A photographer by profession, Beth Bruno’s passion to end human trafficking was born as she sobbed through a movie - Born Into Brothels, a documentary about the children of prostitutes in Kolkata's (Calcutta, India’s) red light district.  She went on to found “A Face to Reframe”, a local non-profit committed to preventing human trafficking in Northern Colorado through arts, training, and community building.  Bruno will bring that passion to Rotary this Wednesday, after being introduced by David Everitt.  
Of those who understand what human trafficking means, most think of it as a problem "over there," not in a nice community like ours.  But any community only needs three things for trafficking to flourish: uneducated citizens, a vulnerable population, and viable perpetrators. We have all three, according to Bruno.
Bruno holds a BS in Social Policy from Northwestern University (Chicago) and an MA in International Community Development from Northwest University (Seattle).  After spending 10 years on staff with Cru, primarily in the Middle East, she and her husband spent 3 years in graduate school in Seattle and then relocated their family to Colorado. In 2010, after building a photography business with a heart to use it for social change, she launched A Face to Reframe.
She now serves as the Manager of Domestic Anti-Trafficking with the U COUNT Campaign, co-founder and facilitator of the Larimer County Anti-Trafficking Community Response Team, and is a partner in the First Offender Restoration Initiative, a diversion program for men soliciting sex.  She holds a certificate in Transformative Arts and Restorative Practices and is the co-author of “END: Engaging Men to End Sex Trafficking”. She regularly speaks, trains, and writes about ways in which we can stop human trafficking in our communities.