CAST and Jada Pinkett-Smith takes Top Story on ET for Modern Day Slavery

Jada Pinkett-Smith was the honorary host of The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)’s 15th Annual From Slavery to Freedom event Thursday night, where the long-time advocate for victims of human trafficking shared her thoughts on the story that has dominated media headlines this week — the rescue of kidnap victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight in Cleveland,¬†Ohio.

Human trafficking is still a serious problem in the United States — there are at least 18,000 people who are trafficked into the U.S. every year, with Los Angeles¬†serving as one of the top three points of entry. All proceeds raised from the May 9 event will help fund CAST programs and services that provide human trafficking survivors with 24-hour access to safety and trauma-informed care that helps them rebuild their lives.

According to Pinkett-Smith, it was actually her daughter Willow who got her involved with the cause.

QLE-PR Partner Mariesha Richard with Jada Pinkett-Smith at CAST 15th Gala

QLE-PR CEO Monica Busby and QLE-PR Partner Mariesha Richard working hard and playing hard!

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