On February 19th, Shamere presented at Howard University again, this time she was among other experts in the field. Those presenting included Nick Sensely, Stacy Lewis, Det. Bill Woolf, Deepa Patel, Christine Raino from Shared Hope International, and more.
Stacy Lewis opened the panel discussion with her motivating spoken word, “Ten Years and one Day.” Shamere closed the conference with a powerful speech.
Read the full article published in Howard Univerity’s School Paper-The Hilltop on page 4.
Read Shamere’s story and how pro bono work in Dade County is helping Shamere gain control of her life again.
Click here to read Shamere’s story written by fellow survivor Rebecca Bender.
“Once a victim, once a survivor now a liberator” by Hannah Terry
Click here to read how Hannah shares Shamere’s story on her blog -” Once Sheltered”.
Hannah Terry is a devout Catholic, the oldest of 6 kids, and an avid American history buff. A recent college graduate, from Morehead State University she struggled to figure out what she is being called to do. Instead of doing what society, said she should do: go to graduate school, spend thousands of dollars, and come out with a degree she wasn’t sure she wanted, she decided to take a year off. She had the privilege to work with incredible people at Shared Hope International, which only increased her passion to fight modern-day slavery and to make a difference in the world. She loves to hike, camp, horseback ride, pretty much anything that involves the outdoors. She values honesty, hard-work, family and service work. She believes that God put her here for a purpose greater than herself. She does not know what that purpose is but is beginning to understand it. She believes that we must be the voice for those who don’t have one and fight for those whom society has forgotten. Through her work and writing she hopes to reach one or two people who will pass on the knowledge and remember to fight for those once forgotten.
“Knowledge is Power: Modern Day Slavery in America” by Shamere McKenzie.
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Survivor advocates Shamere McKenzie & Stacy Jewell Lewis presented at Shared Hope International 2011 Protected Innocence Challenge Pathbreaker Award Ceremony in San Antonio Texas on the issue of sex trafficking.
Video: Teddy James – AFA Journal
Do you live in Fairfax, Virginia? Watch Shamere McKenzie on Fairfax Public Access TV (channel 10) on – Human Trafficking Show. Shamere and Ashley Marchand discuss the issue of human trafficking with producer Adenike Oyebanjo.
Show times are:
December 6, 2012 – 10:30 pm
December 7, 2012 – 11 am
December 11, 2012 – 7 pm
December 12, 2012 – 10 pm
December 14, 2012 – 2 am
December 18, 2012 – 1 pm
December 19, 2012 – 1 pm
December 23, 2012 – 1 am
December 25, 2012 – 1 am & 10:30 pm
December 27, 2012 – 10 pm
December 28, 2012 – 11 am
December 29, 2012 – 3 pm
December 30, 2012 – 4 pm
December 31, 2012 – 3 am
Shamere was introduced to Adenike by Ashley Marchand. Ashley is the lead organizer for the DC Stop Modern Slavery group. The interview will be posted on the site in January 2013.