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The Free-Them Freedom Walk is an event to raise awareness and funds to end exploitation in Canada. This September hundreds of people will gather in the morning to attend our honorary ceremony and then head outside for a 3KM freedom walk to raise awareness to end exploitation in Canada.  This year more than 700 attendees are expected to be present, of which will include, civilians, law enforcement, politicians, notable persons, and survivors, from across Canada.  


About The Free-Them Freedom Walk

Name:      7th Free-Them Freedom Walk 
Where:     The Westin Harbour | 1 Harbour Square Toronto
When:      Saturday, September 21, 2019          

 9:00AM  Registration | Continental Breakfast | Visit the Market Place | Freedom Corner
10:30AM  Honorary Ceremony
12:00PM  3KM Freedom Walk   

Registration Cost
$20 | Adults
$10 | Under 18 
Free| Under 5

The 3KM Route Click Here 

Where Are The Funds Going That Get Raised?!!

 

RAISING MONEY FOR SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Aurora House in Toronto, is a safe house that provide housing to Canadians, Canadian foreign nationals, immigrants and refugees who have been trafficked and exploited in Canada. Aurora House is one of the only safe houses in Ontario that takes in and provides services for victims of human trafficking who are pregnant or that have given birth. Aurora House has 6 beds that offer long-term transitional house.  Aurora House offers a safe place for people who were victims of trafficking and would like some continued support on their journey towards complete independent living and reintegrating back into society. 

 

 

 


KEY-NOTE SPEAKER:

RHONELLE BRUDER

 

 
A human trafficking survivor, advocate, public speaker, educator, writer, and founder of the RISE Initiative; a grassroots project dedicated to helping spread awareness on issues vulnerable people face and make a direct impact on youth in crisis. Rhonelle has shared her story of overcoming adversity and resilience to international audiences and uses her voice to advocate for causes that directly impact vulnerable populations.

Rhonelle holds a Master of Science in Health Informatics from the University of Victoria and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from New York City College of Technology. And is an active community leader, sits on multiple boards including Massey Centre for Women, Toronto's Human Trafficking Advisory Committee, and the Black Students Achievement Community Advisory Committee.

Since launching the RISE Initiative, Rhonelle has been an invited speaker to conferences, educational institutions, and participated in numerous panel discussions, speaking on issues facing women, youth, and those from diverse and racialized backgrounds. Specifically, regarding human trafficking, gender-based violence, at-risk youth, and mental health. Most recently an invited participant in a roundtable on economic empowerment and entrepreneurship with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

Rhonelle's work has been featured on/in CBC News, Global News, TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin, The Toronto Star, Flare Magazine, and more.

 
  

BRINGING THE VIBE:

DJ FIZZA

 

 
Award-winning DJ Fizza is one of Canada's most sought after female DJ's and producers! She is one of the most versatile female DJs that few can compare to. She has a serious passion for a wide array of different genres of music that can range from House, Hiphop, R&B, EDM, Deep/Tech House, Old School, Top 40, Mashups, Reggaton and everything in between. 

Fizza has spun at the best and most elite parties and clubs in Toronto, Canada and has travelled extensively to be requested to DJ events around the world. Her tracks Pizazz, Get Wet and Gold have been released on the top 100 House charts on Beatport. DJ Fizza has an ability to read a crowd and ensures each event is set apart from others. She carefully curates her music and always plays live to cater to each individual event. She has been DJing for over 10 years and has proven herself to be a huge force in the music industry. 

Some highlights include: DJing for the official NBA Allstar opening party in 2016 (True North), Fortune Magazine's 1st Global Forum Expo in Canada, Miami Swim Fashion Week, Microsoft Gala in Washington, Official DJ For the Toronto Blue Jays #ThursdayNightsInThe6ix party. 

Some of the celebrities in attendance of these events have been: PM Justin Trudeau, Drake, Usher, Gwen Stefani, Nelson Mandela's Daughter Zenani Dlamini, Toronto Blue Jays, Mark Cuban, Chris Hadfield, The Barenaked Ladies. She has also worked alongside celebrity DJ's such as Rony Seikali, Mark Knight, Demi from the UK and has won several awards including 2018 Notable Award for BEST DJ (national level) and Anokhi Media's Most Promising DJ, as well as TOinitiative.ca's #TO50in50 entrepreneurs. 


Performing The National Anthem:
LORI NUIC

 

The voice is unmistakable, flowing effortlessly between soft, sultry whispers and pure, unbridled power. And on her latest collection, Art of Love, Lori Nuic uses it masterfully to deliver massive hooks wrapped in an empowering message.

Incorporating the myriad of influence that has long defined this Torontonian as a unique voice in Canadian pop, Nuic weaves bits of soul, reggae, R&B, and rock into her universally accessible anthems. But while the melodies are grabbing and production punchy and polished, this isn't the flash-in-the-pan pop currently flooding the mainstream; this is music with substance, gusto, and swagger.
 
Read Lori's full bio here