Women’s Week Dinner Speaker – hosted by BPW Sault Ste. Marie


Selected honourees will be the guests at a dinner on Thursday March 12th with guest speaker Kelly Tallon Franklin of Courage for Freedom on Anti-Human Sex Trafficking.

Kelly Tallon Franklin is the founder of Courage for Freedom, a Canadian-based organization who exists to educate, train and certify front-line and community service providers on proven strategies and prevention tactics serves vulnerable victims of human trafficking and sexually exploited girls.

She is also the Executive Director of Farmtown Canada, a provider of minor-aged victim services and restorative “horse that heal” programs for young girls whose innocence has been compromised by criminals who recruited, coerced, and exploited them.

As a human-rights advocate specifically in the areas of human trafficking, women’s rights and community protection, Kelly has been a long-time voice for those in the vulnerable sector. She works tirelessly to share her message and advocacy to government, corporations, municipalities and communities.

Kelly believes that Courage for Freedom is born out of doing the right thing. It is not just a social justice issue, but a human issue where each one of us is called to lead our lives honorably and with impact to take action and foster positive, lasting change.

The public, nominators, family, friends are welcome to attend the dinner. Dinners are $45 and can be reserved through www.eventbrite.ca by the evening of Sunday, March 8, 2020. Meals to meet dietary needs can be noted when purchasing the ticket.