Demi Lovato, Caprise Arreola help raise awareness to combat Human Trafficking
Each year the Redlight Traffic’s Inaugural Dignity Gala takes place to help raise awareness and fund the support needed to combat Human Trafficking. The charity dinner attracts some of Hollywood’s top entertainment professionals, who put their support behind ending the terrible crime.
“Slavery ended in the United States in 1863, yet we still hear stories of men, women and children freed from the horror of slavery. Too often the lure was a new life of opportunity. Instead, these people are forced to work in a sweat shop for no money and barely anything to eat or worse, into a life of prostitution,” discloses Caprise Arreola, a Talent Executive with over 15 years of experience with events such as the Academy Awards, the Oscars, the Daytime Emmys, and the Primetime Emmys.
“I believe everyone should stand and be counted as being against human trafficking in all its forms. Although movies such as ‘Taken’ shed light on the subject, 99.99% of the time there is no happy ending. Much more can be done by the entertainment industry to shine a light on the plight of modern slavery and bring to justice those who traffic in human lives.
Arreola declares, “I’m proud to be among the first members of the Hollywood community to be associated with Redlight Traffic and urge my friends and colleagues to join in the fight against human trafficking.”
Caprise Arreola has been a supporter, valued advisor, and team member of Redlight Traffic and The Dignity Gala from its inception. Now, with her help, Redlight Traffic is taking their vision of a world without slavery to the rest of Hollywood and the nation.
During the Gala, Redlight Traffic will reveal the state of human trafficking in the U.S. and unveil a new smartphone app, aimed to help members of the public identify victims of trafficking. More information about the program can be found on the event page.
Daniel and Madelyn Catullo of The City Drive Entertainment Group learned last week of The Dignity Gala and immediately felt compelled to jump in and help. They are sending four cameras to film the event, record interviews, and create PSAs.
“We couldn’t be more honored to help out the Redlight Traffic team. What they are doing is extremely important, and they are one step ahead of others with both a passionate group of volunteers and innovative technology,” says Dan, “We look forward to many years of supporting this wonderful team of dedicated individuals and helping them end human sex trafficking.”
Also supporting the Gala are headliner Demi Lovato and Celebrity Ambassadors Angie Everhart, Masiela Lusha, and Willie Gault. The Dignity Gala will take place Friday, October 18, at The Beverly Hilton. Limited tables and seats are still available, and reservations can be made using The Dignity Gala ticketing site.
Donations can be made online at RedlightTraffic.org.