National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Host I AM JANE DOE Screening
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CINCINNATI, OH (August 31, 2017) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host screenings of documentary I AM JANE DOE on Friday, September 8 at Noon, and at 7:00 p.m. The screenings are free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.
I AM JANE DOE chronicles the battle several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds site that for years was part of the Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of others, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer. The film is a gut-wrenching human story and a fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America.
“This is an important film to see, particularly for parents with teenage daughters as it sheds light on the fact that sex trafficking is happening in our neighborhoods, not just in the developing world”, says Lara Green, Initiative Manager of Modern Day Slavery at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “For activists and those interested in joining in the anti-slavery movement, this film will arm you with knowledge of current legislation that is an enabler of sex trafficking within our communities and needs to be changed.”
The screenings are a part of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s program, End Slavery Now. The goal of End Slavery Now is for the public to learn about the issue of modern day slavery, connect with organizations, and take action to end slavery.
Screenings of I AM JANE DOE at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are Friday, September 8, at Noon and 7:00 p.m. The screenings are free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested. For more information about exhibits and programs at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org.