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Daughter of Famed Collector Fights Human Slavery With Auction

Illicit Massage Parlors Targeted

BY // 07.06.18
photography Michael Ramos

What: Children at Risk’s Cocktail Kickoff for “The Art of Stopping Human Slavery”

Where: The home of Curry Glassell

PC Moment: A somber theme could not overwhelm the spirited mingling at the champagne cocktail kickoff party for Children At Risk’s forthcoming “The Art of Stopping Human Slavery” art auction. Philanthropist Curry Glassell – her late father was famed collector Alfred Glassell Jr. – graciously chaired and hosted the intimate gathering of about 50 along with political consultant Jason Fuller.

The evening featured insightful remarks from survivor Allison Franklin sharing her harrowing, first-hand stories about the harsh realities of human slavery and sex trafficking, including the unfortunate details about illicit massage parlors among other businesses and fronts that trap women, and the need to be vigilant in neighborhoods and schools.

The inaugural fundraiser with the big art emphasis will directly benefit the Texas-based nonprofit Children at Risk as well as New York-headquartered Rise of the Butterfly, an arts-focused platform founded with the help of feminist icon Gloria Steinem that focuses on providing services for women caught in human trafficking.

Save the date: Thursday, October 25, for The Art of Stopping Human Slavery Art Auction, at The Wynden.

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Who: President and CEO of Children At Risk, Dr. Bob Sanborn; artist and co-creator of Rise of the Butterfly, Layla Love, in from New York; Manhattan-based Anthony Haden-Guest, international journalist and author of the engaging reads True Colors: The Real Life of the Art World and The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night; joined by Rania Daniel, Ursula Muenzel, Gracie Cavnar, Tracy Faulkner, Theresa Hildreth, Joy Chapman, photographer Sarah Sudhoff with sculptor David Graeve, gallerists Gus Kopriva and Barbara Davis, collectors Rowena and Buddy Steves, Children at Risk’s staff attorney Caroline Roberts and husband Tom Boyd, and the host’s son Nathan Glassell.

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