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Allies Against Slavery w/ John Nehme
April 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for an information and impactful presentation about Allies Against Slavery.
The organization harnesses the power of technology, data and partnerships to combat human trafficking and protect freedom and dignity. More info on Allies Against Slavery: http://alliesagainstslavery.org/
Presenter: John Nehme, President and CEO
After leading Allies Against Slavery as a volunteer for two years, John managed the organization’s transition from a grassroots movement to a nonprofit in 2014. As President & CEO, he guides the overall strategy and serves the team as they pursue their mission to build slave-free cities. Under John’s leadership, Allies has supported hundreds of survivors of trafficking, successfully petitioned the Austin City Council and Mayor to unanimously pass a resolution to become a slave-free city, and tripled the number of organizations actively participating in the Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking. John also forged a research partnership between Allies and the University of Texas, funded by the Texas Governor’s Office, and co-authored the groundbreaking study “Human Trafficking by the Numbers: The Initial Benchmark of Prevalence and Economic Impact for Texas”. John has a degree in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University where he studied as an Ingram Scholar, and he earned a Master of Political Economy from the University of Sydney in Australia as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. His cross-sector experience serving marginalized communities has deeply shaped his belief that sustainable impact is created by meeting individual needs while simultaneously addressing root-cause, systemic challenges that perpetuate vulnerability. Outside of work, John and his wife Rachel enjoy hiking with their three children and are active in Austin’s faith community.