Yvonne Williams is a professional artist and writer. She has written and had articles published in numerous publications and is an author and screenwriter. Some book titles include: Slaves of a Different Kind: Unshackling Our Soul to Heal America; Proponents of Peace; My Father’s Garden – A Tribute to Step-Fathers; My Daily Garden Journal; There’s a Flower in the Garbage; My Daily Garden Journal; Getting to Know God Through the Power of Prayer; And the Angels Danced; and A Dance For Bethany which is also a 4-time award winning Feature Film about a 12-year-old runaway rescued out of a life of sex slavery and into her dream of becoming a dancer. This is the story that changed her life. Since learning in2004 of the sex trafficking problem that plagues not only America but the entire globe, Yvonne and Marion have worked to educate people and make them aware of the tragedy. The story of A Dance For Bethany proves one person really can make a difference and is now seen in the Czech-Republic; Middle East; and South Africa where it was launched to combat sex trafficking in South Africa.
Yvonne is a professional artist, author and screenwriter. Her book titles include: Proponents of Peace; My Father’s Garden – A Tribute to Step-Fathers; My Daily Garden Journal; There’s a Flower in the Garbage; Ruby; And the Angels Danced (a collection of poetry); Slaves of a Different Kind – Unshackling the Soul of America; and feature film, A Dance For Bethany which is a 4-time award winning Feature Film about a 12-year-old runaway rescued out of a life of sex slavery and into her dream of becoming a dancer. The story of A Dance For Bethany proves one person really can make a difference and is now seen in the Czech-Republic; Middle East; and South Africa where it was launched to combat sex trafficking in South Africa, and on DVD in the United States.
Yvonne is the Co-founder and President of Network for Cultural Change (formerly Trafficking In America Task Force, Inc.) a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. NCC expands the vision of TIATF that was formed to educate and mobilize people across the United States to work towards eradicating human trafficking in America through education and creating cultural change. TIATF mobilized citizens and NGO’s through their four annual national conferences and other national programming. Yvonne has served as Co-producer with husband Marion and host of the TIA Now weekly television program; served on the 2013 steering committee for the National Week-end of Prayer and Master of Ceremonies for the Prayer Rally in Washington, DC. Yvonne is the Coordinator for National Educators to Stop Trafficking (NEST), an on-line warehouse of prevention curriculum for educators and serves on the 2015 planning committee for Chosen Advocates Human Trafficking Summit in Denver, CO.
As one of America’s leading advocates on human trafficking, traveling throughout the country educating and inspiring people to work to create a culture free of slavery and sexual exploitation, Some of Yvonne’s notable presentations include: the TN Conference for School Social Workers, Human Trafficking 101 and Identifying Victims; TN Conference on Social Welfare, Using Your Gift to Prevent Victims of Human Trafficking; Key note at the Universal Peace Federation forum in Washington, DC, The Face of Human Trafficking in America, Creating Solutions to End it; Kay Spiritual Life Center at American University, Washington DC, Human Trafficking 101; Women’s Federation for World Peace 20th Anniversary Conference, Las Vegas, From Victim to Victor to Voice; Freedom Rally, Orlando, FL on Demand Reduction and Solutions for Cultural Change; and in 2013 Universal Peace Federation, Washington, DC, Human Trafficking and Poverty, a Critical Connection: Creating a Culture Free of Slavery; Colleges and Universities: Scarritt Bennett, Human Trafficking in the US, TN; Lipscomb University (2), Human Trafficking 101; TN; Vanderbilt University, TN, Complicity of the Sate in Human Trafficking; Elon University, NC, Demand for Commercial Sex and How to Stop it; Eastern Carolina University, NC, Ending Human Trafficking by Ending the Demand; Austin Peay State University, Ending Human Trafficking in America, TN; Yvonne served on Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s roundtable on human trafficking in West Palm Beach, FL; served as Master of Ceremonies for the 2013 National Week-end of Prayer in Washington DC. She served as a speaker on Human Trafficking at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations; and a panel member at the 2015 Justice Summit in 2015 in Tallahassee, FL.
Yvonne is the recipient of the Middle TN and the State of Tennessee’s Professional Advocate of the Year Award of 2011 by the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare.