public speaking

topics include:

Some past Professional Training Audiences (Government, Social Services, Law Enforcement, Legal, Health Care, Education):

Congressman Ed Royce’s Human Trafficking Congressional Advising Committee Meeting (Brea, CA)
LA County Probation Department Survivor Youth Empowerment Conference, (Angelus Oaks, CA)
West Valley Police Department (Los Angeles, CA)
Maryvale Orphanage (Rosemead, CA) (
read letter of recommendation from Maryvale)
JRIC (Joint Regional Intelligence Center) Conference (Oxnard, CA & Whittier, CA)
ILGIA (International Latino Gang Investigators Association) Conference (Las Vegas, NV & Yuma, AZ) (
see event photos)
County Welfare Directors Association National Conference (Sacramento, CA)
Runaway Girl Human Trafficking Awareness Conference with Carissa Phelps (Yorba Linda, CA)
David & Margaret Youth and Family Services (La Verne, CA)
YWCA-GLA Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline Volunteer Certification Training (Long Beach, CA) (
read participant evaluations)
Arcadia Methodist Hospital (Arcadia, CA)
LA County Board of Supervisors, testimony to support Sup. Ridley-Thomas & Sup. Knabe’s motion to require trafficking awareness training for all foster care parents and staff (
see article)
Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of Monterey County (Salinas, CA)
National Staff Development and Training Association Conference 2014 (Louisville, Kentucky)
Merced County Awareness Event (Merced, CA)
LAUSD/LAPD Violence Prevention Conference (Long Beach, CA)
Regional CSEC Awareness Convening for Public Child Welfare Agencies, Bay Area Academy (Oakland, CA)
CSEC 101: Identification and Awareness Training for Social Workers, Foster Parents, CWS workers (multiple counties contracted through Bay Area Academy, Central California Training Academy, San Diego State University, Sowers Education Group) (
read participant evaluations 2015) (read participant evaluations 2017) (social services participant evaluations 2017) (read participant evaluations 2018)
CSEC 102: Engaging & Serving Children & Youth (multiple counties contracted through Bay Area Academy, Central California Training Academy, San Diego State University, Nola Brantley Speaks! and Survivors Speak)
Advanced CSEC Response Training (multiple counties contracted through Sowers Education Group) (
read participant evaluations 2017) (read participant evaluations 2018)
Hillsides Foster Care Home (Pasadena, CA) (
read participant evaluations)
Children’s Assessment Center (Houston, TX) (
see event photos)
Casa De Amparo Crystal Ball Gala (Del Mar, CA) (
see event photos)
North Carolina Children’s Advocacy Center Annual Symposium (Lake Junaluska, NC)
Monarch Services (Watsonville, CA)
Women’s Center- Youth and Family Services (Stockton, CA)
CASA National Conference (Atlanta, GA)
Lad Lake (Multiple Counties, Wisconsin)
Stand Strong (San Luis Obispo)
The Florence Crittenton Agency Annual Stakeholders Meeting (Knoxville, TN)
Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit, NCOSE  CESE Summit (virtual)
Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) Conference (virtual)
National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance (NTSA) Conference (virtual)
Mass Torts Made Perfect MTMP Conference for Trial Lawyers (Las Vegas, Nevada)
San Diego Youth Services Direct Service Provider Training (San Diego, CA) (
read participant evaluations)
Los Angeles County Office of Education, Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education LACOE HTYPE (
County of Santa Cruz, Commission for Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW) (virtual)

