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Film and talk on sex industry child trafficking

"Breaking the Silence: Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery in South Asia"

NOV. 8, 5:30-7:30 PM, HUB AUDITORIUM</p>

Each year, roughly four million women and children are trafficked internationally - many of whom are forced into labor and the sex trade. Help break the silence by learning more about this hidden industry.

We will begin with a partial viewing of the acclaimed documentary, "The Day My God Died," which traces the experiences of young South Asian girls trafficked into prostitution. Immidiately following the film, a panel of trafficking experts will discuss the latest research and what is being done to support trafficking victims.

The panelists include Sutapa Basu, Director of the UW Women's Center; Sahar Romani, a Daywalka Foundation Fellow who works on creative writing projects in Calcutta with children from the Red Light District; and Sally Newman of the Trafficking In Persons Department in Washington D.C.

This event is free and open to the public, however there is a suggested donation of $5 that will benefit the work being done by the Daywalka Foundation.

For more information, call 206-650-1090 or e-mail arshiya@u.washington.edu



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