Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The First Standing Ovation at LCWR

Carrie and Kim being congratulated by Mercy Sister Mary Washkoviak
On the first night of the LCWR, the only standing ovation went to Nix Conference and Meeting Management as they announced their exciting and innovative new plans to combat human sex trafficking.  Kimberly Ritter, Senior Account Manager recounted for the group the journey that Nix has been on since they were first made aware of the size of the problem in the US and the world.  Nix worked with the Sisters of St Joseph to encourage the Millennium Hotel to sign the ECPAT code of conduct, then Nix worked with ECPAT to develop a code for meeting planners.

Tonight, Molly Hackett, the owner of Nix  announced the launch of Exchange Initiative, Real Resources to End Sex Trafficking.  This newly formed organization by Nix Conference and Meeting Management will empower real resources to help end sex trafficking. They will promote awareness and global understanding of the trafficking problem, while facilitating cooperation and initiating action at the local level.

Molly Hackett, one of the owners of Nix
 after delivering the announcement of the Exchange Initiative.
Their new brochure states it well. " Given our passion about this critical social issue and experience within the travel and tourism industry, we believe formalizing an organization to address the topic to be a natural fit for Nix.... We stand firm in our commitment to protect all children and join forces with other stakeholders to put an end to sexual exploitation."

One of the first activities will be a major conference in St Louis in the Spring of 2014, entitled "IGNITE, Sparking Action Against Sex Trafficking which will bring together a broad spectrum of people to engage, educate and empower supporters and stakeholders in the common cause of combating sex trafficking.  You will hear more about this in the coming months.

As you can see, the standing ovation was well deserved.

1 comment:

  1. Well this makes a SUNDAY MORNING MAGNIFICENT!!!