Schools & Educational Institutions

University of La Verne, CA (La Verne, CA)
Cal State University Fullerton CSUF (Fullerton, CA) (
read article on this event)
Long Beach Polytechnic High School (Long Beach, CA) (
see event photos)
Crenshaw High (Los Angeles, CA)
Oscar De La Hoya High (East LA, CA) (
see event photos)
Cesar Chavez High (Compton, CA)
Pomona High (Pomona, CA)
John Muir High (Pasadena, CA)
Phoenix Country Day (Phoenix, AZ)
Learn 4 Life Charter Schools (8 locations throughout Central and Southern California) (
see event photos)
Kennedy High School (La Palma, CA)
Chapman University Beat The HEAT Rocking & Rally (Orange County, CA) (
watch video)
Cal State University Northridge CSUN
Youth Exploitation Safety Symposium for Long Beach students (Y.E.S.S) (Long Beach, CA)
Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB) (Long Beach, CA) (
read article on this event)
Marquette University, Restorative Justice & Human Trafficking Conference (Milwaukee, WI)
Lynwood Unified School District with Fredrick Douglass Family Initiative (FDFI) (Lynwood, CA)
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA) (
see event photos) (read event article)
Point Loma Nazarene University, HT RADAR Conference (San Diego, CA)
Point Loma Nazarene University, Beauty For Ashes Scholarship Gala (San Diego, CA)
Emory University, Take Back The Night Awareness Rally (Atlanta, CA) (
read event article)
Monterey County Office of Education, Human Trafficking Summit (Monterey, CA) (
read event article)
Cal Lutheran University, Human Trafficking Awareness Event (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Houston Christian High School, Chapel Assembly (Houston, TX) (
see event photos)
UCLA, Stop The Traffik L.A. California’s Forgotten Children Documentary Screening and Panel (Los Angeles, CA)

Community Based Orgs and Non-profit

Antioch Church, Hiding Behind The Lipstick (Long Beach, CA)
Saddleback Church (Lake Forest, CA)
Cottonwood Church (Los Alamitos, CA) (
see event photos)
YWCA Greater LA Community Roundtable (Compton, CA)
YWCA Greater LA 2014 Phenomenal Women’s Luncheon (Los Angeles, CA) (
see event photos) (watch keynote video)
Saving Innocence Gala (Hollywood, CA) (
see event photos)
Mountainbrook Church Justice Summit (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Daughters of Esther Conference @ Christ Temple Church (Los Angeles, CA)
Treasures National Training with Harmony Dust (Studio City, CA)
L.I.G.H.T. Tea, Vantage Point Church (Corona, CA) (
see event photos)
Good Sheppard Women’s Clinic (Los Angeles, CA)
United Christian Women’s Ministries Diocese Convention (Los Angeles, CA) (
see event photos)
Forgiving For Living Women’s Workshop (Los Angeles, CA)
G.I.R.L.S. Inc.Conference (Pasadena, CA)
My Beauty is Within Inc. Workshop (Inglewood, CA)
Veronica’s 3rd Annual Winter Tea (Altadena, CA)
New Testament Church Youth Revival (Los Angeles, CA)
Vantage Point Church (Eastvale, CA) (
see event photos) (read audience comments)
YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Fundraiser Event (Pasadena, CA)
Southwest Church Anti-Trafficking Event (Indian Wells, CA)
Women’s Federation for World Peace Community Awareness Event (Pasadena, CA)
Victorious Pathways Teen Camp (Long Beach, CA) (
see event photos)
International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) (Washington, DC) (
watch panel video)
Knights of Peter Claver Youth Summit (Los Angeles, CA)
Kairos Hollywood Church (Hollywood, CA)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., (AKA) Sister Chat Conference (Altadena, CA) (
read Pasadena Journal article, page 14)
St. Anne’s Home (Los Angeles, CA) (
read a few participant evaluations)
CARE18 and Slavery No More Global Human Trafficking Conference (Beverly Hills, CA) (
see event photos)
College Bound, STEM Enrichment Academy (Los Angeles, CA)
Jenesse Youth Conversation (Los Angeles, CA)
Treasures Gala (Marina Del Rey, CA) (watch video below: Sex Sells: Who Pays The Price)
Convergence Resource Center (Milwaukee, WI)
National Congress of Black Women, Inc., San Gabriel Valley Youth Chapter (Altadena, CA)
V.O.I.C.E.S Youth Center (Napa, CA)
Epicenter Youth Center (Monterey, CA)
Jack & Jill of America, Far West Region Biennial Mother’s Conference (Las Vegas, NV)
Royal Family Kids Camp, Mentor Training (Cypress, CA)
Hey Girlfriend Network Luncheon (Torrance, CA)
Skirball Cultural Center Post Screening Discussion Panelist (Los Angeles, CA)
S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls, The Empowered Girl conversation (Los Angeles, CA)
The Grace Network, Piercing The Darkness Summit (Sacramento, CA)
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Human Trafficking Community Event (Houston, Tx) (
see event photos)
United State of Women Summit, California’s Forgotten Children Documentary Screening (Los Angeles, CA)
Simi Valley Soroptimist I Will Not Be Sold Community Awareness Event (Simi Valley, CA)
Calvary Murrieta 8th Annual Justice Matters Conference (Murrieta, CA) (
see event photos)
Strike Out Slavery Major League Baseball (MLB) Anti-Trafficking Fair and Concert Series,  (New York Mets, Anaheim Angels and Kansas City Royals Stadiums) (
see event photos)
Jasmine Road 3rd Annual Rooted In Love Luncheon (Greenville, SC) (
see event photos)
Forever Found Benefit Dinner Gala (Ventura, CA)
Worthwhile Wear Annual Dinner Gala (Warrington, PA) (
see event photos)
Engage Together Benefit Gala (Atlanta, GA) (
see event photos)
Stay Out The Game Youth Summit (Milwaukee, WI) (
see event photos)
My Sister’s House “Trafficking In Business” Conference Keynote (Sacramento, CA) (
see event photos)
YWCA Monterey County Community-Building Workshop (virtual)

