WELCOME TO OUR 2ND ANNUAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS FUNDRAISING GALA
This January 31st, 2020 @ 6:30pm at the Ballroom at Bayou place
Joining us for a fun-filled evening gala that includes
• Dinner reception • Fundraiser • Award ceremony • Keynote speaker • Survivor Testimonials • Music entertainment • Raffles
as we raise awareness of human trafficking in Houston and help protect you and your loved ones. Proceeds benefit REAL BEAUTY REAL WOMEN (RBRW) 501(c)(3).
Jan 31, 2020, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
RBRW socially conscious fashionista and renowned expert, advocate, and survivor
Alicia "Kozak" Kozakiewicz is an internationally-acclaimed and highly sought-after motivational speaker, Internet safety expert, author, and actress who has inspired millions through her powerful on-screen and in-person appearances. Passionate and straight-from-the-heart, Alicia motivates her audiences to transcend life’s challenges, pursue their passions, and discover their purpose. Alicia’s extraordinary life story exemplifies the strength of the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity and to deny defeat.
Internet safety expert and founder of The Alicia Project , for the past 17 years she has pioneered insightful Internet safety and sexual exploitation awareness presentations to children and adults. One of the most vocal and outspoken advocates for child safety legislation, Alicia has testified before Congress and works alongside Protect (www.protect.org) to pass Alicia’s Law, her namesake, which provides funding to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force enabling them to rescue endangered children.
Alicia is now taking her advocacy to the next level by joining the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) as the Director of Outreach and Global Impact. As ICMEC's spokesperson, she is using her platform to protect children globally. As a member of ICMEC, Alicia works toward the prevention, response, recovery, and healing of every missing, sexually abused, and exploited child to make certain that no child stands alone.
She has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, Fox & Friends, Good Morning America, Anderson Live, Investigation Discovery (ID), The CW, ABC, BBC, A&E, CNN, MSNBC, and many others, as well as in international publications such as People Magazine and Cosmopolitan.
Jacquelyn Aluotto is a visionary. Labeled "The Socially Conscious Fashionista” and the "Underground Documentarian," her passion is to change the world through media, innovation, and activism. Known as a hybrid producer, creator, director, innovator, and activist, Jacquelyn has dedicated her life’s work to making “giving back glamorous and activism sexy.” She has a gift for merging the entertainment, beauty, and technology world with shelters and non-profits across America that are breaking the cycle of violence, poverty, homelessness, and abuse. This thought leader’s philosophy is that we must sustain these organizations to transform communities in crisis and that standing up to injustices becomes the most fashionable thing in the world.
As a popular show host on RBRW Entertainment and Founding Director of FUBU TV’s Conscious Entertainment division, Jacquelyn is the go-to girl for celebrities, activist, influencers, NGOs, and companies, who seek highly effective socially conscious campaigns and brand awareness on national and international levels. She directed the Award Winning Documentary “Not In My Backyard.” In 2012 NIMBY screened in Washington and received a standing ovation from over 63 delegates representing their countries at "The World's Women Conference Of Shelters.”
This powerhouse has presented at universities, summits, screenings, and conferences. She has received congressional recognition and is the recipient of many awards.
Honors and Awards Highlights:
2018- Survivor Unlock Your Voice Honoree Award, Unlock Your Voice Conference
2018 – The MLK Greatness through Service Award, Community of Faith
2017 – Molding Minds through Media and Innovation Award, World
2017 – Dream It, Do It Award, This Woman’s Work
2017 – Moguls In Media, TWEF
2016 – Women Making A Difference Award, The Buffalo Soldier National
2015 – Bestseller Common Threads Trilogy Global Sisterhood, 100
The B.O.S.S. Network "Influencer" Award
Winnie Mandela Community Service Award
Community Service Award, National Society of Leadership and Success,
New Jersey City University
2010 - Top 10 CEO Women in America
Rotary District 5890 Governor
Gary is married to Janice Gillen, and they have two married daughters and one amazing granddaughter. Gary and Janice own and operate Gillen Pest Control in Richmond.
Gary joined the Rotary Club of Richmond in 2001. He was named Rotarian of the Year by his club in 2003 and elected President in 2010-2011. He was an Assistant Governor from 2013-2016 and was named Assistant Governor of the Year in 2014-2015.
At the Rotary District level he has been a member of the Finance Committee, several All Club Meeting Committees and District Conference Committees. He served on the Rotary Lone Star P.E.T.S. Vision Committee in 2015. Gary and Janice are both Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellows with Gary being a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Paul Harris Society member. Both daughters are also Paul Harris Fellows.
