Anka News & Events

Press Releases:

Anka Rising Sponsors TEDxCincinnati (6/4/2015)

Anka Rising Applauds the ABA’s Effort to Urge Fortune 500 Companies to Adopt Policies Against Labor Trafficking and Child Labor (3/31/2015)

TeleSolv Consulting, LLC becomes the first business entity to obtain a slavery free certification from Anka Rising (3/23/2015)

Anka in the News:

Hope slavery awareness week Feb. 15-22” (Holland Sentinel, 2/4/2013)

Auburn Hills to host human trafficking, modern slavery conference” (Oakland Press, 10/31/2012)

Past News and Events:

On April 30, 2015, Anka Rising held a happy hour and fundraiser at 14K Restaurant & Lounge at 1001 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005. For event details click here.

In December 2014, Soham Banerji, an international development, and Monitoring and Evaluation professional at Dexis Consulting, joined Anka’s Board of Directors. For more information about Mr. Banerji and the rest of Anka’s leadership, click here.

On December 2, 2014, Anka Rising held a happy hour and fundraiser at Shaw’s Tavern at 520 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. A portion of sales will be donated to Anka Rising. For event details click here.

On October 4, 2014, Anka Rising participated as  a beneficiary organization at DC Stop Modern Slavery’s 6th annual Stop Modern Slavery WalkFest. The event was held in front of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC to raise awareness and funds for organizations leading the fight against human trafficking. For event details click here. Check our Facebook page for details on how to contribute and be a part of the Anka Team! Click here for details.

On September 24, 2014, Anka Rising held a happy hour fundraiser for the DC Stop Modern Slavery 6th annual Walkfest at The Madhatter at 1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. For event details click here.

On September 21, 2014, Anka Rising held a fundraiser in collaboration with Silpada. 30% of all sales from the event benefitted Anka Rising. For event details click here.

On May 21, 2014, Anka Rising held a happy hour and fundraiser at Marvin DC, 2007 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Next to the U St. Metro Stop). For event details click here.

On November 24, 2013, Anka Rising held a fundraiser in collaboration with Silpada. 30% of all sales from the event benefitted Anka Rising. For event details click here.

On October 5, 2013, Anka Rising participated as an exhibitor at Stop Modern Slavery’s UNBOUND Walk. Come and find Anka Rising at the Resource Fair, among this year’s Exhibitor Organizations, and join the fight to end slavery!

On February 18, 2013, Anka Rising Co-Founder and President, Banu Demiralp, delivered a presentation during the Breaking Chains: Hope College Human Trafficking Awareness Week (February 15-22) in Holland, MI. For event information, click here.

Thursday, November 15, 2012: Anka Rising Co-Founders, Banu Demiralp and Janna Lipman, presented to an International Trade class at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy in Arlington, VA.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012: Anka Rising Co-Founders, Banu Demiralp and Janna Lipman, presented to a Criminology class at Marymount University in Arlington, VA.

Thursday, November 1, 2012: Anka Rising Executive Director, Janna Lipman, participated as a panelist on the Prevention panel at the Cooley Law Review Symposium and Michigan Abolitionist Project Conference in Auburn Hills, MI.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012: Anka Rising celebrated its One-Year Anniversary at Lyon Hall in Arlington, VA. To donate, click on the “Donate” button on the website. Event details can be found on our Facebook page here.

Anka Rising Co-Founders, Banu Demiralp and Janna Lipman, presented to a Criminology class focused on victimology at George Mason University’s Fairfax, VA Campus on April 17, 2012. Click here to view the presentation.

Anka Rising Co-Founders, Banu Demiralp and Janna Lipman, spoke on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7 PM for VA Stop Modern Slavery and the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University, Founders Hall in Arlington, VA. Click here to view the flyer. Click here to view the presentation.

Anka Rising’s Executive Director, Janna Lipman, spoke on February 5, 2012 at Hope United Church of Christ in Alexandria, Virginia for the Hope on the Edge Social Justice Issues Series to educate members on modern-day slavery issues and discuss the impact of slavery during the Super Bowl.

Anka Rising’s Executive Director, Janna Lipman, spoke at Fairfax Kiwanis on November 15, 2011 in Fairfax, Virginia to educate members on modern-day slavery issues.

Anka Rising’s Executive Director, Janna Lipman, spoke at Streetwise Partners Street Sense Job Fair on September 24, 2011 at White & Case, LLP in Washington, DC to provide information about Anka Rising and the process in establishing a non-profit organization.