Matt and I want to thank you for joining us on the Fierce Freedom Podcast. You will find information on the topics you would like to cover, the recording and publishing plan, podcast questions and promotional graphics. These will be added as we get them completed.
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Cat Morgan, Fierce Freedom Podcast Producer
Melania Brostowitz, fight to end exploitation
|Melania Brostowitz (she/her) is the Executive Director of Fight to End Exploitation (FEE). In her role, she manages daily operations, engineers the strategic plan into tangible outcomes, and elevates the organization’s online and in-person impact. She also oversees the organization’s advocacy efforts and strives to create informed awareness about human trafficking.
Part of her advocacy work has been educating about Senate Bill 245 – or Safe Harbor in WI, including creating a toolkit to empower communities towards meaningful change in our state.
Melania has previously spoken at the Wisconsin State Capitol as a nonprofit representative for legislative efforts and participates in several local and state coalitions that address the intersecting issues of human trafficking including homelessness, domestic violence, mental health, and youth advocacy.
“I believe that one individual who is determined to make a difference in the world, can, with desire, drive, dedication, discipline, passion, and persistence. The world can be altered and billions of people’s lives can be impacted positively in an unimaginable way.” ATGW
Topic(s) To Discuss
- Your work with Fight to End Exploitation
- Safe Harbor in Wisconsin, being an active ally within the anti-trafficking field
- How did you first get into this work?
- What is our state currently doing to protect victims of trafficking?
- Can you walk us through what SB 245 is and what it is not?
- Why do you think there has been so much resistance to this bill?
- What would you say to opponents of it?
- Share what happened in neighboring state MN when this bill went into effect.
- How can people best use their voice to amplify this message?
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The Fierce Freedom Podcast aims to shine light on all aspects of modern-day slavery by sharing compelling conversations with individuals who are using their passions and talents to fight human trafficking and exploitation. By telling these stories, we hope to both educate listeners through spreading awareness and to inspire individuals to rise up and fight within their sphere of influence.
Once you have confirmed the date and time that works with our producer, you will receive a calendar invite with a link to a Zoom meeting. If you need to change the date or time we ask you try to let us know 7 days ahead of scheduled recording.
We typically ask guests to reserve an hour of recording time, please let us know if you need to leave early so we can be sure to adjust accordingly.
The recording will then be edited for clarity and timeliness and will typically air the following Tuesday at 5am CDT. If you’d like to listen to the recording in advance, please let our producer know by the Friday before the air date.
If there are any topics you’d prefer not to speak on please let our producer know, we are also happy to edit anything out in post-production. Recording style is relaxed and conversational. Even though this is a serious topic our goal is to present information in an accessible way to listeners, we like to end on a note of inspiration and hope whenever possible.
That being said, relax, be yourself, and as always thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us!
"I believe that all jails desperately need your training as the victims of human trafficking frequently pass through the system. If staff is not trained on the warning signs of human trafficking and what the victims my look like, these are missed opportunities to provide help."
Captain Curt Dutton, Chippewa County Sheriff's Office
“Your agency is my greatest resource to share with anyone I talk to.”
Amy O’Donahue, Deputy, Specialized Enforcement, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Officer Ashland and Bayfield County Sheriff’s Offices
"Human trafficking is a worldwide crisis. Everyone can do something. Stand against this egregious violation and maltreatment of our fellow brothers and sisters on this planet. Join Fierce Freedom and fight human trafficking at home and around the world!"
"Fierce Freedom is at the forefront of anti human trafficking! They are constantly working with the community to train, rescue, and bring awareness! If you're going to support an organization in your area, this is the one to partner with!"