About The Survivor Leader Network of San Diego
HOW WE BEGAN
The SLNSD was formed in 2013 as Co Founders Autumn Burris from Survivors for Solutions and Kathi Hardy from Freedom from Exploitation brought local survivor leaders from the San Diego region together in order to build a model for peer support, empowerment, and collaboration to San Diego. The Survivor Leader Network of San Diego members have been actively engaged in the community of San Diego and they have each taken a stand together in pursuit of efforts against Human Trafficking. They saw a need for teamwork and promotion of collaboration with Law enforcement and other local NGO's striving together to end Human trafficking and exploitation of San Diego's most vulnerable populations. In order to accomplish their goals to end Human Trafficking the SLNSD decided to pursue Incorporation in 2016 and are currently trying to become a 501c3 in order to further their mission to build up survivor leadership and collaboration within the community. As they stand together in unity and support for all survivors they remain focused on the needs of the community. As Subject Matter Experts the members offer their own services to the local NGO’s, and Law Enforcement by providing trainings, fulfilling speaking engagements for the purpose of educating those who want to be the change, and they make a difference in San Diego while running organizations of their own under the umbrella of the Network.
Meet The Founders
Autumn Burris is a public speaker, trainer, and policy analyst. As Founder and Director of Survivors for Solutions and a survivor of sexual exploitation, she is a leader in the movement to end all forms of sexual exploitation and is committed to generating positive social recognition and support for survivors
CO FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kathi Hardy is the Founder of Freedom From Exploitation, and she is a Survivor of the Sex Industry, an Educator, Advocate, Abolitionist, and Mentor. Kathi Hardy is a well respected researcher and subject matter expert in the effects of trauma and human sex trafficking within the San Diego county region and was part of the most recent research project in SD which focused primarily on sex trafficking and gangs.
Meet The Members
The members of the Survivor Leader Network of San Diego consist of some of San Diego's most active survivor leader/S.M.E.'s who are working as advocates, abolitionists, mentors, entrepreneurs, and NGO's.