Evelyn Chumbow, BS
Evelyn Chumbow is a survivor of child labor trafficking turned anti-trafficking activist and public speaker. Evelyn has focused her life’s work on ending modern-day slavery, a crime impacting some 35 million victims globally. Evelyn was transported to the United States from Cameroon at the age of nine and forced to cook, clean, and care for her trafficker’s children. Evelyn was not paid and was beaten regularly. For seven years, she lived in constant fear, working day and night. She was prevented from contacting her family, attending school, and enjoying things that many children take for granted. After years of captivity, she finally escaped, and her trafficker was sentenced to 17 years in prison. Evelyn hopes to leverage her perspective as a former child slave to end human trafficking in her hometown, in West Africa, and in the rest of the world.Evelyn is invited to provide expertise and insight to numerous nongovernmental organizations and government agencies around the world. She serves as an ambassador for the ICE Foundation’s Granting Courage Initiative, which assists survivors of human trafficking, and was the first recipient of its annual scholarship. In 2015 Evelyn graduated with a bachelor of science in homeland security from Maryland University College. In that same year, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Today, Evelyn works at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie LLP in Washington, DC.
I use my personal experience as survivor of modern day slavery to educate others. The keys to success and productivity are already in our pocket. You just need someone to show you the lock and encourage you to open the door. To educate you on the issue of modern day slavery.
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