Columbus has been an inspiration to me with the care, concern, and commitment that our community shows to those who have lived a life of human trafficking. I have enjoyed building relationships with those in the anti-trafficking community, and sharing (loudly) about the hopeful exit from local sex trafficking, particularly as survivors discover identity and self sufficiency, and are embraced by Columbus while on that journey!
It has been critical to the life of Doma and Freedom a la Cart to tell our survivor’s authentic, hopeful stories and to create raving fans of our work— an organization that Columbus has built and embraced!
It has been a privilege these last 5 years to be a full-time catalyst, illuminator, and adventurer, walking alongside the Columbus community as we have increasingly displayed our intolerance for slavery.
I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the Ologie team on Monday, participating in their focus to help companies, institutions, and organizations discover their authentic story and find their true voice. They aim to make every brand they touch clear, compelling, and consistent so that over time they become better known, better understood, and truly unique. Local clients that you might know include: Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, YWCA, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, The Ohio State University, Capital University, City of Columbus, CCAD, CMA, and even the Columbus Airport! Other clients include Perdue, University of Notre Dame, and The Food Network! Most of you know how much I value our Columbus community, authenticity, and telling your story in a clear and compelling way. This is going to be a great fit for this next season in my life, as the Doma team has been empowered to carry the torch of fighting human trafficking in Columbus.
As I transition to this role, I will be taking a step back from the decisions and the direction of Doma and Freedom. But of course, I will still be involved in the community and championing efforts to alleviate poverty and fight Human Trafficking. Freedom and Doma’s leadership is committed to long-term sustainability through social enterprise. John Rush, CEO of CleanTurn will serve as board chair. Other committed Columbus communitarians and survivors serve alongside of him.
1) A simple way to fight human trafficking is to forward our gourmet box lunch and catering paragraph below to 3 people who might not know of our “Cause Cuisine”.
1) consider a one-time or a monthly investment to boost the efforts of Freedom a la Cart- Keturah is happy to share with you the area of greatest need for our survivors to thrive.
3) volunteer: Keturah is exerting extra efforts during this season; We would love to see Columbus to step up and sustain the good work by being in the trenches with us; she is happy to send you an intake form and share about our volunteer teams. Volunteer@domaconnection.org
I’m looking forward to seeing how Columbus embraces and sustains the good work that has begun.
Other things to note:
Who to contact? Keturah@domaconnection.org
My new email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
My new twitter is: JulieClarkCbus
Blog remains the same: julieannclark.com
Phone number currently: 614-648-3662
We know it feels good to help people and the planet. Now you can, simply by enjoying delicious food!
Our catering company, Freedom a la Cart, is the ultimate find for the socially conscious consumer; it’s an opportunity to provide a top quality meal for your guests, all while displaying your support of our Columbus community and commitment to ending human trafficking.
We invite you to try our catering and gourmet lunches because of the cause, and we are sure you will come back because of our delicious, bright, bold, made-from-scratch, always fresh, often local and organic food.
OUR FOOD: Gourmet Box lunches are $10. Our taco bar, chili bar, hot sandwiches, and bright, tasty salads, are delicious alternatives in the same price range. We are celebrated for our upscale food for catered dinners and cocktail parties, as well. The delivery charge is waived for your first order with us.
TO ORDER: Contact 614-343-3442 to order or visit freedomalacart.org to fill out a catering request.
ABOUT US: Freedom a la Cart is a catering company started by a local nonprofit, Doma, with the core belief that women who have lived in slavery should be empowered to gain freedom by achieving economic independence. Our business utilizes a fundamentally different approach to fighting human trafficking in our community—we employ local, adult survivors, teaching them the hard skills necessary to obtain and sustain employment, in an environment conducive to their success.