You are warmly invited to the fourth edition of The Way Out’s Gala. Guests will enjoy a lively atmosphere with cocktails and a fine-dining experience with talented entertainment.
The funds raised will be used to provide help and support, to develop a housing resource so that sex trafficking victims can undertake steps towards social reintegration. This support system primarily aims to equip the participant to discover and re-establish their sense of autonomy, a mindset and lifestyle change that leads to personal freedom to develop life skills.
Secondly, this support system aims to help establish a healthy community network founded on family and societal values. Our program is dedicated to young women aged 18-35, as this age group is the most targeted.
More details coming soon!
Animation : Maylissa Luby, social worker, is looking forward to be your host throughout the evening. You'll be able to hear what it is like to be on the front line as she is helping women on a daily basis: Helping them to reintegrate into society and through the developing of skills and change of lifestyle, allowing these victims to regain their autonomy and freedom. Maylissa is part of The Way Out, just like you are when you have decided to support us and the women that have suffered the evil of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Bonus! You will also be the witness of an interactive and engaging animation consisting in the projection of 4 English-speaking teasers premiered at the 2019 fundraising Gala! Dustin Luby, the producer, will be present and available to discuss with you and have a great time. Make sure to spend some time with him!
The teasers are preparing the way for something BIG!
La Sortie is really excited by its coming production of a report that will be out in Autumn 2019 and available to the Montreal public / media and broadcaster. The French-language report will be shown in cinemas.
Guest of honour : Marlyne Nayokah Aflack (lien) was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1978. In 1996-1997 she was first known in Quebec as a VJ on Musique Plus, and now goes by the name of Marlyne Barrett and is a well-known actress on American TV. Since 2015, Barrett has appeared as Nurse Maggie Lockwood in the NBC medical drama series Chicago Med. Originally cast as recurring, she was promoted to series regular during the first season.
Discussing about the prevalence of sex trafficking here in Canada and explaining the need to increase the awareness. Extract from an interview on Breakfast Television:
«I think people are a little confused what the true process is when a person is taken (into sex trafficking), ANYONE can be taken. And anyone is a (potential target) victim of sex trafficking and I start by saying that because everyone is a daughter or a son of someone and until it involves you, sometime you don’t realizethat. “I know nothing about this”.» (text in parenthesis and bold emphasis added)
Musical performance : Come celebrate and dance to the rhythms of the DJ from XO Events (link).
Awarded the Best in Canada 2010 by KA magazine, XO offers an experience that our clients and their guests will never forget.