Zeke Fortenberry (JD '07) and Bill Minick (JD '85) Host Event to Fight Sex Trafficking in Dallas
Pepperdine Caruso Law alumni Zeke Fortenberry (JD '07) and Bill Minick (JD '85) co-chaired the third annual Men's Breakfast in Dallas, hosted by the Men's Advocacy Group of New Friends New Life. The annual event is attended by men from all backgrounds (business, civic leadership, sports, and clergy), who come together for networking and conversation around how men can join the fight against sex trafficking in the Dallas community. This year, the event premiered online due to social distancing precautions. The virtual Men's Breakfast raised critical funds for the women and girls of New Friends New Life. The event took place on July 27, with guest speaker, former MLB player and anti-trafficking advocate, Adam LaRoche.
The Men's Advocacy Group, an auxiliary of New Friends New Life, mobilizes men to take action against sex trafficking and exploitation by raising awareness through advocacy, education, and volunteerism. New Friends New Life works to support and restore victims of trafficking. The first annual Men's Breakfast launched in 2018 to cultivate and ignite candid dialogue with the purpose of unleashing the reality of human trafficking while also offering ways in which men and boys can join this fight.
Additional information on the event may be found here
The event was also featured in a Dallas NBC news story, which may be found here