Thursday, March 12, 2009

Child Prostitution Documentary, Panel Discussion Hosted by Emory Law

Emory University School of Law will host a screening of the film "The Sold Project: Thailand" at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the school's Tull Auditorium, 1300 Clifton Rd. Filmed on location in Thailand, the documentary tells the story of children whose lives have been affected by prostitution. The screening is free and open to the public.

Rachel Sparks, founder of the SOLD Project and producer of the documentary, and Rachel Goble, executive director and associate producer, will speak at the screening. A question-and-answer session and panel discussion on human sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children in Atlanta and internationally will follow.

Panelists include:

Stephanie Davis, policy adviser, women’s issues, Office of the Mayor, Atlanta
Monique Hennink, associate professor, Rollins School of Public Health
Joseph Fonseca, coordinator, Crimes Against Children, Atlanta Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Kaffie McCullough, program manager, Community Collaboratives-Juvenile Justice Fund, A Future Not a Past
Nathan Whiteman, coordinator, MATCH Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Kirsten Widner, post graduate fellow in law, Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic
The event is sponsored by the Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory Law, the Emory Law Office of Student Affairs, the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, the Legal Association of Women Students (LAWS) and the Emory University Office of Multicultural Programs and Services.

About the SOLD Project

The SOLD Project is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering individuals to stop child prostitution before it begins.

The SOLD Project prevents the buying and selling of children through scholarships to those at risk. It supports partner organizations in Thailand that work to rescue and rehabilitate at-risk children.

The film tells stories of the children and allows those stories to inspire individuals to react.

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