AN EXPANSION OF CAN OPPRESSION BE LIBERATION?”
Joyclyn Bell, MSW
Joyclyn Bell is a clinician, member of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Continuum Leadership Council of Oregon, founder of Breaking Generational Cycles and the original creative producer and idea formulator of Can Oppression Be Liberation? She is the recipient of the 2023 Judge Herrell Award Winner in the category of Outstanding Survivor Leadership.
Brenda Myers-Powell is one of the premiere subject experts and advocates in human trafficking. For over 25 years, she has worked with marginalized women, young and older, who are striving to exit prostitution and recover from addictions. Brenda’s lived experience is told in Dream Catcher, the documentary currently airing on Showtime, and in her memoir Leaving Breezy Street. Brenda is a member of the U.S. Council on Human Trafficking, reappointed for a second term by President Biden in 2022. With 25 years of soul-searching and 50 years of experience in human trafficking, Brenda opened Ernestine’s Daughter, a place of healing for women impacted by trafficking, domestic violence, addiction and more.