This is a community conversation about the human trafficking crisis.
Join us to hear Cheri Crider who escaped commercial sexual exploitation 40 years ago and knows both the heartache and triumphs of healing from trauma. Cheri lends her experience to universities to develop curricula to protect vulnerable youth from exploitation. As an advocate and speaker, she carries the message to end human trafficking in all forms.
There will be two short films. “Entrapment” follows the story of “Erica” as she is recruited into sex trafficking. This dramatized scenario, from the national Blue Awareness campaign, depicts indicators of sex trafficking and addresses the vulnerabilities of young high school-aged girls. “I am Little Red” is an animated short aimed at children most at-risk for sex trafficking with the goal of prevention and awareness. Narrated by the Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and written by 10 survivors (aged 14-21) of sex trafficking, this film is a contemporary reimagining of the classic fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood.” It addresses the four tactics a “wolf”(trafficker/pimp) will typically use to lure Little Red off the path.
This is a two hour event that is co-sponsored by Needham PATH (People Against Trafficking Humans) and the Needham Human Rights Committee.
This is a two hour event which is free and open to the public.