Tuesday, February 15, 2011

[FREE-FOOD] Tonight at 7pm Fwd: [svc4all] Commercial Sexual Exploitation... In the United States?

Domestic Human Sex Trafficking of Young Girls in New York City
Tuesday, February 15th
7pm Black Community Services Center


Steven Michael Crane
B.A. Class of 2011 | Stanford University
stevenmcrane@gmail.com | (650) 720-5070

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Thought Human Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation were problems only other countries had to deal with?
Think Again

The Lovely Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
will be hosting a film screening of "Very Young Girls," a provocative film that explores the world of 
Domestic Human Sex Trafficking of Young Girls in New York City
Tuesday, February 15th
7pm Black Community Services Center

*This Event is Hosted in Collaboration with V-Week and the Women's Community Center*

Donations will be accepted at the event and various locations on campus for MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, Serving Sexually Exploited Youth), an organization that works to combat commercial sexual exploitation in Oakland, California 
See Below for details

MISSSEY's Wishlist: 

Donations will be collected at the Film Screening, as well as in Mirrielees, The Black Community Services Center, and Ujamaa beginning 2/16/11Many of these items can be purchased at the Stanford Bookstore or near Campus

  • New, youth-appropriate seasonal clothing and shoes
  • New undergarments
Hygiene supplies
  • Scented lotions
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons (w/ applicator)
  • Pads
  • Dental hygiene products
  • Hair care products
  • African American hair care products
  • Lip balm / Lip gloss
  • Shaving lotion
  • Re-useable razors and replacement heads
Gift Certificates/Cards

$5.00 gift cards

  • Walgreens
  • Subway
  • Starbucks
  • Jamba Juice
  • Wal-mart
  • Target
About the Film: 
Very Young Girls
 is an exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps, and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows barely-adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and intimate interviews with them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek to exit the commercial sex industry. The film also uses startling footage shot by pimps themselves, giving a rare glimpse into how the cycle of exploitation begins for many women.

The film identifies hope for these girls in the organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services), a recovery agency founded and run by Rachel Lloyd, herself a survivor of sexual exploitation. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth. Very Young Girls will change the way law enforcement, the media, and society as a whole look at sexual exploitation, street prostitution and human trafficking that is happening right in our own backyard

Viviana Arcia
Stanford University | Class of 2013
B.A. Candidate | Feminist Studies and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
ASSU Executive Cabinet | Chair of Women's Issues
President | Stanford V Week
Women's Community Center | Women at Work Coordinator
Intern | Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness

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