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Vednita Carter Biography

Founder and Executive Director of Breaking Free
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“Like slave women on the auction block, African-American women are displayed on the streets or in stripclubs, surveyed like cattle, and selected to perform at the orders of a stranger. They are routinely berated and shouted at while being sexually assaulted, and are often slapped, beaten and pushed from cars. It is not difficult for thoughtful people to see the connections between slavery and prostitution.”, Mar. 30, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Executive Director, Breaking Free, 1996-present
  • Former Director of Women’s Services and Advocacy Director, Women Hurt in Systems of Prostitution Engaged in Revolt (WHISPER)
  • Former Counselor, Rivers of Life prison ministry program
  • Member, Women of Color Health Alternatives Network
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