Film & Discussion: My Stolen Childhood and Trafficked in America

Date: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Adler Study, Room 514

Hosted by the Ethical Action Committee and local chapters of Amnesty International

TRAFFICKED IN AMERICA

Frontline and the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley tell the inside story of Guatemalan teens who were forced to work against their will on an Ohio egg farm in 2014.

MY STOLEN CHILDHOOD

Thousands of women across West Africa have been enslaved by a centuries old practice called “trokosi”. Girls are forced to live and work with priests in religious shrines, for the rest of their lives, to “pay” for the sins of family members. Although the practice has officially been banned in Ghana, it’s still happening there and in other parts of West Africa but on a smaller scale. Twenty years after she was freed from this practice, Brigitte Sossou Perenyi goes on a journey to understand what trokosi really is and why her family gave her away.