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Not My Life: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

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The Human Services Program and the Northeastern University Law School co-sponsored a screening of the UNICEF documentary film, “Not My Life,” an intense look inside the world of modern-day slavery in all of its forms to recognize Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  The film provided many horrific stories of trafficking in today’s world including women trafficked through the sex trade nationally and internationally, boys forced into fishing labor in Ghana and women forced into domestic servitude in wealthy communities in the United States. After the film, a lively panel of professionals in research, law and social services was introduced and asked to react to the film. Each of the panelists provided an interesting and informative perspective in relation to the problem of human trafficking specifically in Massachusetts and New England, inspiring thorough discussion about the motivating factors that contribute to the vulnerability of the trafficked.  With an audience of potential service providers and legal advocates, the discussion revolved around what needs to be done to address the core factors like poverty, inequality and access to education which perpetuate modern-day slavery.

Published On: February 8, 2014 | Tags: ,,,,,
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