On Aug. 7, the director of outreach at Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) will deliver a live Zoom talk for a Mat-Su group discuss his organization’s ongoing effort to fight child sex trafficking in Alaska and around the world.

Hosted by School of Government, Tyson Wright will deliver his talk to those gathered at Real Life Church in Palmer for a free, one-night presentation about the difficult and often dangerous work of Operation Underground Railroad, an organization that has gained widespread attention following the recent hit movie “Sound of Freedom,” starring Jim Caviezel. The film recounts many true-life events in which Operation Underground Railroad founder, Tim Ballard, worked as a special agent for the Department of Homeland Security. He was deployed as an undercover operative to fight child sex tourism rings, and later went on to found O.U.R., a non-profit with an intense focus on ending child sex trafficking and exploitation worldwide.

Wright’s Zoom presentation, which starts at 7 p.m., will detail how O.U.R. fights organized crime, both domestically and internationally. He will also lay out how Alaskans can join the effort to both identify and combat the horrific exploitation of children.

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Official from anti-child trafficking group featured in ‘Sound of Freedom’ film to address Mat-Su group

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.