On Wednesday, March 19, in the McShea Student Center at 6:00 p.m., DeSales University will host a viewing of the documentary Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth, followed by a panel discussion.
The documentary is about domestic sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. Since September 2009, the crew has traveled to more than 30 states and conducted more than 75 interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists, psychologists, adult film stars, among others. A screening of the film will take place followed by a panel of local experts and service providers to discuss the issue of domestic sex trafficking locally.
“By sponsoring this viewing of Sex + Money, we are attempting to show our students that human sex trafficking is a major crimeagainst humanity that is happening not only across the United States but right here in the Lehigh Valley” said Fr. Timothy McIntire, OSFS, the university chaplain. “Human sex trafficking is one of the most pressing issues confronting our society yet one of the least confronted issues.”
The event is being held in hopes that the awareness of human trafficking to the community. This movie in particular was chosen because it addresses such an important issue and it was inspired by young adults, many of whom are the age of DeSales University students.
“My hope is that our students will be inspired and empowered to start speaking out about this crime against human dignity, along with the scourge of our society, pornography,” said McIntire.
This event ishosted by DeSales University’s CMDA - Christian Medical Dental Association & Campus Ministry and VAST – Valley Against Sex Trafficking. Admission is free, donations accepted to benefit VAST and The Truth Home, a local therapeutic residential home offering hope-filled futures to rescued victims of sex trafficking, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.
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