together1heart: Samira Panah Bakhtiar, Co-Founder, Bridge2act
On October 18, 2016, together1heart, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to end human slavery in Southeast Asia, in collaboration with artist Magda Love, hosted a gallery opening at The Beekman Gallery in New York City featuring artwork inspired by Magda’s recent trip to Cambodia.
Following the gala opening, OhThePeopleYouMeet’s Founder, Michaela Guzy moderated an empowering conversation on the topic of ending human slavery. In addition to Magda, other panelists included, together1heart’s President, AnnaLynne McCord who shared her personal experience with abuse and together1heart’s Founder with Somaly Mam. The discussion covered the work they’re doing to ensure that the trafficking victims they are working with have a safe, loving environment to recover, learn and reintegrate into society with sustainable life skills.
In this clip, hear Samira Panah Bakhtiar, co-founder of Bridge2act, tell her personal experience with abuse and why together1heart’s dedication to combatting slavery in it’s epicenter, Southeast Asia, is crucial to solving this global issue affecting seven billion people.
This clip is one way the OTPYM production team memorialized the powerful event in an effort to bring awareness to a topic oppressing so many across the globe. Ultimately we hope it inspires you to have compassion for those affected by slavery and to take action by helping victims become empowered individuals through sustainable organizations. For more information on how you can help, check out: http://www.together1heart.org/.