A Secret Weapon Against Human Trafficking? Truckers! They're Everywhere and Virtually Invisible. A Conversation with Kendis Paris

January 21, 2016
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

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Human trafficking – including sex slavery – is happening all over the globe. Approximately 21 million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide, including hundreds of thousands of at-risk kids here. But guest Kendis Paris has discovered a secret weapon against it, and she’s unleashed a campaign that’s literally on a roll. It’s called Truckers Against Trafficking and it’s a program she co-founded to train truckers to recognize and report suspected sex trafficking activities. Believe it or not, lots of trafficking happens at truck stops on our major highways, and truckers are the invisible eyes and ears who can be mobilized to spot signs of this ugly business and help take it down. Meet Kendis Paris, a woman who is helping create a movement. Not even a trucker herself, hear how she got into this. Learn about the growth of the campaign. And let’s discover how we can help too! Human trafficking has no place in our world. Here’s how truckers are helping stop it.

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Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.

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