A more equitable, exploitation-free world? Let’s celebrate that!


Join us on January 11, 2022 for "Celebrating a More Equitable World," the second annual World Without Exploitation Virtual Gala.

Join us on January 11, 2022 for "Celebrating a More Equitable World," the second annual World Without Exploitation Virtual Gala.

Since its inception in 2016, World Without Exploitation has been committed to creating a space where a truly diverse community of activists, advocates, artists, and direct service providers could come together to create a world where no person is bought, sold, or exploited.

Today, five years into the life of our national coalition – and in partnership with our 200+ member groups – we’ve created more change in more ways than we ever thought possible. It’s time to celebrate that!

During “Celebrating a More Equitable World,” World Without Exploitation’s second annual Virtual Gala, we’ll be lifting up the movement leaders and change creators who are using their uniquely powerful voices to create change. The gala will be emceed by actress Reshma Shetty, a longstanding movement ally, and will feature a musical performance by singer-songwriter Chelsea Cutler, whose Late Show With Stephen Colbert performance is a must-see. In addition, we’ll showcase staged readings of a new works by playwright Katie Cappiello and the creative ensemble at The Voices and Faces Project.

Best of all, we’ll be honoring Audrey Morrissey, the Co-Director of My Life My Choice, a program of the Justice Resource Institute; Mary Mazzio, the visionary filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary “I Am Jane Doe,” which is a powerful indictment of the online sex trade; and Matthew Kodsi, a co-founder of the World Without Exploitation Youth Coalition and a next generation movement leader.

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Go ahead, get inspired. Meet our honorees.

Event Co-chairs: Danielle Shapiro-Lazarus, Debbie Katz Shapiro, Pamela and Peter Takiff

Emcee: Reshma Shetty

Presenters: Brittany Adebumola, Ted Bunch, Katie Cappiello, Vednita Carter, Chelsea Cutler, Esperanza Fonseca, Rachel Foster, Lisa Goldblatt Grace, Lauren Hersh, Jaden Jordan, Aimee Noffsinger, Anne K. Ream

Event Honorees:

Igniting Change award: Matthew Kodsi

Inspiring a Better World award: Mary Mazzio

Guiding Light award: Audrey Morrissey

Meet our honorees and presenters

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Celebrating a More Equitable World

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 pm EST.

Celebrating a More Equitable World

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 pm EST.

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Host Committee

Chelsea & Lynn Abramowitz

Marilyn Adler

Sonal & Sunil Aggarwal

Meredith & Robert Bollman

Molly & Maxwell Bryer

Catie Connolly & Michael Rosenthal

Laura Edidin

Alison & Brian Elworthy

Shari & Brandon Falchiere

Stephanie & Michael Ferdman

Rachel Foster & Alain Kodsi

Rachel & David Gaspar

Doreen & Todd Gelfand

Demetris Giannoulias

Jillian & Sam Herschkowitz

Felicia Ingram

Ashley Judd

Ravi Kantha

Elizabeth "Liddy" Karter

Jasmine & Emad Khalil

Danielle & Michael Lazarus

Teá Leoni

Rebecca & Patrick McCullough

Alexi & Seth Meyers

Jeff Miller

Danielle Moss

Caroline & Richard Peterson

Stephanie & Lance Reddick

Elizabeth & Michale Ross

Mercedes Ruehl

Dana Safran & David Miller

Gabrielle & Lee Schwartz

Debbie Katz Shapiro & Leon Shapiro

Reshma Shetty & Deep Katdare

William Silverman

Kate & Michael Sloan

Lauren Thayler & Bill Null

Greg J. Wallace

Kevin Wolpert

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Questions?

Please email debbie@worldwithoutexploitation.org

Questions?

Please email debbie@worldwithoutexploitation.org