America’s Dark Secret: Sex Trafficking

Morgan Perry, Executive Producer of the film, "Sex and Money"; Pamela Pillsbury, Co-Director of the Pennsylvania Regional Center for Public Safety Innovation; and Bethany Woodcock, Director of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard)

Common Hour event series

Thursday, November 29, 2012
11:30 a.m.

Modern-Day sex slavery is a vicious crime that grips the entire world, including the United States. There is an estimated figure that 1.2 million children and youth are sexually exploited each year worldwide.

Within the United States 200,000-300,000 youth remain at high risk of being sexually exploited each year and another 100,000 kids are currently being trafficked. Usually, especially within the US, the worldwide statistic remains a higher priority to citizens rather than the number of victims found within the United States. Even with much of our youth at risk, the US continues to remain blind in regards to the issue of sex trafficking that occurs right in our backyards. Sex trafficking endures as a problem for every state and city in America.

The crime is large and growing and it deserves our attention. Clips from Morgan Perry's film, Sex and Money: A Global Search for Human Worth, will guide this panel of experts in educating our community about modern day slavery. They will discuss (in regards to both the nation as a whole and Lancaster county) who is involved in the crime, how to find them, and how to properly reach out to legislators and law enforcement to put an end to this crime.

Morgan Perry is a journalist, activist, author of the book Sex and Money: A Global Search for Human Worth, and executive producer of the film, Sex and Money: A Global Search for Human Worth.

Pamela Pillsbury, is on the Pennsylvania state advisory committee on human trafficking, Co-Director at Pennsylvania Regional Center for Public Safety Innovation, and activist.

Bethany Woodcock is the founder of the Lancaster Non-Profit Organization, NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard), Co-Chair of the CASE (Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation of Children) task force, and activist

This event is open to the public.



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