Human trafficking abolitionist to host presentations at NICC


David Zach ... Submitted photo.

When he’s not touring or recording music as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Remedy Drive, David Zach follows another passion with equal fervor - abolishing human trafficking throughout the world.

Zach has made nine international deployments to Southeast Asia and Latin America as an undercover operative with the abolitionist group, The Exodus Road. While undercover, Zach identifies instances of minors being sold and captures actionable evidence of illegal trafficking activities in brothels and red-light districts. The information and evidence The Exodus Road gathers leads to raids on establishments that result in the arrests of traffickers.

Zach tours college campuses and visits communities in the United States to share his experiences. He believes that ordinary human beings can make a tremendous impact on freedom and justice in the world.

Now the human rights advocate and musician’s next tour stop is Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), which is hosting Zach at the Calmar campus February 3 in the Wilder Auditorium and at the Peosta campus February 4 in Conference Centers 1 and 4. He will present three times each day, at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each presentation is 60 minutes, with time for Q&A for community members. The presentations are free and open to the public.

“To find evidence of sex trafficking, we use covert camera gear and cyber-forensics technology and use that evidence to help local authorities make arrests of these cartels and mafias,” Zach explains in a video on his website. “We also rescue the girls and boys who are so precious to me.”

The Remedy Drive community has contributed nearly $350,000 to the rescue efforts of The Exodus Road, and several individuals have been recruited to join the organizations on the front lines at Remedy Drive events. The Exodus Road has rescued approximately 900 individuals from the sex trade and helped arrest nearly 400 traffickers.

For more information about the presentations, contact NICC Director of Student Life, Diversity and Leadership Kara Popp at 844-642-2338, ext. 2230, or poppk@nicc.edu. To learn more about David Zach, the band Remedy Drive and The Exodus Road, visit remedydrive.com/journal.
 

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