Documentary & Discussion: Sex Trafficking in the USA

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 08 Sep 2015 at 7:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Channel:Lecture Series
Categories:Diversity Lectures Student activities
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The first episode of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's new documentary, A Path Appears. A discussion will follow the 84-minute film. National Affairs Series.

George Belitsos, Retired Youth & Shelter Services CEO, will provide opening remarks. Following the 84-minute film, Teresa Downing-Matibag, executive director of the Network Against Human Trafficking and a lecturer of sociology at Iowa State, will lead a discussion. Participants include Ruth Buckels, the mother of a human trafficking survivor, and Mike Ferjak, who leads the Iowa Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The Department of Justice estimates that there are 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery in the United States. Reporters Kristof and WuDunn introduce us to the complex circumstances behind these shocking numbers and some of the survivors.

For more information, visit the Lectures Program website.