Author Archive | LaTasha Curry

Eudaly Meets With Curry to Learn More About YaYA Resources

LaTasha Curry and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Founder of YaYA Resources, LaTasha Curry, and Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly.

City of Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly met with founder of YaYA (Youth and Young Adult) Resources on May 2, 2017 to learn about the great things LaTasha Curry is doing in the Portland metropolitan area.

At the meeting, they discussed outreach and how YaYA Resources has met the needs of over 300 community members. YaYA serves primarily youth from both the homeless community and youth who are at risk. In addition, YaYA Resources reaches out to high school and middle schools to educate and work at sex trafficking prevention.

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GEMS Survivors of Sex Trafficking Exhibit

LaTasha Curry with Mayor Charlie Hales at GEM's Survivors of Sex Trafficking exhibit

LaTasha Curry and Mayor Charlie Hales

I was happy to be a part of celebrating the survivors of sex trafficking exhibit hosted May 10th at Portland City Hall. GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) put together this event and art exhibit to benefit survivors. Over 20 female survivors created art for this event that included pictures of the women and their stories. These women are now giving back to society in one form or another.

More than a Survivor, More than a Story

This traveling photo exhibit, created by GEMS, in New York City, honors former victims of human trafficking who are now survivors and leaders. It celebrates these individuals for their beauty, strength, accomplishments, and a future beyond the trauma and stereotypes of commercial exploitation.

Mayor Charlie Hales spoke at the May 10th event as did Jeri Jimenez, a board member of YaYA Resources.

Come listen to my story

LaTasha Curry with Jeri Jimenez at City Hall in Portland

Jeri Jimenez, a keynote speaker at the GEMS event, with LaTasha Curry.

There is another opportunity to see this art exhibit and hear my story of how I survived, overcame and am leading young women out of an entrapped lifestyle. On May 16th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm I will be part of an open panel speaking and answering questions at Portland State University. Rotary International’s Dana Clark is hosting.  We are honoring the survivors, bringing awareness of sex trafficking, and educating to the public.

Please join us at PSU’s Parson Gallery on Monday, May 16, 2016.

 

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Sex Trafficking Survivor, LaTasha Curry

On April 27th I was interviewed by David Miller, the host of Think Out Loud, OPB’s popular radio program. I appreciate the opportunity to share my story of being a sex trafficking survivor and the work I am doing to help at risk youth in our community.

Please listen to this brief interview to learn more about me, the founder of YaYA Resources, a sex trafficking survivor, and my mission to save our youth from this dangerous lifestyle.

OPB Think Out Loud interview with LaTasha Curry

16-minute audio

How you can help

Thank you for listening. If you feel moved to help support this cause or know of a youth that needs intervention, feel free to contact me through the my website, YaYA Resources – Contact.

YaYA Resources is a registered nonprofit. I work individually with the youth and her or his family helping to heal and restore the family as a whole. Donations are tax deductible. Our tax identification number is 47-5273125. Please donate to using this link, YaYA Resources – Donate.

If you know of an organization or business that would like to be more informed about sex trafficking and how to identify at risk youth or a youth who is involved in sex trafficking, I am available to speak about prevention. I teach awareness of sex trafficking and the warning signs parents, teachers and other concerned adults should look for.

No one and no family is safe from sex trafficking. Every moment counts when a youth is at risk. No one cares that you care until you show them that you care.

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