This week I welcome David Zach. David Zach is the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Remedy Drive as well as an advocate in the fight against human trafficking. The band has recorded two concept albums to shine a light on slavery and to celebrate the modern day abolition. The band’s community and fan base has contributed around $350,000 in donations and in-kind donations to the counter trafficking organization The Exodus Road.
When the band is not on tour David volunteers with The Exodus Road as an undercover operative. He spends time in brothels and in the red-light districts where underage girls and boys are sold by the hour. His role while undercover is to identify instances of minors being sold, and to capture actionable evidence of their trafficking using covert gear, some of which is funded by the Remedy Drive community and fan base.
Upon returning from deployment overseas David uses the band and his platform to advocate for the victims of human trafficking, to shine a light on slavery and to speak about his time overseas with the goal of recruiting and funding the fight which is the modern underground railroad. He has spoken at many of the major festivals during talkback sessions, main stages and seminar tents. He also speaks at colleges, conferences, high school campuses and churches. David’s message centers upon a core belief of both Remedy Drive and The Exodus Road – “Justice is in the hands of the ordinary”.
To hear about raids/rescues and everything going on the front lines text “remedy” to 51555.
www.remedydrive.com ( http://www.remedydrive.com )
Enjoy the music?
Songs heard on this episode were: “Sunlight on Her Face” from the album, The North Star. “Commodity, Under the Starlight, and Take Cover” from the album, Commodity.
You can find Remedy Drive’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold!
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