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.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Thank you for sharing this! Peltola should be one of the first ones investigated for this! Well, all of them that keep voting against anything that helps Alaskans!

  • Lucinda says:

    If I were a neoconservative Christian nationalist, I’d wonder about that beard. Looks like trouble.

    • Snark Master Apprentice says:

      Yeah, looks like he took time to care for his appearance, an effort to improve himself.

      I can see why you would find this “troubling”.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Lucky Lucifer got shavers on sale when she began growing testies.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    If you have not seen, Sound of Freedom go watch.
    It’s an awesome film and disturbing. We need to stand up for theses children.
    Yes I’m going to said it. The sellers and users of these children need to be taken out back.

  • Johnny says:

    Only a pedo or pedo lover would object to the show, it was great, I recommend for awareness, to bring to light a evil scourge in this world.

  • Mary says:

    perhaps I missed it, but I don’t see any zoom sign in info. ???

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Mary, my impression was that someone at the church was going to be doing a zoom call with the director and everyone would either watch on a big screen or listen by audio. I could be wrong though,

      • Mary says:

        We definitely need more info on how to participate in this event, otherwise it will fall flat on its face.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        It won’t fall flat on its face. The regular crowd that always attends the Alaska School of Government will be able to hear what he has to say. Just go to the meeting.

      • Friends of Humanity says:

        Mary, if you did not attend or watch the live streaming, that would be too bad. It was a really good meeting and I’d guess that 2/3rds or more of the seats in the church were filled. I’d say it was definitely a SUCCESS!

  • M says:

    Poor communication does little to encourage new voices. So sad, it appears to be another one of those “if you are in the know” type meetings

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      If you did not read the article and see the address and time, then I guess that you could classify yourself as one of those not in the know. Too bad you chose to be ignorant and not attend because it was an excellent meeting!