Medford, Ore.– Stories of survival filled the room this morning at a breakfast event benefiting sex trafficking awareness.
The event sponsored by Rotary, United Way of Jackson County and Women Living Leadership Council introduced the “More Than a Survivor” photo exhibit.
Each photo features a women who was a sex trafficking victim. Speaker and Rogue Valley resident Rebecca Bender was a victim herself.
“The truth is we have had human trafficking victims go through this county,” explains Bender. “Probably under a dozen in the last two years. ”
The photos will be on display at four Rogue Valley locations, with the first beginning January 16th at 6pm at the SOU Stevenson Union.
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NBC5 News at Sunrise anchor Taelor Rian was born near Los Angeles, California but spent most of her childhood in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a Journalism degree from Biola University in La Mirada, California.
Before joining the NBC5 News team, she was an anchor and reporter for JUCEtv, an international faith based entertainment network. There she had the opportunity to interview some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Morgan Freeman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ashley Judd, Rosario Dawson and Emma Watson. Before that she was a reporter for KAUZ in Wichita Falls, TX. Taelor also interned at KABC and Fox 11 in Los Angeles.
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