Training Evaluations:
-Sex Trafficking & CSEC 101: (read participant evaluations 2015) (read participant evaluations 2017) (social services participant evaluations 2017)
-Advanced Sex Trafficking & CSEC Response: (2021 evaluations) (read participant evaluations) (read more participant evaluations) Read more evaluations

News & Media

Webinar: Cultural Competency When Serving Trafficking Survivors (see Safe House Project webinar)
Feature Film: Wake Up! (
movie website)
TV: Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), Hope Givers Series, Episode 2 (
watch episode)
Podcast: Fierce Freedom Podcast with Cat Jacoby and John Pulley, "Mind Control in Sex Trafficking and How To Prevent It" (
listen to podcast)
Podcast: Ending Human Trafficking with Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak “Psychological Coercion in Human Trafficking” (
listen to podcast)
Article: World Without Exploitation (WWE)  
“The Scholar”
Article: The Emory Wheel
“Trafficked Alumna Recounts Traumatic Past”
Press: Facebook HQ Film Screening and Q&A (see event photos)
TV: New Day Morning Show on CNN
TV: T.D. Jakes Show (
see event photos) (watch episode clip1) (watch episode clip2)
TV: KABC Newsmakers with Adrienne Alpert (
see event photos)
Article: New York Times Upfront Magazine “
21st Century Slavery”
Article: LA Daily News “
Strip clubs to help fight sex-trafficking”
Podcast: University of Wisconsin, Green Bay’s “All the Rage” with Ryan Martin (
listen to podcast)
Press: Congressman Ed Royce Advisory Meeting & Honoring of Survivors (
Documentary: California’s Forgotten Children, by Melody Miller (
PSA: Vanguard University, Global Center for Women & Justice, The Priceless Luncheon
PSA: Chapman University Beat The HEAT Rocking & Rally (Orange County, CA)
TV: HLN (Headline News) Series: Inside with Chris Cuomo, Anyone’s Daughter (
watch clip “The One”)

TV: Preachers of LA (Oxygen Network)  (shortened to Rachel & Lady Mysesha’s parts only)

PSA: Sex Sells: Who Pays The Price (with Harmony Dust Grillo of Treasures Strip Club Outreach Ministry)

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