October 23, 2019

Imagining Freedom Culinary Tasting and Marketplace

5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020, at FSU Turnbull Center, 555 W. Pensacola St., Tallahassee 32306.

Imagining Freedom, a unique dining and shopping experience, is the signature fundraiser for Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center. STAC is honored to showcase restaurants, caterers, farmers and retailers that are dedicated to supply chains that do not include trafficked labor all in one place during Imagining Freedom at FSU’s Turnbull Center. Your ticket purchase or sponsorship helps provide assistance to human trafficking survivors of all ages and education programs throughout the Big Bend.

This enjoyable and informative evening features dishes made with beautiful and healthy ingredients provided by local restaurants, caterers and farmers and coordinated by Susan Turner and Food Glorious Food. Beer pairings with unique selections from local breweries will be offered with select dishes. Our guests also enjoy strolling through The Marketplace to purchase products such as coffee, baskets, jewelry and other goods from retailers that are dedicated to fair trade and ethical labor.

A member of the National Human Trafficking Hotline, STAC provides support to survivors of sex and labor trafficking and teaches people throughout our region how to recognize, report and prevent trafficking. Your support helps make this work possible. Will you help keep these programs and services going by purchasing a ticket or sponsoring Imagining Freedom?

If you have any questions, please contact Robin Hassler Thompson, STAC executive director, at robin@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org or 850-597-2080. THANK YOU for supporting human trafficking survivors and those who are vulnerable in the Big Bend.

Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors

Liberation Sponsor

Susan Turner and Food Glorious Food

Solidarity Sponsors

Robin Hassler Thompson & Dan Thompson

Hope Sponsors

BB&T Scott & Stringfellow

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

Susan Bowers

Berger Singerman, LLP

Big Bend Children’s Home Society

Florida Medical Association

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

Judy A. Gagnon, RMR, FCRR

Christin Foster Gonzalez

North Florida Animal Hospital

PACE Center for Girls Leon

Anne and Colin Phipps

Mary Anne Price

Radey Attorneys & Counselors at Law

Tallahassee Women Lawyers

Kathy Villacorta and Tommy Warren


319 Wine and Cheese, Artistic Confections, Backwoods Bistro, Backwoods Crossing, Browns Produce Farms, Bumpy Road Farm, Crooked Row Farm, Cypress Restaurant, Deep Brewing Co., Desserts By Latrell, Dreamland BBQ, Full Earth Farm, Gaines Street Pies, Glendower Farms, Handsome Harvest Farm, La Tiendita Mexican Restaurant, Lucy and Leo’s Cupcakery, Longview Farms, Madison Social, Oyster Mom, Ragged, Glory Farm, RedEye Coffee, Shirley Girl Cheese, Southern Seafood Inc., SoDough Baking Co., The Fresh Market, Turkey Hill Farm, Uptown Café and Catering, Willie Jewell’s Bar-B-Que

The Marketplace

Quincie Hamby Art Jewelry, RedEyeCoffee, Soul Fabric, Ten Thousand Villages, Threads Worldwide/Michelle Hawken, Menia Chester/Desserts By Latrell

Providing Volunteers

Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, Zonta Club of Tallahassee


Cricket Mannheimer and Quincie Hamby


Elio Delgado; Molly McQueeney; Emily Offenkrantz

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