FOR THE LOVE OF ART AND HUMANITY

 A Champagne cocktail party kicks off The Art of Stopping Human Slavery art auction

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Chairs Curry Glassell, Jason Fuller
Chairs Curry Glassell, Jason Fuller

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Artists David Graeve, Sarah Sudhoff
Artists David Graeve, Sarah Sudhoff

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Woody Holland, Dr. Francis Jones
Woody Holland, Dr. Francis Jones

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Chairs Curry Glassell, Jason Fuller
Chairs Curry Glassell, Jason Fuller

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Photo credit: Michael Ramos

Chairs Curry Glassell, Jason Fuller
Chairs Curry Glassell, Jason Fuller
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Artists David Graeve, Sarah Sudhoff
Artists David Graeve, Sarah Sudhoff
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Councilman Mike Knox, Paul Dewey
Councilman Mike Knox, Paul Dewey
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Olivera Jankovska, Rania Daniel, Ursula Muenzel
Olivera Jankovska, Rania Daniel, Ursula Muenzel
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Map of Illegal Massage Businesses near schools in Houston
Map of Illegal Massage Businesses near schools in Houston
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Layla Love, Roland Hurrington
Layla Love, Roland Hurrington
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Katie Esposito, Nathan Glassell
Katie Esposito, Nathan Glassell
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Joy Chapman, Theresa Hildreth, Tracy Faulkner
Joy Chapman, Theresa Hildreth, Tracy Faulkner
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Jamey Caruthers, Carrielen Laas
Jamey Caruthers, Carrielen Laas
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Jennifer Sudkamp, Claire Barber
Jennifer Sudkamp, Claire Barber
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Guests learn about Human Slavery
Guests learn about Human Slavery
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Guests mingling
Guests mingling
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Ellen and Dr. Bob Sanborn
Ellen and Dr. Bob Sanborn
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Survivor Allison Franklin, Katie McConnell
Survivor Allison Franklin, Katie McConnell
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Rowena and Buddy Steves
Rowena and Buddy Steves
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Anthony Hayden-Guest, Gustav Copriva
Anthony Hayden-Guest, Gustav Copriva
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Woody Holland, Dr. Francis Jones
Woody Holland, Dr. Francis Jones
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The Celebration

Art lover Curry Glassell invited Houstonians and New Yorkers into her home for an elegant Champagne cocktail party that served as the kickoff for The Art of Stopping Human Slavery art auction to be held on October 25, 2018. The event was chaired by Glassell and Jason Fuller. Proceeds from the upcoming auction will benefit CHILDREN AT RISK and Rise of the Butterfly.

The Story

Guests heard about the realities of human slavery, learning about illicit massage businesses that trap  women and children as sex slaves in their neighborhoods and near public schools. They also were informed of the meaningful work both CHILDREN AT  RISK and  Rise  of the  Butterfly do to stop human slavery.

The Moments

Survivor Allison Franklin spoke and moved the crowd of 50 with her words of encouragement about those who are forced to work as sex slaves and the need to stop this horrific crime. 

Guests: Dr. Bob Sanborn, Layla Love, Anthony Haden-Guest, Gracie Cavnar, Dr. Francis Jones,  Woody Holland, Tracy Faulkner, Theresa Hildreth, Joy Chapman, Steve Jones, and Buddy and  Rowena Steves.

About CHILDREN AT RISK

CHILDREN AT RISK is a nonprofit organization leading the way to improving the quality of life for Texas’ children through research, collaboration, and advocacy. By understanding children’s needs and speaking out on their behalf, CHILDREN AT RISK drives change.

About Rise of the Butterfly

Rise of the Butterfly is a nonprofit designed to expand the reach of art as visual aid in calling out communities to direct action. Its mission is to work with established nonprofits working diligently to protect those affected by human trafficking and environmental displacement.