[Asuw_women] Very Young Girls Screening & Panelist Discussion
asuwomn at uw.edu
Thu Mar 29 15:03:38 PDT 2012
Cost: FREE | *Registration required* via http://bit.ly/xbTK2S
Date: April 10th 7:00pm-9:00pm
LOCATION: UW-Kane Hall 220 (first-ever sex trafficking awareness event by
new UW student group: Students Against Sexually Exploited Youth)
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/168327886618088/
Did you know we are in a crisis with the sex trafficking crisis locally,
domestically and globally especially because of the growing prostitution
problem? VERY YOUNG GIRLS is an exposé of the commercial sexual
exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by
pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows barely
adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and intimate interviews with
them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek to exit the
commercial sex industry. The film also uses startling footage shot by pimps
themselves, giving a rare glimpse into how the cycle of exploitation begins
for many women.
As in NYC, sexual exploitation happens everywhere around the world whether
in urban or suburb settings. Where there is prostitution, there is illegal
activity, sexual exploitation, violence, etc.
In fact, SEATTLE is considered one of the worst urban cities in the U.S.
with sexual exploitation of hundreds of youth as well as boys and women.
*Tarna McCurtain | Social Work Professor, University of Washington
*Robert Beiser | We Repair + Seattle Against Slavery
*Alex Sum | International Justice Mission + Hope for Justice
Hope to see you there!
ASUW Vice President
Associated Students of the University of Washington
ASUW Women's Action Commission Director
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