20 Jun “World Day Against Child Labor” Panel Discussion June 13th
Beauty for Freedom and The Line Presented
Project Ghana “World Day Against Child Labor” Panel Discussion June 13th
Featuring Survivor of Child Slavery and President of Challenging Heights James Kofi-Annan, Emmy award-winning journalist Benjamin Skinner, Survivor/Advocate Ima Matul, Rescue & Recovery Specialist Vincent Lyn, Motivational Speaker and Rwandan Genocide Survivor Consolee Nishimwe and Activist Melissa Jane Kronfeld
Moderated by Former Ohio Senate Democratic Leader Capri S. Cafaro
In solidarity of World Day Against Child Labor, NYC-based anti-trafﬁcking organization Beauty for Freedom (BFF) and The Line presented a panel discussion at The Apartment by The Line (76 Greene St, New York, NY 3rd Floor, 10012) Tuesday, June 13th 7-9pm featuring founder of Ghanaian anti-labor trafficking organization Challenging Heights(CH), activist and survivor of child slavery James Kofi-Annan who will be joined by Moderator and Former Ohio State Representative Capri S. Cafaro, panelist and Emmy award-winning journalist Benjamin Skinner, panelist and survivor/advocate Ima Matul, Motivational Speaker and Rwandan Genocide Survivor Consolee Nishimwe, Rescue & Recovery Specialist Vincent Lyn and Activist/Journalist Melissa Jane Kronfeld. Music for the evening was curated by celebrity DJ and influencer Valissa Yoe.
The panel, focusing on child labor trafficking and human trafficking, served as an educational tool for guests and a call-to-action on what each person can do to minimize their slavery footprints through conscious buying practices and advocacy. Human trafﬁcking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labor. The International Labor Organization estimates that 21 million people around the globe are victims of forced labor annually with 168 million children still in child labor.
Event Sponsors included The Line, Morgan Stanley, Essentia Water, Suwana Perry, Lagunitas Beer and Erno Lazlo.
Esteemed Guests included Actress/Artist Loan Chabanol, Camilla Mayer of MILK Make-Up and OpenHaus, Karina De Jesus of OpenHaus and Ven Agency, Fashion Bloggers Rachel and Nicole Effendy, Model/Activist Elliott Sailors, Vanity Fair Writer Yohanna Desta, Artist David Cazco of Novel Studios, Adidas Brand Ambassador Chinae Alexander, Actor Eric West, Actress Tashiana Washington, Ashley Owens Editor-In-Chief of Suited Magazine, Fashion Designer/Influencer Kim Shui, YEEZY Fashion Designer Greg Ross, Founder of Roff Studios Ace Aroff, MILK Editorial Director Mathias Rozenweig, MILK Editor Dania Karwar, Catherine McFarland of Archetype Showroom and Model/Activist Michaela V.
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