Recognizing Heroes Benefit

Morgan Perry
Abolitionist

Morgan Perry is the Executive Producer/Producer of the Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth documentary and campaign. Morgan produced the Sex+Money documentary and in 2011 launched a national campaign, screening the film in all 50 states and Canada. Since the release of the film, Morgan has been interviewed by CNN, NBC, Voice of America, World Magazine, Relevant Magazine, and more. Morgan was also the recipient of a Certificate Of Recognition for her work in combating trafficking from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

 

Holly Austin Smith
Survivor

Holly Austin Smith is a survivor of child trafficking survivor advocate, author & speaker. In November 2011, Holly appeared on the Dr. Oz show and was also featured in the August 2011 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. Holly submitted joint testimony to Congress, in support of the reauthorization of the Trafficked Victims Protection Act (TVPRA). In addition to working as a training consultant for the AMBER Alert Program, Holly is requested on a regular basis to provide testimony and input to law enforcement officials, social service providers, human trafficking task forces, and journalists. Most recently, Holly was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Trafficking in Persons Symposium in Salt Lake City, UT, an event hosted by the United States Department of Justice.

 

Arlene Irion
Advocate

Arlene Irion is the Director of National Initiatives of F.A.C.T. Alliance and their “Let’s Respond” campaign to fight against child trafficking in America. Arlene has been involved in local and federal law enforcement for the past 13 years.  Her expertise is related to commercial sexual exploitation of children.  She was the recipient of the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence and The Attorney General’s Award, the highest honors bestowed by the Department of Justice, for her exceptional performance and notable accomplishments in establishing a dynamic, multi-county task force in Southern California that is dedicated to rescuing minor victims from commercial sexual exploitation and prosecution of their perpetrators. Arlene served on the advisory committee for the film documentary “Sex+Money; A National Search for Human Worth.”  She has a passion for righteousness and justice and a tender heart towards the innocent children who have been sexually exploited and victimized.

 

Ben Decker
Philanthropist

Ben Decker is a publicist, event planner, promoter and entrepreneur. He has been involved in events associated with the Golden Globe Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards and more. Ben specializes in producing and publicizing concerts, fashion shows and charity events. Ben has been a part of fundraising events for Unlikely Heroes, Toys for Tots, Susan G. Komen foundation, Benson Breast Cancer Foundation, Children of the Night, SPCALA, The American Red Cross, Falling Whistles, Love Cures Cancer, Total Family Support Clinic and more. Ben is an active member of the community, often finding new projects to participate in, volunteer for, and support. A former actor, he has appeared on multiple TV shows and film, and most recently, reality TV featuring his work in public relations.

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