Donna-Leigh, at just seven years old witnessed the murder of her mother by her father.
Separated from her siblings she endured years of bullying and abuse in foster homes. Being told she was worthless, and nobody wanted or loved her, she felt abandoned and alone.Read More
Despite everything she has been through Donna-Leigh values every life lesson she has learned along the way and wants to share these invaluable gifts with you. To help you live your best life.
As a Lifeline Suicide Prevention Counsellor and expert on Resilience , Donna-Leigh is passionate about curbing domestic violence and bullying in our community.
Donna-Leigh is transforming lives daily by sharing her tools of survival and Gratitude
- 2018 International Women’s Day Leadership Ambassador in Social Justice and Equality
- CEO, co-founder and program designer of The Dream Guards Perfect P.E.A.C.E Program and Dream Guards Ambassador Program
- Published children’s author “The Adventures of Jessie and Rocky Rockstar
- Youth mental health first aider with Lifeline Suicide Prevention Training.
- Qualified personal trainer with Advanced Nutrition.
Dawn Manske CEO/Founder, Made for Freedom
Dawn Manske, the founder of Made for Freedom, fights human trafficking with style. She witnessed the atrocities of human trafficking firsthand during her ten years living in China.Read MoreAfter meeting children being used as slave labor and seeing a report with girls under ten being sold to men, she knew she had to do something to inflict change. Dawn started the social enterprise, Made for Freedom with an idea revolving around her favourite international clothing. The company has grown into a lifestyle brand carrying clothing, bath & body, jewellery, home goods, and more. They have partnered with over 20 restoration centres/suppliers worldwide and provided over 25,000 hours of dignified employment for survivors of trafficking and those coming from marginalised situations. In addition, she has been a guest speaker for conferences, news programs, and the US State Department to present on the impact of dignified employment in the fight against human trafficking. Dawn’s passion, stories, and insights into the fashion industry and supply chains will not only inspire but also expand one’s view of how to make a difference. More
A/Prof Colleen B Kelly
Chair and Co-Founder of the IASC, Colleen brings 40 years of experience teaching police and lecturing at Universities around the world to her passion – the economic end of slavery.Read More
Today, Colleen will go through the red flags to recognise people being trafficked. You will learn the secret hand signal that is saving lives, and what to do if you see that signal. How to act within the law, and not put the victim in danger.
You will also hear about how you can now shop slave-free. With new blockchain technology it will soon be possible to scan a clothing item, and be able to see the artisan, where it was made, where the cotton came from, the zipper and buttons, the entire supply chain.
And, hear about how green barcodes are changing the world – be able to flip over that Snickers bar and see if it’s a green barcode (meaning the company guarantees their product is slave-free), or if it’s the ordinary black barcode.
Lean about new free shopping guides and information so that you don’t unknowingly support slavery with your purchase choices.
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion. Professor of Law William M. Rains Fellow
Professor Kathleen Kim is a nationally recognized expert on immigrants’ rights and human trafficking. Read More
Professor Kim serves on the Advisory Board of Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking. She continues to provide technical assistance and expert testimony on human trafficking cases and policy guidance to governmental and non-governmental groups.
Professor Kim received her JD from Stanford Law School in 2002 where she was a Judge Takasugi Public Interest Fellow and an editor for the Stanford Law Review. She received her BA in Philosophy with highest honors from the University of Michigan in 1998.
Tina DeCola Human Trafficking Awareness for 911 operators
Tina DeCola combines her 20 years of extraordinary experience as a 911 operation while also an instructor for the Denise Amber Lee Foundation.Read More
Ms. Decola wrote the protocol that is in effect for all Southern Nevada fire, EMS and dispatch responders and also trains 911 centers across the US on human trafficking.