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Spero Gala by ACT Alberta
March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
We are pleased to announce our 7th annual Spero Gala, an evening to support the work of ACT Alberta.
Spero, the Latin word for hope, is the purpose of this event. We gather in response to the need for hope in the lives of children, women, and men who are victims of human trafficking. We are creating hope for those suffering exploitation by coming together as allies and changemakers. We are holding hope in our hearts as we move forward together to combat this crime that occurs across our province every day.
Human trafficking is one of the greatest human rights challenges of the century, both in North America and around the world. As individuals, it can be hard to know how to help or where to start. Spero Gala was conceived from a urge of human empathy and a desire for tangible action. When empathy and action meet, hope results. So, by attending this event, we take a step forward in carrying a message of hope to those suffering exploitation in our city, province, country and world.
Funds raised at this event go into a Victim Assistance Fund. This fund provides victims of human trafficking a means to meet their basic needs when fleeing a dangerous situation, as well as crucial longer-term supports like counseling to help them on their journey to healing.
With over 200 guests, our event, hosted by Erin Chalmers of Global TV Edmonton, will showcase some of Alberta’s performing artists (Josh Sahunta, Hewson Grey and VISSIA), creative crafters and an Alberta brewery.
The evening will include a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.
Doors at 6:30
Opening Remarks at 7:00 PM