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K-State Today

January 14, 2013



K-State's Freedom Alliance presents 'Very Young Girls'

By Kristen Tebow

Hosted by K-State's Freedom Alliance, the film, "Very Young Girls," will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall.

"Very Young Girls" is an exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows barely adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and intimate interviews with them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek to exit the commercial sex industry. The film also uses startling footage shot by pimps themselves, giving a rare glimpse into how the cycle of exploitation begins for many women.

Before the film, co-sponsors of this event will have educational booths about human trafficking, campus services, and ways for students to get involved in this cause. A slide show of facts and educational material going all the way up to the film will be available. After the film, representatives from the Homestead Ministry and a professor will speak on human trafficking the United States.

We feel that this would be a can't-miss event for the K-State students.