Mosaic’s Sixth Annual Gala to Benefit Mosaic Family Services’ Efforts to Combat Human Rights Abuses Honors Libby Spears

Libby Spears, photo with permission of Mosaic Family Services.

Libby Spears, photo with permission of Mosaic Family Services.

The Mosaic Gala is an annual event to raise awareness of human rights abuses in our communities and to honor individuals working to address them. The Champion of Human Rights Award is given to recognize the extraordinary dedication of individuals who strive to ensure the protection of the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled. Mosaic is proud to announce this years recipient is Libby Spears.

In 2001, Libby Spears gained firsthand knowledge of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Her undertakings in South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines led her to create Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America, the film that uncovered sex trafficking among children. Executive produced by George Clooney, Lauren Embrey and many others, Playground exposes the pervasiveness of trafficking in the United States. The film premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and has been screened around the world, including numerous times on Capitol Hill. Libby has also spearheaded several Congressional hearings on child sex trafficking that lead to the introduction of the first piece of federal legislation dealing with domestic minors of sex trafficking.

This event is limited to 300 guests and will sell out quickly.  Guests will enjoy dinner prepared by Stock & Barrel, cocktails, a casino, a silent auction, a raffle drawing and live music by DJ Andy Austin.

Mosaic is a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses, including human trafficking and domestic violence. Mosaic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers free shelter, legal representation, counseling and support services to clients in more than 25 languages. Since it was founded in 1993, Mosaic has impacted more than 70,000 lives and has transformed North Texas into a community of hope. Mosaic’s Anti-Trafficking Program was the first anti-trafficking program in Texas, and Mosaic House was the region’s first emergency housing designed to serve both abused and trafficked women and children. Mosaic collaborates with local and federal law enforcement to ensure that identified survivors of trafficking are connected to the services they need to rebuild their lives. Mosaic has served nearly 450 trafficking victims and their families since its inception.

When:  Friday, October 16, 2015   7 pm-11pm

Where:    3015 at Trinity Groves

3015 Gulden Lane

Dallas, TX 75212

Cost: Individual tickets: $150