“KNOW Human Trafficking” Screens at West Shore UU Church

Sat 5/11 @ 7PM

The West Shore social action film series presents documentaries on a variety of social justice issues on a monthly basis. These showings also bring along a speaker knowledgeable in the subject who will engage with attendees, answer questions, share their knowledge and start a dialogue.

On Sat 5/11 @ 7pm, West Shore will be presenting the film KNOW Human Trafficking, a short documentary that examines the struggles and experiences of human trafficking through storytelling. Through the lens of four survivors of sex trafficking and a detective on Ohio’s task force, the documentary shows these realities alongside those impacted the most.

Filmmakers Hollie and Byron Brubaker will join us to discuss the film after its showing, along with a representative from the Renee Jones Empowerment Center and survivor of human trafficking. Hollie especially emphasizes the healing components of storytelling. She said, “For the women telling their stories, it was a part of their healing journey — to be able to talk through it, talk about their experiences, to find strength in what they’ve been through.”

This showing is free and open to the public. We all have something to learn from identifying trafficking, understanding the experiences, and being aware that it does happen right here in Ohio.

[Written by Jenna Thomas]

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