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Tonight's Guest Is Kathy 'Alamea-Xian,
Mx. 'Alamea-Xian is the founding member and Executive Director of Protective Makua, a Hawaii-based 501(c)3 legal services and advocacy provider with members nation-wide and in several foreign countries. Protective Mākua is a community-based, Hawaii not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. Its MISSION is to reform family courts to protect abused mākua (parents) and keiki (kids) when reporting domestic violence without fear of retaliation, discrimination, litigation abuse, or the threat of losing custody of their children.
She was also was the founder and former Executive Director of the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery (PASS) in Hawaii, responsible for reforming Hawaii’s promoting prostitution law as well as the introduction and passage of Hawaii’s first survivor-centered anti sex trafficking law (HB 1902 of 2016). In 2004, with the help of the
New York based organization, Equality Now, they led a campaign involving grassroots public action and legislative advocacy resulting in the passage of Act 82 (2005), the first state law in the U.S. to outlaw sex-tourism. From conducting street outreach in the early 2000s to their present direct advocacy with adult and child survivors of
trafficking, Mx. 'Alamea-Xian has been involved in every aspect and stage of the healing process with survivors of both labor and sex trafficking.