Free movie screening and panel on human trafficking will be held at Marywood in Scranton on Feb. 22
From a press release:
Marywood University’s social work club, Caritas, will host a showing of the movie “Sold” on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Comerford Theatre in the Center of Natural and Health Science on the university’s campus in Scranton.
Following the movie screening, the Northeast Pennsylvania Task Force Against Human Trafficking will hold a presentation and discussion panel. This event is free and open to the public.
“Sold” is a narrative feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick. Based on true stories, “Sold” is the story of Lakshmi, who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl’s story, “Sold” illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the globe each year. The movie is a call to action and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit.
The Caritas Club, a forum through which social work majors at Marywood University (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton) can broaden and enrich their knowledge base as it relates to social work education and practice, functions in a liaison capacity with the School of Social Work and provides active voluntary service at various community organizations. Additionally, the Caritas Club provides student input into the policies, curriculum, and other educational endeavors of the bachelor of social work program at Marywood.
For additional information about the movie, presentation, or panel discussion, contact Kielty Turner, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Social Work at Marywood, at 570-348-6211, ext. 2396, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.