Truckers Against Trafficking
Kendis Paris is the national director of Truckers Against Trafficking, an organization that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. She’s been involved in fighting human trafficking since 2008, when, as one of her initial efforts, she co-coordinated a national Human Trafficking Awareness Conference in Denver, Colorado, which brought together some of the nation’s top anti-trafficking speakers and over 300 participants to learn more about human trafficking and what they can do to combat it.
Recently, she co-founded Colorado’s Volunteer Network to End Human Trafficking to mobilize anti-trafficking volunteers in her state. She’s received training from the U.S. Justice Department for law enforcement and NGOs on human trafficking as well as training through PRAX(us), the only organization in Colorado dedicated to serving individuals, particularly homeless youth, in domestic human trafficking situations. She’s a capable Train the Trainer presenter, and has made presentations on human trafficking at the Big Rig conference in Tulsa and the Memphis Trucking Show, the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, as well as to such organizations as the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools and the World of Girlfriends.