Tenaz’s work with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has been instrumental in preventing crimes of exploitation and victimization. Because of her vision and leadership, Homeland Security Investigations’ victim specialists’ and agents are on the front lines not only identifying and assisting human trafficking victims, but also connecting them to other organizations where they may be able to obtain wrap-around services as well as crucial resources to thrive in the community of their choice.
Leslie S. Rolison
President and Founder, LSR Advisors, LLC Certified Executive Leadership Coach and Advisor
Leslie has been a crucial partner using her business and coaching background to build Restore’s Economic Empowerment program. She contributed to the launch of Restore’s entrepreneurship services in 2019, playing a key role in developing and managing a 12-month mentoring program for survivor entrepreneurs to bring their business and career visions to life. She also participated in the creation of Restore’s Economic Empowerment Summit in 2021, as well as leadership development of Restore staff. Leslie has been instrumental in helping make freedom real for survivors of trafficking at Restore.
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Freedom Gala September 7, 2022, 6:00 PM Gotham Hall, New York City
Janet Jensen is the Founder of The Jensen Project where she leverages her strengths in business, innovation, and creativity to cultivate opportunities for individuals and organizations dedicated to sustainable investments that build a better future for vulnerable and traumatized individuals. An entrepreneur at heart, Janet has launched multiple businesses, foundations, and social initiatives, including the Human Investments Foundation where she distributed over $5 million in scholarships to disadvantaged students seeking higher education, and Genius100, an international community of gifted visionaries that develop solutions for a positive impact. Most notably, Janet has taken an active role against sexual violence throughout her career, pioneering changes that paved the way for critical victim supports at the local and national levels. Since 2020, Janet and her entities have awarded 187 different grants totaling over $16 million.
She has served on numerous Boards, been a frequent speaker on university campuses, fought for victim-centered policies and practices, and volunteered for over 40 years to counsel and support survivors of sexual assault. Recognizing the power of resilience, Janet believes every survivor should feel seen, heard, respected, and inspired to become their own hero. She also believes everyone has a role to play in changing the world for the better. Through the dedicated mission of The Jensen Project, Janet focuses on identifying best practices and leveraging existing resources to build capacity, prevent violence, and create solutions for the advancement of women. By combining her passions for victim advocacy and economic empowerment with decades of experience in the public and private sectors, Janet strategically aligns interested stakeholders with impactful partnerships for change.
Makoto Fujimura is a leading contemporary artist whose work has been featured in galleries and museums around the world, including The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, The Huntington Library in California, the Tikotin Museum in Israel, Belvedere Museum in Vienna, C3M North Bund Art Museum in Shanghai, and Pola Museum in Japan. His process-driven, refractive “slow art” has been described by David Brooks of the New York Times as “a small rebellion against the quickening of time.”
Fujimura is the author of 4 books, Art+Faith: A Theology of Making, Silence and Beauty, Refractions, and Culture Care. In addition to receiving the 2023 Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life, Fujimura has also received the American Academy of Religion’s 2014 “Religion and the Arts” award. From 2003 to 2009, Fujimura served as a Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts. He has received notable recognition as a speaker, with one address selected by NPR as among the 200 “Best Commencement Addresses Ever” and by CNN as one of the top 16 “Greatest Commencement Speeches of All Time” and is a recipient of four Doctor of Arts Honorary Degrees from Belhaven University, Biola University, Cairn University, and Roanoke College.
Haejin Shim Fujimura is a lawyer and an entrepreneur. Fujimura is the Managing Partner of the law firm, Shim & Associates, which was founded on the vision of culture care and advocacy for the oppressed. She has extensive experience litigating various civil lawsuits and representing companies ranging from startups to publicly traded companies.
Fujimura is also a co-founder and the CEO of Embers International, a global NGO protecting, restoring, and empowering the victims of injustice to end intergenerational exploitation and prevent human trafficking. She has been involved in various anti-trafficking efforts for over 20 years, including her work at International Justice Mission.
Fujimura is also a co-founder and the President of Academy Kintsugi and the founder and curator of Estuary art gallery.