Often when I speak as an anti-trafficking advocate, people ask me, “How can we stop this terrible crime?” Or they exclaim, “We’ve got to arrest all the traffickers! Locking them up will solve this problem right away.” Law enforcement is key, but law enforcement alone is not the answer. When we look at the global crime of human trafficking, we realize that it is one of the most important human rights issues of our time. But we cannot examine this problem as separate from other factors.
Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, co-authored this article that was published in the AMA Journal of Ethics in January 2017. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Marti MacGibbon is an internationally known speaker and a bestselling, nationally award-winning author.Marti MacGibbon is a national advocate for human trafficking victims and survivors. She is also an advocate for those who suffer from mental illness and/or the disease of addiction. As a professional inspirational speaker, an internationally known author, and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction who is also an experiential expert, Marti works to inform and support professionals who work with affected populations. Ms.
Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, is a nationally renowned humorous inspirational speaker and bestselling author who entertains as she inspires, informs and motivates. Ms. MacGibbon delivered the keynote speech, and the capacity audience responded with a standing ovation. Marti also presented two breakout sessions, one on human trafficking and trauma, the other on strategies for building and maintaining emotional resiliency.
The client says it best:
“The conclusion of the conference was a huge success thanks to your keynote presentation. Your talent to share an extremely personal, heartbreaking yet inspirational story is amazing.
Humorous inspirational speaker, author and standup comic Marti MacGibbon delivered a keynote speech at Iowa State University Memorial Union on September 13th. The event, “An Evening of Healing and Hope: Laughter is the Best Medicine, was part of National Recovery Month, and the University’s lecture series, and was organized and sponsored by Youth Shelter Services, a mental health provider in Ames, Iowa. Marti’s talk focused on hope, resiliency, and empowerment when overcoming adversity and challenges.
Marti MacGibbon is an internationally known speaker and nationally award-winning, bestselling author. She has triumphed over human trafficking, domestic violence, adolescent sexual abuse/assault, PTSD, homelessness and addiction to lead a happy and purposeful life. Marti is an expert on trauma resolution and addiction recovery. Her background in professional standup comedy, combined with her clinical training and experience, make her a lively and dynamic presenter, able to both entertain and educate listeners.
Humorous inspirational speaker, human trafficking survivor/advocate and nationally award-winning author Marti MacGibbon delivered a dynamic and uplifting keynote speech at an event organized by Women in Successful Enterprises (WISE). The event, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was a fundraiser benefiting the Manasseh Project, an anti-trafficking organization that serves victims and survivors in West Michigan.
Ms. MacGibbon is a national survivor leader and advocate who has lobbied at the White House and State Department on policy and mental health services for human trafficking victims and survivors.
Marti MacGibbon is a human trafficking survivor, a humorous inspirational speaker, an award-winning author and advocate, and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction recovery. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and on January 15th, Marti delivered a keynote speech to survivors and advocates in New York, New York. The event, at the Unitarian Church All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue in NYC, celebrated Mentari U.S.A., a non-profit founded and led by survivors Shandra Woworuntu and Ima Matul.
By WOOD TV 8
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Human sex trafficking sounds like a problem that doesn’t happen in West Michigan, but it does.
The Manasseh Project at Wedgwood Christian Services opened in October 2012. The project is two-fold: educators go into the community and teach about what trafficking is, what it looks like, and how to prevent it. Some of this education is done in schools, teaching children how to change their behaviors so they’re not vulnerable.
The second part of the project is a recovery program for women 12 to 17 years old who have been sexually exploited or trafficked.
Marti MacGibbon is a humorous inspirational speaker and a nationally award winning author. She has survived and triumphed over adolescent trauma, human trafficking domestic violence, post traumatic stress disorder, homelessness and hard core drug addiction. Marti spoke about human trafficking facts, issues and solutions, to judges, prosecutors, public defenders, law enforcement professionals, mental health professionals, educators and child protective services professionals in Henry County, Indiana. She shared insights from her personal experience as a survivor and advocate.