106 countries, including 2.6 members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States.
The YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. They provide a safe place for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights in Congress. For more information click here.