GALA THE WAY OUT
See the upcoming Gala along with past ones and together ...
« Let's give them back their dignity ! »
November 2 2019 @ 6PM
You are warmly invited to attend the third edition of The Way Out Gala !
Several artists and personalities will be in the spotlight and guests will enjoy a festive atmosphere enhanced by a cocktail and a gourmet meal.
« Your involvement really makes a difference in a person's life »
The funds raised will be used to provide help and support, to develop a housing resource so that sex trafficking victims can undertake steps towards social reintegration.
This support system primarily aims to equip the participant to discover and re-establish their sense of autonomy, a mindset and lifestyle change that leads to personal freedom to develop life skills.
Secondly, this support system aims to help establish a healthy community network founded on family and societal values. Our program is dedicated to young women aged 18-35, as this age group is the most targeted.
Salle de Réception Le Crystal
5285 Boul Henri-Bourassa Ouest
WHEN ? November 2, 2019 @ 6PM
Most of the guests come from business, the arts, politics and the general Montreal population.
We are looking for volunteers and ambassadors to help us with our activities. If you wish, we invite you to contact us.
Animation : Maylissa Luby is looking forward to be your host throughout the evening. You'll be able to hear what it is like to be on the front line as she is helping women on a daily basis: Helping them to reintegrate into society through the developing of skills and change of lifestyle, allowing these victims to regain their autonomy and freedom. Maylissa is part of The Way Out, just like you are when you have decided to support us and the women that have suffered the evil of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Bonus! You will also be the witness of an interactive and engaging animation consisting in the projection of 4 English-speaking teasers premiered at the 2019 fundraising Gala! Dustin Luby, the producer, will be present and available to discuss with you and have a great time. Make sure to spend some time with him!
The teasers are preparing the way for something BIG!
La Sortie is really excited by its coming production of a report that will be out in Autumn 2019 and available to the Montreal public / media and then to a broadcaster. It will relate a story focusing on the daily reality of women wishing to leave the sex industry and further document the context and environment in which they evolve to reintegrate into society. This project aims to highlight the factors that undermine the achievement of their autonomy, the lack of specific intervention resources, challenges faced by caregivers to accompany survivors and factors precipitate their return to the sex industry. This French-language report will be shown in cinemas.
Invitée d’honneur : Marlyne Nayokah Aflack (lien) was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1978. In 1996-1997 she was first known in Quebec as a VJ on Musique Plus, and now goes by the name of Marlyne Barrett and is a well-known actress on American TV. Barrett acted in The Wire, Law & Order and Gossip Girl. After starting her career on stage and television, she acquired the leading role as Jasmine LeJeune in the romantic comedy Love, Sex and Eating the Bones (2003). Since 2015, Barrett has appeared as Nurse Maggie Lockwood in the NBC medical drama series Chicago Med. Originally cast as recurring, she was promoted to series regular during the first season.
Discussing about the prevalence of sex trafficking here in Canada and explaining that the population needs to be more aware of this fact. Extract from an interview on Breakfast Television :
« I think people are a little confused what the true process is when a person is taken (into sex trafficking), ANYONE can be taken. And anyone is a (potential target) victim of sex trafficking and I start by saying that because everyone is a daughter or a son of someone and until it involves you, sometime you don’t realize that. “I know nothing about this”. » (text in parenthesis and bold emphasis added)
Musical performance : Come celebrate and dance to the rhythms of the DJ from XO Events (link). Founded by the Sciortino Brothers 20 years ago, XO Events started out as a local Montreal deejay company and has now grown into Canada’s premier boutique Event Planning, Staging, Deejay and Audio/Visual
Awarded the Best in Canada 2010 by KA magazine, XO continues to raise the bar year after year over delivering and creating an experience that our clients and their guests will never forget.
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