Lucy Mahaffey Has 48 Slaves Working For Her. You Can Change That

In this talk, Lucy describes how she went from simply being passionate about the issue of human trafficking, to actively making a difference.

Lucy Mahaffey learned that slavery still exists when she was 12 years old. Since then, she has made continual and impactful efforts to eradicate human trafficking. Lucy has created a curriculum, HOPE Student Awareness, to educate Oklahoma’s high schools on human trafficking, and she is the founder of Off The Market, the University of Oklahoma’s first conference on human trafficking awareness.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at