Lisa C. Williams
Lisa Williams is an international heroine in her innovative efforts to counter child sex trafficking.
It was not enough for Ms. Williams to find her own freedom from a life of trauma and sexual exploitation. She answered the call to go back and free countless others like herself. It has been said as it pertains to child sex trafficking, Ms. Williams is a latter-day Harriet Tubman.
A crowd of more than 200 was in attendance at the Center for Civil and Human Rights to preview the CNN Special Report -- Children for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking. The atmosphere was somber as we had a glimpse into the lives of our children caught in the web of human trafficking. Yet there was hope—a public conversation of the countless sexually exploited children in our city has begun. We remained hopeful as we witnessed three of our courageous girls triumph throughout the documentary. Participants left the screening in silence, realizing there is still much to be done.