I attended an event at the White House on Monday, September 16th on human trafficking. I felt very honored when Ambassador Luis CdeBaca recognized me. It has been over ten years since I last saw him. I use to meet with him and other senators to share my story. He told me how proud he was that I am still voicing my story to the world. The Coordinator for the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships asked me before the event what my action tracks are to help contribute to the anti-trafficking movement. I told her mine would be to help survivors beyond the regular help that is being offered, to help prevent modern day slavery, and for all forms of human trafficking to be looked at as one issue and not as separate problems. It was very nice for Humanity United to put on the event, though I wish that there were more people at the event who were really passionate about this fight. I am going to stay focused on sharing my story and helping the survivors.
Author Archives: Evelyn Chumbow
Check out this feature article on Evelyn’s life as an enslaved domestic worker in Maryland.
This year, CNN is dedicated to reporting on modern day slavery through the CNN Freedom Project. As part of its on-going feature on the lives of people who have been enslaved, they visited with Evelyn Chumbow, a Survivors of Slavery speaker. In this video, she tells about her shocking life story, her recovery, and her dreams to end slavery in her lifetime.