Suzanne Wright, executive director of Set Free Dubuque, a local nonprofit organization that fights human trafficking, was selected to serve on the board of directors of the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking (NAHT).
Wright was elected to the 18-member board of directors on April 10 and attended her first NAHT board meeting in May. She has led Set Free Dubuque since June 2016.
Set Free Dubuque has recently launched a $35,000 fundraising campaign to better serve the victims and survivors of human trafficking.
Wright is a graduate of the University of Dubuque. In 2013, she received a 365 Impact Award for community volunteerism. Prior to joining Set Free, Wright worked with Night Light International in Bangkok’s red-light district.
She and other leaders in the fight against human trafficking are featured in a new documentary, Hidden in the Heartland: Sex Trafficking in Iowa. The 15-minute short film from Green Bridge Studios was created by students at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.
Set Free Dubuque is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects local human trafficking victims with community services and also sponsors professional training and community awareness events.
The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking is a statewide organization based in Ames that works to eliminate sex and labor trafficking in Iowa through awareness-raising, training, policy advocacy, and community partnerships.