Mayors Office Latino Affairs

Washington DC – The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) is proud to announce that Norma Bastidas, triathlon world record holder, will be speaking at OLA about her 65-day, 3,700-mile athletic journey from from Cancun, Mexico to Washington D.C. Her goal is to empower survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse everywhere.

She will be joined by Natalia Otero, Executive Director of DC SAFE and Jaime Farrant, Executive Director of Ayuda on Monday, May 5th at noon on how to fight human trafficking and domestic violence.

WHO:  Norma Bastidas, Activist and Triathalon World Record Holder, Natalia Otero, Executive Director, DC SAFE and Jaime Farrant, Executive Director, AYUDA
When:  Monday, May 5, 2014, 12:00 pm
Where: 2000 14th Street, NW 2nd Floor Washington DC 20009


Norma Bastidas is the world record holder for longest triathalon, her mission is to demonstrate to the world that one’s past does not dictate one’s future, and prove that everyday people are capable of making extraordinary strides in the fight against the problems facing the world today.

Be Relentless, the feature-length documentary produced by iEmpathize that has captured Norma Bastidas’s journey as she doubles the world record for longest triathlon of more than 3,700 miles from Cancun, Mexico to Washington D.C. will be released late 2014/early 2015.

It is a movie and a movement designed to unite people like never before in the fight against human trafficking. The binational, bilingual, feature-length documentary will ultimately support iEmpathize’s child protection projects and support the recovery of survivors in the United States and Mexico