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.
The Podcast Guest Survey will assure that we have your details correct for the podcast. You will be able to upload your bio and any photos / headshots to be used for promotion. Please complete this at your earliest convenience.
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Cat Morgan, Fierce Freedom Podcast Producer
Master of Social Justice and Community Organizing
Rebecca Kotz is a speaker, organizer, and educator for the anti-trafficking movement. She created the first Safe Harbor program in central MN for youth and adult survivors of the sex trade and trafficking. She also created and facilitated the court-ordered, feminist-rooted accountability program for men convicted of soliciting prostituted/trafficked individuals: Men Accountable for Sexual Exploitation (MASE).
Rebecca was an organizer and educator within the prostitution partial decriminalization movement to shift social norms and ultimately abolish all forms of sexual objectification, commodification, and exploitation against both youth and adults. This policy and service model works to end the criminalization of survivors of the sex trade and to expand housing and services to survivors across the state of Minnesota. Rebecca also has a Master’s degree in Social Justice & Community Organizing, her academic focus continues exploring the intersections of radical feminist, anti-neoliberalist, and abolitionist praxis to ultimately end men’s violence.
“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
- The effectiveness of the Nordic Model
- You have been an advocate for the Nordic/Equality model – what is the goal of this and what does it entail?
- What would its utilization look like in our country?
- In your research you explore connections between prison systems and prostitution systems. What are some connections have you discovered and would like to share?
- What does abolition mean to you?
- What could it look like within the anti-trafficking movement?
- What do you hope for the survivors you’ve work with?
PROMOTIONAL GRAPHICS / LINKS
- Facebook Promotional Graphic – Coming Soon
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- Fierce Freedom Website
- Fierce Freedom Podcast – Spotify
- Fierce Freedom Podcast – Apple
- Fierce Freedom Podcast Facebook Page
- Fierce Freedom Facebook Page
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!
Thank you From the Fierce Freedom Team!
"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
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Amy O’Donahue, Deputy, Specialized Enforcement, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Officer Ashland and Bayfield County Sheriff’s Offices
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