In the Booth with Ruth – William Eberle, Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate

“I believe that education is the key to dealing with human trafficking,” says William Eberle, Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate. Four years ago William heard the story of sex trafficking survivor, Carissa Phelps, through David Sauvage’s film project. Since then, he has been active in the fight against human trafficking. He explains what he does, why he does it, and how he goes about it, as well as showing how anyone can get involved and join the fight too.

Ruth Jacobs

William Eberle

How did you become involved in the movement against sex trafficking and sexual exploitation?

This is kind of a long story as it was a journey, not so much a revelation, but I’ll keep it short. It started with a song of all things, “Carissa’s Song” by Mandi Perkins. I liked Mandi’s music and saw the proceeds from this song were going to The Carissa Project, a film project by David Sauvage to share the story of Carissa Phelps who is a survivor of sex trafficking. Carissa’s story was so horrific that it truly shocked me, yet it is also a story of triumph, joy, and hope. This all started about four years ago for me.

This led me to trying to educate myself on the issue of, initially, sex trafficking and then human trafficking. I don’t think I will ever forget the nights I stayed up until 2AM listening…

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