He was appointed by President George W. Bush and reappointed by President Barack Obama to serve a total of 7 years on the Good Neighborhood Environmental Board - the only independent Presidential Advisory Board in the Federal Government. They study health and environmental issues along the US/Mexico border and suggest policies for the President and Congress
FEATURED ARTIST: RICH LOVE SOCIETY
Survivor/ Inspirational Artist
Debuting Song About Overcoming Sex Trafficking & Addiction
MEET OUR MC
Johnny Bravo is from Houston Texas and he has a passion to see people reach their highest potential. This is by fundraising, entertaining and connecting people. Johnny is a Licensed Auctioneer and professional member of The Barnabas Group, National Auctioneers Association (NAA), Texas Auctioneers Association (TAA) and American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA). Johnny Bravo holds the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation from the National Auctioneers Association and is a member of the NAA and Texas Auctioneers Association. He showed absolute commitment and dedication in grade school by graduating with Perfect Attendance from Kindergarten through 12th grade. That is 13 years of never missing a day of school! During that streak of perfection he continued playing drums with his Church’s youth group while recording on many studio albums in the process as a drummer.
Johnny B also known as Johnny Bravo started working in radio, MCing events, modeling and acting around 18 years of age. His radio career started as a labor of free love, he showed up day after day for about 6 months, all for the dream of entertaining. After building relationships with the radio station management he became an employee working part time radio promotions at 104.1 KRBE . A month later he received a promotion then Johnny Bravo took over a department at the radio station and then his big opportunity was availed. Johnny became a member of the Sam Malone and Maria Todd morning show on 104.1 KRBE!
Now Johnny Bravo has traveled around the United States and beyond MCing events by being an energetic and engaging boxing ring announcer, former beauty pageant MC and more. Johnny has been the ring announcer for Golden Boy Boxing Live on HBO Championship Boxing, Showtime Championship Boxing. He started ring announcing in 2007 with Savarese Promotions for friend and former Heavyweight Boxing Champ “Big” Lou Savarese!
Johnny Bravo also is a Live DJ for clients, he has consulted radio DJ’s, has national Voice Over clients. 10 years later Johnny worked at the same radio company as an on-air talent (DJ) and a director for 104.1 KRBE, ESPN Radio Houston! (Susquehanna Radio sold to Cumulus Media). In April 2017 Johnny B retired with 89.3 KSBJ and NGENradio as an On-Air talent and Outreach Manager to focus on growing his company.
Empower. Stand. Serve. Impact
E.S.S.I. consists of a group of individuals, many of whom are Rotarians, passionate about making a difference in the community. We believe that our community would be a better place if every individual, business, and organization embraces and addresses a cause that ultimately results in improving the community.
The objective in initiating an annual E.S.S.I. event is to Empower people to embrace a worthy cause, encourage them to Stand for their belief in that cause, Serve through various avenues and resources, and positively Impact the community in so doing. This year’s event will help raise awareness about sex and labor trafficking in Houston.
All proceeds from this year's event will go to RBRW (Real Beauty Real Women) Foundation, a 501(c)(3), whose mission is to break the cycle of violence, poverty, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking.
Real Beauty Real Women Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence, poverty, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. We serve and advocate for victims and families in crisis by changing legislation and providing wrap around services to victims and families in crisis. We work alongside law enforcement to advocate for the victims.
Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Victims are young children, teenagers, men and women, U.S. citizens and foreign immigrants. They are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor.
DONORS AND SUPPORTERS: THANK YOU!
Anika Jackson/ Social Grace Social Club
Antonio Tone Martinez
Best Bet Roofing
Bishop James Dixon, II, The Community Of Faith Church
Charlie Horse Photos
Chicks On Sticks
Grab The Mic Productions
Houston Hemporium & Roki Design
Johna M. Stallings
Johnny Bravo Entertainment
Kristine Klavers And Friends
Lca Houston International Society Magazine
Purple Apple Photography
Real Beauty Real Women (RBRW)
Rich Love Society
Rotary Club Of West U
Rotary District 5890
Rotary District 5890 Task Force On Ending Human Trafficking
Ticket $25, or 5 for $100
EXCLUSIVE GOLF PACKAGE
for 4, donated by Blackhorse Golf Club valued at $650
EVER GOLD PENDANT NECKLACE
In Black Opaque Glass, donated by Kendra Scott, valued at $75
COMPOSITE RECYCLED SUSTAINABLE GARDEN KIT
Raised bed in a bright vibrant color, your choice of yellow or green. 3 x 3 x 1, donated by Urban Organics, valued at $325
Box of assorted chocolates and cookies, donated by Essi Kwabi, valued at $75
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN HEELS
Gently loved- original neiman marcus box, alta perla red bottom heels black with silver crystal embellishments, size 41, donated by Mia Wright of Fountain Of Praise Church, valued at $400
2 (10x10 area) contouring sessions, Donated by Nurse Terry RN tx, valued at $1200
TINA ZULU KIMONO, Vintage Kimonos Re-imagined, Couture orange/gold tan chinese traditional wrap, donated by Tina Zulu valued at $800
AUTHENTIC CHANEL MIDI DRESS
Gently loved size 39 blue/white/pink, front tie, short sleeve, donated by Socially Conscious Fashionista, valued at $300
TREE OF LIFE
Crafted by Haiti fair trade artists repurposed from metal 55 gallon drum, 23” diameter. Donated by Audrey Reed, valued at $100