Speaking

  • Inspiring a higher level of thinking for a higher level of life

    As the co-founder (with husband, Marion Williams) and President of Network for Cultural Change, Inc. (formerly Trafficking in America Task Force) Yvonne led the 501c3 non-profit charitable organization from 2011 until April 2017, presenting cutting edge education and mobilizing people across the United States to address human trafficking in America and work towards creating a much needed shift in our culture to prevent it. While she still speaks on the issue, Yvonne and Marion have ceased full-time work in the anti-human trafficking arena. The couple answered a call to a 25 -year vision, in April of 2017, and started Ascension Hill Ministries, located in Inglis, FL.

Yvonne has coordinated four National Conferences held from 2011 to 2014 and was co-host with husband, Marion, of the TIANow weekly television program in 2011 and 2012 in Nashville, TN. As one of America’s leading advocates on human trafficking, Yvonne travels throughout the country educating and inspiring people to work to create a culture free of slavery and sexual exploitation. Some, but not all, of her notable presentations include:

Colleges and Universities:
Kay Spiritual Life Center at American University, Washington DC, 2012, Human Trafficking 101
Scarritt Bennett Center, TN, 2012, Human Trafficking in the United States 
Lipscomb University, TN 2011, 2012, Human Trafficking 101
Vanderbilt University, TN, 2013, Complicity of the Sate in Human Trafficking
Elon University, NC, 2013, Demand for Commercial Sex and How to Stop it
Eastern Carolina University, NC, 2013, Ending Human Trafficking by Ending the Demand
Austin Peay State University, TN, 2014, Ending Human Trafficking in America

Conferences and Summits:
TN Conference for School Social Workers, 2012, Human Trafficking 101 and Identifying Victims
TN Conference on Social Welfare, 2012, Using Your Gift to Prevent Victims of Human Trafficking
SAFE Coalition Summit, Naples, FL, 2015, Human Trafficking Prevention Education (Panel) 
Vanguard University, CA, 2015, presented Evidence Based Prevention Curriculum
Project Restoration Summit, Denver, CO, 2015, How to Prevent Human Trafficking in the United States
ImPACT Virginia Summit, Richmond, VA, 2016, Prevention Education in America’s Schools
Women’s Aglow Trafficking Summit, Lewisburg, WV, 2016, Prevention Education in America’s Schools
Southeast Regional Consortium Summit on Human Trafficking, Davie, FL 2016, Panel on Getting Prevention Education into Schools

Other Events:
Key note at the Universal Peace Federation forum in Washington, DC, 2012, The Face of Human Trafficking in America, Creating Solutions to End it; and in 2013, Human Trafficking and Poverty, a Critical Connection: Creating a Culture Free of Slavery; Women’s Federation for World Peace 20th Anniversary Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2013, From Victim to Victor to Voice; Freedom Rally, Orlando, FL, 2013, Demand Reduction and Solutions for Cultural Change; Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s round-table on human trafficking in West Palm Beach, FL, 2013; Commission on the Status of Women, the United Nations 2013; Methods to Educate the Public and Solutions to Stop Human Trafficking Justice Summit, Sarasota, FL, panel member, 2015.

Yvonne also has spoken at churches, local service organizations, businesses, etc. and has been interviewed by numerous television and radio programs about ways to prevent human trafficking. She is the recipient of the Middle TN and the State of Tennessee’s Professional Advocate of the Year Award of 2011-12 by the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare, and the Visionary Award presented by TIATF in 2014. She is a contributing writer to the book: Human Trafficking from a Feminist and Transnational Feminist Perspective, to be released in 2017. She is featured in a Hollywood Feature Film Documentary about Human Trafficking in Florida to be aired in 2017, produced by Ralph Guzzo, Directed by Ben Brothers.

Events Where Yvonne is Speaking

September 7, 2017: Orlando, FL Human Trafficking Summit, Prevention Education in Schools.

May 26-28, 2017: FPEA Homeschool Convention, Orlando, FL. Yvonne will have a booth at this event talking about her children’s book series, Anna’s Friends. 

January 23, 2017: West Palm Beach, FL Human Trafficking Conference. Yvonne will serve on a panel of educators discussing prevention curriculum in schools. 

December 2, 2016: Flat Rock, NC, First-responder Training on Human Trafficking. Yvonne will be presenting an all day training for law enforcement, ER staff, school counselors and social workers about the who, what, where, when, and why of human trafficking and how to recognize potential victims, reporting and rescue protocols, and some dynamics of restoration.

October 22, 2016: Lexington, WV, Human Trafficking Summit. Yvonne will be speaking on “Prevention Education in America’s Schools”

June 11, 2016: Human Trafficking Summit, Richmond, VA

November 13-15, 2015: Time to Take Action Against Human Trafficking Convention and Expo – Yvonne will be a speaker at the convention.

September 10-13, 2015: Project Restoration 3-day Summit and Music Festival – Chosen Advocates Association, Denver, CO. Yvonne will be presenting at the summit and at the music festival.

June 4, 2015: Yvonne will be speaking at Bridges of America’s Bradenton Bridge – Spring Completion Ceremony at 11:00 AM