Marti MacGibbon Speaks to Women in Successful Enterprises (WISE)
Date(s) - 11/05/2015
Louis Benton Lounge
Marti MacGibbon, human trafficking survivor, inspirational speaker and nationally award-winning author, will speak to Women in Successful Enterprises (WISE) on the topic of human trafficking. Marti will also provide insights into resilience and every day strategies to overcome adversity.
Marti MacGibbon is a high-energy and often humorous speaker whose personal comeback story is riveting. She is a survivor of human trafficking, PTSD, domestic violence, homelessness and hard-core drug addiction who turned her life around using simple, effective strategies to build her resilience and create positive outcomes.
Today, Marti is an advocate for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, homeless populations, and those who face mental health and addiction issues. She is a member of the task force IPATH, Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans, teaches life skills classes at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis, and is founder, producer and host of Laff-Aholics, an annual Standup Comedy Fundraiser at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Toby Theater that features nationally headlining comedians. 100% of the profits from the show go to transitional housing facilities that provide access to addiction and mental health services for the community’s most vulnerable.