Anti-SEX Trafficking - Speaker INFo
During this workshop, we will hear from Jessica Minhas, Suzi Chun-Turley, and Que English on how to serve survivors of sex trafficking and be an advocate against this systematic injustice.
Jessica Minhas is an author, women’s rights activist, humanitarian, social entrepreneur, media commentator, and the founder and CEO of I’ll Go First. For the past 12 years she has worked in media and the anti-trafficking space, helping to craft economic empowerment programs and investigations on behalf of sex trafficking victims, as well as carefully producing inspiring media content on complex human rights issues for audiences around the world.
As the founder and CEO of I’ll Go First, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing hope, healing and purpose to survivors of trauma and abuse, Jessica is dedicated to leveraging media and technology in order to provide remote psychosocial care to marginalized trauma populations throughout the developing world. Everything Jessica does is colored by a commitment to shed light on issues that are normally silenced in shame and offer hope to those without it.
Jessica is also a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum, a United Nations Global Accelerator, a New York New Abolitionist and is working on her first book- a memoir entitled “I’ll Go First” about searching for, and finding, her biological family. Learn more about her work at www.jessicaminhas.com and www.illgofirst.com.
Suzi Chun-Turley has spent her career in both private and nonprofit sectors helping organizations become more effective. Her private sector experience includes providing senior leaders management leverage at Bridgewater Associates, strategic consulting at McKinsey & Co. and investment banking analytic support for nonprofit and government entities at J.P. Morgan Securities. Her experience supporting nonprofit organizations includes building up a charitable services group at Next Jump, serving as an internal management consultant for the United Nations, and helping to develop one of the nation’s earliest SROI (social return on investment) models for REDF, a social venture fund in San Francisco. Most recently, she was the Director of Social Impact at Tough Mudder.
She received her M.B.A. from Columbia University and B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia School of Engineering. She lives in Washington Heights with her husband David and their two children, Hudson and Margot, and is most likely craving chocolate ice cream right now.
Rev Que English leads the Bronx Christian Fellowship Church with her husband Tim. They have been in ministry for over 30 years, serving as co-pastors for 9 years. She has led the Bronx Clergy Roundtable, a coalition of about 300 clergy, politicians and community members, as well as the The NYC Faith-Based Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence and the Bronx Clergy Clergy Justice Roundtable. Rev Que is also the Chair of the Not On My Watch Movement.