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Event Thu Mar 10 2011

Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, as Danny Fenster reported on for Gapers Block last year, remains a serious problem in the city -- often unbeknown to many Chicagoans.

In honor of Women's History Month, activists will screen the documentary Turning a Corner on Saturday at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the film, a project between the Prostitution Alternatives Round Table (PART) and Beyondmedia Education, prostitution survivors from Chicago reveal their stories about Chicago's sex trade. A panel discussing the problems of human trafficking and domestic violence will follow the screening. One of the panel members will be Daria Mueller, a senior policy specialist at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless who helped produce the film. Other panelists include representatives from the Oak Park and Maywood police departments, Sarah's Inn of Oak Park, and the Cook County Human Trafficking Response Team.

State Rep. Karen Yarbrough (D-Broadview) organized the forum.

You can purchase the film here and watch the trailer below.

 
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Kevin / March 14, 2011 9:07 AM

Human trafficking is a global issue. The tragedy of trafficking is thousand of young girls and boys are sold into modern-day slavery I would like to suggest a documentary, by MTV Exit, "SOLD", it provides a compelling look into this dark, inhuman, and exploitative world and shows how each one of us can help to prevent modern-day slavery.

http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/479

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