The Utah Film Center in partnership with the Junior League of Salt Lake City present a free film screening of “I Am Jane Doe”, directed by Mary Mazzio. The film is free and open to the public, with no tickets required.
The film is a chronicle of the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com. The film shines a light on child sex trafficking, a gut-wrenching reality that affects every community in America, debunking the myth that this crime only happens in developing countries.
The premiere begins Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library. Immediately following the film, guests will hear from a panel of advocates that are striving to end human trafficking in Utah. The panel includes: Erin Mendenhall (District 5 Salt Lake City Councilwoman, Nubia Pena (Advocacy & Prevention Training Specialist, UCASA), Terry Palmer (National Director of Backyard Broadcast) and moderated by Turner Bitton (Executive Director of Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault).
To see the film trailer, visit http://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/i-am-jane-doe/
The Junior League of Salt Lake City is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action, education, and leadership of trained volunteers. We serve the community through projects like the Women Helping Women Clothing Boutique, & CARE Fair. For more information, visit www.jlslc.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jlslc.