Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Call to Freedom Presents

Hidden In Plain Sight: Sharing Their Life Journey to Shine a Light On Modern Day Slavery

FREE Event but you must register online as seating is limited!

Location: Sioux Falls State Theater (Downtown Sioux Falls) 316 S Phillips Ave.

Survivors will share their personal journeys to educate and bring awareness on the issue of human trafficking.

Nathan Earl – Bio
Nathan Earl is a researcher, advocate, and public health consultant dedicated to fostering resilient communities impervious to exploitation. Operating under the giantslayer. brand, Nathan draws upon over two decades of personal and professional expertise to empower organizations and communities in the prevention of violence against boys, men, and 2SLGBTQ+ young individuals.

With a primary focus on research, Nathan’s work delves into critical areas such as drug-facilitated commercial sexual exploitation, mental health challenges among trafficking survivors, and the intersection of male victimization with substance dependency, PTSD, and HIV.

In 2014, Nathan spearheaded the operationalization of one of the pioneering outreach and housing initiatives tailored for male youth survivors of human trafficking grappling with substance dependency. Presently, he holds the esteemed position of Chair at the VITAE program at Yale School of Public Health. In addition, he serves as a Consultant for various esteemed organizations, including Call to Freedom, University of Southern Mississippi’s Human Trafficking Resource Center, The National Center on Child Trafficking, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Equity and Human Trafficking Technical Assistance Centers.

Nathan is a distinguished co-founder of the U.S. Council on Violence against Men and Boys and serves as a Board Director at Love 146. As the co-founding chair of Yale School of Public Health’s VITAE student group, he plays a pivotal role in fostering a culture of violence intervention training, advocacy, and education. Moreover, Nathan contributes his expertise to Yale’s addiction medicine collaborative.

A Fellow of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Human Trafficking Leadership Academy, Nathan possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of South Florida. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at Yale University and holds additional Certificates in Leadership and in Human Subjects Research.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” — Viktor Frankl

 

Rita Gail O’Brien, LLMSW – Bio
Rita O’Brien is a survivor and educator in the field of sex trafficking. Rita has a passion for Justice to educate the very communities that she was trafficked from. Professionally, she has done Security, Police Work, Photography, and Journalism and was a House Director at a Sorority at the University of Michigan.

Rita got her Undergraduate Degree at Eastern Michigan University and then went on to get her Masters in Social work from Western Michigan University with a Trauma focus. Rita is a Board member of Pearls of Great Price Coalition out of Plymouth MI and is also on the board for Kalamazoo Area Anti Trafficking Coalition. Rita continues to speak out to educate others on how to watch for Human Trafficking in their communities. Rita is the rank of Major in the volunteer organization Civil Air Patrol (United States Air Force Auxiliary).  Rita enjoys helping serve meals at her church at the midweek service. When Rita gets a free moment you will find her anywhere on Lake Michigan, she likes to be at Silver Lake Sand Dunes on a 4- wheeler tearing up the sand with her sons.

 

Jordan Matthew Masciangelo – Bio
For over 15 years, Jordan Masciangelo has dedicated his career to turning personal experiences of human trafficking and sexual violence into powerful advocacy for the healing of male survivors. He is an avid storyteller, harnessing the power of narrative to heal and connect communities. As a trauma-informed trainer, speaker, and consultant, Jordan has collaborated with governments, NGOs, law enforcement agencies, researchers, and community providers on both national and international levels. His work is informed by his own lived experience and the stories of countless male survivors he has had the privilege to meet. Jordan’s expertise lies in helping providers understand and address the intersectionality of trauma, masculinity, and the male experience. He focuses on how the socialization of boys and young men can often amplify the impact of sexual exploitation, providing crucial insights for effective intervention and support.

 

 

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Date

Jul 23 2024

Time

Doors will open at 6pm
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Location

Sioux Falls State Theatre
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