The silent auction for GIVE VOICE is Sunday, September 15th, 5 PM to 7:30 PM, at monca, 900 Esplanade, Chico, where visitors can directly support the Survivors, the artists, featured in this exhibition. A panel of special guests and professionals within the CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) arena will be there to present key concepts with a 30 minute Q & A.
Every year, Artwork created by survivors-children-girls/boys in major port cities (sex trafficking hubs) are featured and then sold to the community to support the Survivors / Artist(s) who created them.
All sales include a 40% contribution to the monca, remaining proceeds go directly to the Artist / Survivor(s), themselves, for their own entrepreneurial endeavors.
5 PM to 5:30 PM: Greetings, Opening Reception and Refreshments provided by Chef Ann Leon, Owner of Leon Bistro, No Host Bar
5:30 PM to 5:45 PM: Brief Introduction to GIVE VOICE Exhibition & EMPWR ME ART by Kristy Lively, Founder
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM: Silent Auction, Bidding
6:30 PM to 7 PM: Panel Presentation
7 PM to 7:30 PM: Guest Q & A Panel
7:30 PM to 8 PM: Thank You, Closure of Event
About EMPWR ME ART. EMPWR ME ART is a fiscally sponsored non-profit organization devoted to the entrepreneurial spirits of girls and survivors of sex-trafficking. It is their mission to give voice to the entrepreneurial spirits of girls and survivors of sex trafficking and to expose this epidemic of sex-trafficking and human exploitation in every major port city in the US. EMPWR ME ART’s success is centered in offering entrepreneurial and innovative experiences to Survivors, ranging from artistic business models to private sector immersion programs.