Coming to Myrtle Beach November 3
Coastal Carolina University on November 3 from 6:30 to 9:00, in the Wall College of Business Auditorium.
In 2007, a group of student photojournalists embarked on a journey through 20+ nations on every inhabitable continent, motivated by their love for photography and their passion for justice. At the outset, their experiences seemed diverse, even random. However, a common thread of human suffering would soon emerge as their travels exposed them to a dark, seldom discussed side of humanity– children being bought and sold to satisfy the sexual pleasures of other humans.
Upon returning to the United States the students produced a book called Sex+Money: A Global Search for Human Worth. This collection of photographs and stories explores the realities of human trafficking and offers readers a global perspective on the consequences of abusing two of the most powerful forces in the world: sex and money.
While researching to write their book, the young journalists were shocked to discover that the same injustice was happening on their own soil. Currently, across America, between 100,000 and 300,000 minors are being sexually exploited. Meanwhile, most Americans are oblivious to this staggering truth. As a result, what started as a Global Search for Human Worth became a National Search for Human Worth.
This 90-minute documentary is about child sex trafficking in America and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. This select screening will be followed by a panel discussion between local experts and the audience. Local anti-trafficking and related organizations will have literature tables outside the auditorium to engage people in the dialogue beyond the screening and to become involved in the movement to end trafficking in South Carolina.
The event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required. The film is unrated, and some of the content material might be inappropriate for children under the age of 15. Parental discretion is advised.
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with local experts, including Michelle Harkey, in order to answer questions from the public in the audience.
For information about Human Trafficking in South Carolina and how you can assist with passing legislation, hot line number, and general information about human trafficking and events in South Carolina, please visit Human Trafficking in South Carolina.
News Release – Immediate
13 October 2011
Film Screening: November 3
“Sex + Money: A National Search For Human Worth”
Conway, SC – “Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth is a documentary about child sex trafficking in America and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. A select screening of the 90-minute film at Coastal Carolina University on November 3 will startat 6:30 PM in the Wall Auditorium in Conway. The film will be followed by a Q&A conversation between local experts and the audience to learn more about child sex trafficking in their area.
Local organizations fighting human trafficking will have tables outside the auditorium to help people get involved immediately after viewing the film. These collaborators include Rape Crisis Center, CCU Women’s Resource Center, Five Rivers Friends Meeting, ECCAHT, Project Lighthouse / Sea Haven and On Eagles Wings Ministries/The Hope House.
The event is being hosted by CCU’s Women and Gender Studies Department, Communication Department, and Women’s Resource Center. It is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Contact Betty Houbion at 843.357.7010 for more information.
This will be very provocative… which is needed to give our “electronically crazed youth” and even baby boomers a sense of reality concerning this issue! It reminds me of the wonderful advocate and survivor, Rachael Lloyd and GEMS-Girls Educating & Mentoring Service and her “Very Young Girls” documentary shown on Showtime.
I applaud you Betty for this venture!
Donna R. Gore, M.A.