Christina C. Pinnell
Christina is a teaching artist, clown, community organizer and world traveler fighting for women’s rights and the eradication of sex slavery . . . using THEATRE! She recently completed a 15-month fellowship with the human rights agency, International Justice Mission (IJM) in Manila, the Philippines, where she created an advocacy program to help church, civil and government leaders join together to combat human trafficking. Ms. Pinnell also piloted a series of theatre and storytelling workshops for rescued survivors of sex trafficking, training survivors to use their personal experiences to advocate for the nearly 2 million children enslaved by the commercial sex industry worldwide. Previously, she worked with Bond Street Theatre Coalition to establish theatre based programming for victims of sexual abuse in Haiti and Guatemala. She has B.A. in Theatre from the College of William and Mary and is an alumna of the Academia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy.