Bukola Oriola is a member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Appointed by President Barack Obama in December 2015, Oriola is also an award winning journalist and a survivor of labor trafficking, who has dedicated her life to helping others by sharing her story and offering practical solutions to service providers, clinics, community members, and law enforcement on how to rescue victims of human trafficking. Oriola is a consultant for Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVCTTAC).
Oriola, who started her journalism career in 2000 in her home country Nigeria, became a victim of human trafficking as a result of fraud. She was isolated for two years, endured all forms of torture, hunger, physical, psychological and
emotional abuse. She was traumatized, became depressed and was diagnosed for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Now an advocate, Bukola has dedicated her life to helping others by sharing her story through public presentations. She has put her experiences together in form of a book, Imprisoned: The Travails of a Trafficked Victim to serve as an eye opener to everybody across the world about human trafficking.
She was awarded Change Maker 2009 by the Minnesota Women’s Press for her courage. The Imprisoned Show was born as a result of Bukola’s feeling that there is a dire need to fight human trafficking in every community by educating the public through the broadcast media.
To invite Bukola to be keynote speaker at your event, presenter in your community or group, book her today. She is also available for book signing and book discussion at colleges and book clubs.
Some of media Reports, conferences and book signing About Bukola Oriola
Metropolitan State University: http://www.metrostate.edu/news/student-bukola-oriola-speaks-internationally
ABC Newspapers, Anoka: http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/20/survivor-ready-to-bring-her-message-home/
African Leadership Magazine Blog: http://africanleadership.co.uk/blog/?p=5401
Anoka Ramsey Community College: https://www.anokaramsey.edu/en/News/CurrentNews/humantrafficking.aspx
North Metro TV Talk Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg5DVWLFJ48
Minnesota Women’s Press gives Bukola Oriola Change Maker of the Year Award:http://www.womenspress.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=3487
The Judy Carrao Show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiRh0JzthBE
African News Journal: http://www.anjnews.com/node/1217
Minnesota Coalition For Battered Women:http://www.mcbw.org/node/478
Hastings Star gazette: http://www.hastingsstargazette.com/event/article/id/21803/
The Clarion, Bethel University: http://www.bethel.edu/news/clarion/articles/2012/february/sex-trafficking
Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/119034989.html
Stop Child Trafficking: http://zanonisourcesontrafficking.blogspot.com/2012/04/article-6-web.html
Breaking My Silence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqnLpatBxRM&feature=youtu.be
United Methodist Church: http://www.myumw.com/rich_text_1.html