Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor Susan Tiefenbrun will be speaking on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day as part of a special screening of “Indoctrinated: The Grooming of Our Children into Prostitution” on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the law school.
The event is co-sponsored by TJSL’s Center for Global Studies and STAT! (Soroptimists Together Against Trafficking,) and the screening at the law school is one of five screenings being held throughout San Diego County on January 11.
“Indoctrinated,” a film produced by Legacy Productions in association with the San Diego County Office of Education and The ACTION Network, uncovers the scope and destructive nature of child sex trafficking and teaches parents and youth about the tactics used by pimps and gangs to recruit, groom, psychologically coerce and indoctrinate their victims into a life of sexual exploitation and violence. (May not be suitable for children under 13 years.)
The film includes exclusive footage from the streets of San Diego as well as interviews with former sexually exploited youth. Law enforcement, prosecutors, government officials, social service agencies, and former exploiters are interviewed, providing shocking statistics.
As noted, the screening will be followed by remarks by Professor of Law Susan Tiefenbrun, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Global Legal Studies at TJSL. Dr. Tiefenbrun has been writing and speaking about sex slavery and human trafficking for many years and her expertise is recognized by human rights organizations around the world.
The event is free to everyone and doors open at 6 p.m. at the law school, which is located at 1155 Island Avenue in San Diego’s East Village.