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Celebrating Impact With World Without Exploitation

Creating impact all across the country means only one thing — it's time to celebrate!

Creating impact all across the country means only one thing — it's time to celebrate!

Join us for “Celebrating Impact,” the third annual World Without Exploitation Virtual Gala on April 20th, 2023 at 7pm EST.

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

During Celebrating Impact,” we’ll be lifting up the movement leaders and change creators who are using their uniquely powerful voices to have impact. The Gala will be emceed by actress Reshma Shetty, a longstanding movement ally, and will feature a musical performance by singer, guitarist & songwriter Darius Rucker.

Best of all, we’ll be honoring three exceptional leaders: Melanie Thompson, a fierce survivor and the Outreach & Advocacy Coordinator for Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW); the inspirational Ashley Judd, actor and activist; and the extraordinary Rachel Foster, President, Heights Advisors and Founding Co-Chair, World Without Exploitation.

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Go ahead, get inspired. Meet our honorees.

Go ahead, get inspired. Meet our Honorees

Event Honorees: 

Melanie Thompson – Guiding Light award

Ashley Judd – Lifetime Igniting Impact award

Rachel Foster – Inspiring a Better World award

Emcee: Reshma Shetty

‍Presenters: Taina Bien-Aimé, Audrey Morrissey, Ruchira Gupta




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Celebrating Impact

April 20th, 2023 at 7pm EST

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Celebrating Impact

April 20th, 2023 at 7pm EST


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Host Committee

Chelsea & Lynn Abramowitz

Marilyn Adler

Sonal & Sunil Aggarwal

Meredith & Robert Bollman

Laura & John Broderick

Molly & Maxwell Bryer

Lori Cohen & Christopher Rothko

Catie Connolly &

Dr. Michael Rosenthal

Elizabeth Corsini

Liz & John Doman

Laura Edidin

Alison & Brian Elworthy

Brandon & Shari Falchiere

Joshua Foster

Rachel Foster & Alain Kodsi

William Gorin

Wendy Hauser

Jeanette & Joshua Henne

Jillian & Dr. Sam Herschkowitz

Lauren Hersh & Sean Altschul

Eva Hoffman & Ken Cornick

Laura & Andrew Hollod

Ashley Judd

Jasmine & Emad Kahlil

Katie & Ravi Kantha

Liddy Karter

Jennifer Klaus

Julia Pineover Kupiec

Anne & Mark Landman

Téa Leoni

Maggie Lovet & Tim Rotolo


Alexi & Seth Meyers

Ortho Nu

Stephen P. Palmese

Julianna & Jonathan Richter

Mercedes Ruehl

Dana Safran & David Miller

Jill & Lael Schultz

Hervé Sedky

Reshma Shetty

Milo Silberstein

Leah & Eric Sills

Mira Sorvino


Laura Sweet

Pamela & Peter Takiff

Libby Tutle & Jay Mann

Shannon & Jonathan Winer

Wally Zimolong

Rebecca & Adam Zipkin

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