Tyson Wright, outreach manager at Operation Underground Railroad, is the featured speaker at 7 pm on Aug. 7 at the School of Government, a gathering of politically interested Alaskans who meet in Palmer at Real Life Church.
Operation Underground Railroad is the anti-child-exploitation group featured in the movie, “Sound of Freedom,” which has sold over 9 million tickets since its debut last month, now passing $100 million in box office revenue.
Wright started as a volunteer for Operation Underground Railroad in 2015 and is now a full-time team member.
“We go to the darkest corners of the world to assist in rescuing children from slavery and ensure ongoing aftercare, provide cutting edge tools and resources to U.S. law enforcement throughout the United States, while strengthening preventative efforts that benefit at-risk children worldwide. We will not give up and will continue to go to the darkest place until light is restored and every child is protected,” the group states on its website.
Operation Underground Railroad says it has been part of over 4,000 operations and 6,500 arrests of people exploiting children in the sex trafficking trade. More than 7,000 children have been rescued. The organization also provides robust aftercare programs for survivors that include basic support, therapy, and medical care.
“Sound of Freedom” is an independently produced movie that was financed mainly by a group of wealthy Mexicans for $14.6 million. The liberal media bashed the movie as advancing a “QAnon-worthy theory” about global child trafficking.
Even the Anchorage Daily News sideswiped the movie as a “faith-based child trafficking film,” a curious description, instead of calling it a film exposing actual crimes against children. But it has turned out to be one of the hit movies of the summer of 2024.