Ron Livingston & Annalynne McCord give support @ Somaly Mam’s “Project Futures” Launch
Video Featuring: Somali Mam, Ron Livingston, Rosemarie Dewitt, Annalynne McCord, Guy Sebastian
Location: 465 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Details: Somaly Mam Foundation’s launch party for Project Futures which was held at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hilton from 7pm-10pm. Project Futures global is a new platform where volunteers, activists and young professionals can join together in the fight against modern-slavery. Promoter Chris Talbott of the Cause Effect Agency was responsible for the event.
Nonprofit Cause: In 1996, Somaly Mam, a victim of human trafficking herself, established a Cambodian non-governmental organization called AFESIP (Agir Pour les Femmes en Situation Precaire). Under Somaly’s leadership, AFESIP employs a holistic approach that ensures victims not only escape their plight, but have the emotional and economic strength to face the future with hope. With the launch of The Somaly Mam Foundation in 2007, Somaly has established a funding vehicle to support anti-trafficking organizations and to provide victims and survivors with a platform from which their voices can be heard around the world.
For her tireless efforts, Somaly has justifiably garnered world-wide respect and is now a renowned leader at the forefront of the anti-trafficking struggle. Universally recognized as a visionary for her courage, dignity, ingenuity, and resilience, Somaly was honored as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2009 and was featured as a CNN Hero. She is also the recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, The World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (WCPRC), Glamour Magazine’s 2006 Woman of the Year Award, and has won accolades from the US Department of Homeland Security.