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Still I Rise

We hope you can join us at this year’s Still I Rise event to stand up against human trafficking. This year The Salvation Army New York in collaboration with Not on My Watch and the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) will host two days of education, training, and worship.

Who should attend? Law Enforcement, prosecutors, attorneys, social service providers, communities of faith and general public. There will be a time and location for everyone throughout Friday and Saturday September 20-21st .

Three events in two days.

  • Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking
    Friday 9.20.2019 | 12:30pm-4:00 pm
  • Dare to Care: A Survivor-Led Summit
    Saturday 9.21.2019 | 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Pray for Freedom
    Saturday 9.21.2019 | 6:00pm-8:30pm

Volunteer Opportunity – Friday 6pm-930pm 9/20/19

Join Pearl Essence Outreach. Pearl Essence is an outreach effort focusing on illicit massage parlors and strip clubs. To learn more visit:, to sign up, click on register.

The Events

Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking

Friday 9.20.2019
12:30pm-4:00 pm

Topics: Medical, Reaching Vulnerable Populations, and Law Enforcement, Technology and Partnership

Location: The Salvation Army
International Social Justice Center (ISJC)
221 E 52nd St
New York, NY 10022

Engaging the Medical community, reaching vulnerable populations with a focus on foreign nationals, and law enforcement, technology and collaboration.

(FREE-space is limited make sure to register)!

Dare to Care: A Survivor-Led Summit

Saturday 9.21.2019

Information: 6th annual national conference “Dare to Care: A Survivor-Led Summit” in partnership with The Salvation Army

Location: The Salvation Army
Mumford Hall
120 W 14th Street
New York, NY 10011

Not on My Watch 6th Annual National Conference in collaboration with The Salvation Army.

(FREE-space is limited make sure to register)!

Pray for Freedom

Saturday 9.21.2019

Featuring Music by Unbound and Brooklyn Christian Cultural Center hosted by The Salvation Army, FAAST, and Not on my Watch

Location: The Salvation Army
Centennial Memorial Temple
120 W 14th Street
New York, NY 10011

A collective night of prayer and worship at the Salvation Army Centennial Memorial Temple featuring music by Unbound, Brooklyn Christian Cultural Center youth choir, and dance by Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church and much more. Everyone is welcome!

(FREE-Please Register)

Confirmed Speakers

Yvonne Chen

Yvonne Chen serves as the Supervising Program Manager for Sanctuary for Families’ Anti-Trafficking Initiative, one of the nation’s leading service providers for immigrant victims and survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence. Ms. Chen brings a unique perspective having been a live-in coordinator for a residential program for those who have experienced sex trafficking. Ms. Chen is a fluent Mandarin speaker and manages outreach services to help identify victims and survivors of trafficking. She has also been doing community outreach in massage parlors in order to build relationships with the workers. Ms. Chen provides direct outreach services to vulnerable communities, trains and educates people who may come in contact with potential victims, and spreads public awareness about the issue of human trafficking. Prior to coming to Sanctuary, Ms. Chen worked as a Grants Program Analyst at a fund and has experience working with different refugee populations in the States and South Africa.

Jennifer Foy

World Relief

Brian G. Gander

Special Agent Brian G. Gander, Criminal Division, New York Field Office Brian G. Gander entered on duty with the FBI in 2002.  He was assigned to the money laundering with potential for terrorism squad at the New York Office (NYO), where he conducted investigations focusing on money laundering as it pertained to individuals from high-interest countries.  In approximately 2004, Mr. Gander’s squad was converted into a public corruption squad, which, in 2011, also assumed the responsibilities to investigate civil rights and human trafficking investigations.  From 2012 to 2013, in addition to managing his civil rights and human trafficking investigations, Mr. Gander accepted a temporary assignment to assist a transnational organized crime squad based in White Plains, New York.  In 2013, Mr. Gander accepted a position on the newly formed civil rights and foreign corrupt practices act (FCPA) squad.  In late 2015 to the present, Mr. Gander has been on the violent crimes against children/human trafficking squad where he is the coordinator for all human trafficking investigations.  In September 2017, SA Gander’s squad and the NYPD formed the Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. In addition to his regular duties, since 2009, Mr. Gander has served on FBI-NYO’s Evidence Response Team (ERT), during which time Mr. Gander served as a team leader, and participated in several high profile criminal, counterterrorism, and counterintelligence investigations.

Lt. Detective Donna Gavin

Boston Police Department

Susan Liu

Garden of Hope

Chris Muller

Chris Muller is the Director of Training and External Affairs for Restore NYC. Chris spearheads Restore’s strategic partnerships across the anti-trafficking field, and leads trainings to equip partners to better identify and respond to trafficking survivors. Since the fall of 2016, Chris has helped oversee and deliver training or technical assistance to over 200 partner agencies across 20 states. These partnerships include local and federal law enforcement, attorneys, direct service providers, and health care networks.

Anita Ravi

Laura Riso

Victim Specialist FBI, New York



The Salvation Army is honored to partner with FAAST and Not on My Watch and all of the partners that have come together to host two days of training, outreach, discussion and worship. We hope you can join us!

Music Guests

  • UNbound is the Eastern Territory’s Contemporary Worship Band. Unbound exists to create music that unites worshippers, proclaims the truths found in God’s Word, inspire and train Salvationist musicians and focus the cannon of music produced by The Salvation Army.
  • Brooklyn Christian Cultural Center (CCC) Youth Choir – CCC’s mission is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, help spiritual seekers become transformed believers, and demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ to the world, through humanitarian works and social engagement.
  • Dance by Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church – A Place Where People Encounter God





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