Documentary & Discussion: Gridshock, Sex Trafficking in Iowa

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Date/Time:Monday, 08 Apr 2019 at 7:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
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Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
Categories:Arts, performances Diversity Lectures
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Filmmaker Vanessa McNeal, a graduate of Iowa State, will screen her fourth and most recent film, Gridshock, a documentary exposing the hidden and disturbing reality behind sex trafficking in Iowa and the often-overlooked reality about why the industry thrives -- because there is a demand for it. Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This film is 55 minutes, and a discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Vanessa McNeal will immediately follow the screening. She will be joined by Steffani Simbric, Human Trafficking Instructor for the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy; Karen Gale, FBI victim specialist; and a staff member from the YSS Teens Against Human Trafficking.

McNeal's film features survivors of sex trafficking, local and federal law enforcement, advocates, politicians, and a recovering sex addict. What you think you know about sex trafficking will be challenged.