Kaye Woodard-Hotz and I at the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Before I head off to London, I had to make a stop at the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Attorney General’s Office in Austin. Human trafficking has had its long history in Texas, but what we are doing to fight against it can only be seen and answered by legislation in our state. I had the opportunity to meet with Kaye Woodard-Hotz, manager of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services program and Crime Victims Services Policy and Planning in the Crime Victim Services Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Ms. Woodard-Hotz has worked on fighting human trafficking for many years now. She is one of the [...]
Gopika is a senior majoring in economics and political science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She has internships with Refugee Services of Texas in Austin and Stop the Traffik in London.
Unfortunately, my summer at Arts for All has come to an end. I am so grateful to everyone at the LA County Arts Commission, and the generosity of the Maguire Center and Irby Family Foundation, for making this experience possible. The aims of the internship, as described by the Maguire Center, are that “students gain concrete information about others' needs, as well as differing perspectives on how to resolve them. In the process, they draw on their university education and personal talent, honing skills as leaders and gaining both humility and self-confidence.” I can safely say that Arts for All provided me with these opportunities and experiences. Here are some of the topics that have been rattling around my brain [...]