Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 6:30-9:00pm
Introduction by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney
Open and free to the public
- Screening of the documentary Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth, presented by Executive Producer, Morgan Perry
- Remarks from Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney
- Panel discussion with experts who work directly on this important issue. They will discuss the particular problems faced in trying to help these women and what the public can do to curb this illegal exploitation of people in NYC.
Each year, thousands of women and girls are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation. In New York City, women of all ages are forced to work for brothels, strip clubs, massage parlors, bars, escort services, and as street prostitutes. Many of NYC's involuntary sex workers are children; the Department of Justice estimates that the most frequent age of entry into the U.S. commercial sex industry is at 12 to 14 years old. Victims of sex trafficking face extraordinary difficulties in finding help and they face threats of violence, restriction of their personal freedom, extreme coercion and abuse.
Come learn about what is really going on, and how you can help.
Located at: Lang Hall, Hunter College
East 68th Street (Between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10021
The Lang Hall is located on the fourth floor of North Building of Hunter College.
Coordinated by Jessica Prall, MSW Candidate 2012, Columbia University School of Social Work.
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