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American Airways and Dr. Monique W. Morris will probably be acknowledged on October 8th on the annual luncheon

By Elizabeth Lenart | Contributor

American Airways and Dr. Monique W. Morris have been introduced because the 2021 ProtectHER Award recipients on the New Buddies New Life Annual Luncheon Launch Occasion, hosted by New Buddies New Life on September 22. The award recipients will probably be honored on the annual New Buddies New Life luncheon, that includes a digital dialog with Lupita Nyong’o on October 8, 11:30 a.m., on the OMNI Dallas Resort. 

NFNL CEO Bianca Davis, Luncheon Honorary Chairs Charlie and Tonya McKinney, Luncheon Co-Chairs Trina Terrell-Andrews and Jan Osborn.

American Airways will probably be honored as a ProtectHER Award recipient for its dedication, in partnership with Jones Day, to serving to take away the limitations of a prison report obtained as a direct results of trafficking and exploitation partnership within the combat in opposition to human trafficking and baby exploitation. In 2020 American started a partnership with NFNL, aiming to lift consciousness of human trafficking and assist the wants of victims and survivors within the Dallas-Fort Value space. Moreover, their authorized group launched a brand new professional bono program to allow members of the group to volunteer to supply free authorized providers to individuals in want. In partnership with attorneys at Jones Day, American participated in an initiative led by the Dallas County District Legal professional’s Workplace, offering authorized assist to Dallas-area residents ― together with human trafficking survivors ― who have been certified to have offenses expunged. Expunging the data of those victims opens the door to a contemporary begin together with higher employment and housing in addition to schooling.

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Pat Schenkel, Gail Turner

Dr. Monique W. Morris, Ed.D., an award-winning creator and social justice scholar with three a long time of expertise within the areas of schooling, civil rights, juvenile and social justice, will probably be acknowledged as a ProtectHER award recipient for her work educating the group on the disparities going through women of colour –a demographic that’s disproportionately trafficked and exploited. Dr. Morris is president and CEO of Grantmakers for Women of Shade, dedicated to constructing a world during which all women and gender-expansive youth of colour are wholesome, protected and thriving and totally empowered to dream and form their desired actuality on their phrases. Her enlightening guide and documentary, PUSHOUT, has demonstrated how the criminalization of Black women in colleges pushes women out into the streets into trauma and violence. Her work has been profiled by MSNBC, CSPAN2, The Washington Put up, The New York Instances, NPR, and PBS, amongst different nationwide and native print, radio, and tv media. 

“This 12 months’s ProtectHER Award recipients are doing life-changing, impactful work, crucial to our mission to enhance the lives of trafficked and exploited ladies and women who want our voice.”

Bianca Davis, CEO, New Buddies New Life

“Along with their in depth coaching program figuring out and stopping traffickers, American Airways is giving our members a brand new begin on life by offering pro-bono authorized providers to expunge their data. Dr. Monique W. Morris is offering a transformative voice for younger women of colour impacted by intercourse trafficking. By working collectively, we are able to proceed to safeguard the rights of ladies and women who’re at-risk or have already suffered the trauma of human trafficking,” stated Bianca Davis, CEO of New Buddies New Life.

New Buddies New Life Group: Vanessa Garnica-Baker, Priya Murphy, Bianca Davis, Maggie Fitzgerald, Angelica Bocage

Luncheon Co-Chairs Trina Terrell-Andrews and Jan Osborn joined Honorary Chairs Charlie and Tonya McKinney in producing pleasure in regards to the upcoming luncheon whereas visiting with the 70 attendees all through the night. 

“We’re so happy to have Tonya and Charlie as this 12 months’s honorary chairs,” stated Bianca Davis, CEO, New Buddies New Life. “For a few years they’ve demonstrated an unbelievable dedication to the youth of this group, finally serving to them discover confidence, make good choices, and alter the trajectory of their futures – an ideal complement to the objectives of our applications at New Buddies New Life.”

Launch social gathering friends, together with Robin Bagwell, Brad Cheves, Kimberly Clifton, Ashlee and Chris Kleinert, Jane Rose, Pat Schenkel, Beth Thoele, and Gail Turner, loved gourmand grilled cheese sandwiches from Ruthie’s Rolling Café, ice cream from Baldo’s, and wine courtesy of STARPOWER

Kathleen Dooly, Shelby Igaz, Yolanda Scott

Excursions of New Buddies New Life have been offered all through the night. Visitors additionally had the chance to study extra in regards to the luncheon’s raffle gadgets, together with a “Journey to Your Dream Vacation spot” package deal with 250,000 miles from American Airways; “Deal with You and Yours,” together with contemporary flowers delivered to your house each different month for a 12 months from Backyard Gate; an Isabella Guillien portrait; and $2,000 from Eiseman Jewels; and “Tasty Connoisseur Gathering,” a two-hour grilled cheese social gathering for 50 individuals hosted by Ruthie’s Rolling Café meals truck.

 Sheryl Lilly Pidgeon, NFNL Hospitality Chair (and GLF Journal Writer) with Luncheon Raffle Chair Beth Thoele

NFNL CEO Bianca Davis acknowledged sponsors, host committee, workers, board, and co-chairs, the ProtectHER Award recipients and launched Luncheon Co-Chair Jan Osborn, who has been concerned with NFNL for greater than 20 years and shared her private story of the early days of the nonprofit. 

Luncheon media sponsors are The Dallas Morning Information, PaperCity, and NBC 5. Further sponsors embrace Nancy and Rand Finest, Ashlee and Chris Kleinert, Highlands Residential Mortgage (Empress Sponsors), Tracey Nash-Huntley and David Huntley, Tonya and Charlie McKinney, Pat and Pete Schenkel/Gail and Dr. R. Gerald Turner; and Beth and Chuck Thoele (Peacock Sponsors).

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Chris Kleinert, Robin Bagwell, Pat Schenkel,
Brad Cheves

“Texas ranks second within the highest variety of trafficking victims within the nation, and the Dallas-Fort Value space has the second-highest variety of victims within the state,” added Davis. “When organizations and people corresponding to these be part of the combat in opposition to intercourse trafficking, it fortifies our capability to empower survivors, maintain traffickers and consumers accountable and forestall this $99 million crime from thriving in our group. We congratulate every of this 12 months’s recipients on a job properly performed and respect their ongoing dedication to make a distinction.”

Underwriting sponsorship alternatives start at $2,500, and particular person tickets can be found for $250. A restricted variety of digital access-only tickets might be bought for $100. To order your sponsorship or seats, please go to or contact Senior Improvement Director Priya Murphy at 214-217-8652.

About New Buddies New Life: 
Based in Dallas, Texas, in 1998, New Buddies New Life (NFNL) restores and empowers trafficked and sexually exploited teen women, ladies and their youngsters, and drives consciousness of the problem and its prevalence. By offering entry to schooling, job coaching, interim monetary help, psychological well being, and religious assist, New Buddies New Life helps ladies and their youngsters overcome backgrounds of abuse, dependancy, poverty, and restricted alternatives. In 2020, NFNL served 330 members (shoppers). NFNL additionally educates the group and works to eradicate the epidemic of human trafficking by means of advocacy, legislative reform and strategic partnerships that tackle systemic causes. In 2018, NFNL opened a drop-in Youth Useful resource Heart (YRC) in partnership with the Workplace of the Governor to serve trafficked and high-risk teen women. Greater than 100 women visited the YRC throughout its first 12 months. In 2015, NFNL organized its Males’s Advocacy Group to have interaction males within the combat in opposition to intercourse trafficking and exploitation. For extra data, go to

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