Exposing the Sexual Exploitation

The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry is 13 years old… right here in the United States. On March 2, get a glimpse into the tragic and touching lives of these Very Young Girls.

Very Young Girls, the Showtime documentary and 2007 official selection of the Toronto Film Festival, follows the lives of several young girls in New York City as they experience the underworld of domestic human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. The film documents the efforts of the Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) of Harlem.

Join the Students Organized Against Rape (SOAR) and professor of psychology Yvonne Rafferty on March 2 in the Student Union on the NYC Campus as they screen and discuss this important film.  Also in attendance will be Bianca Baquerizo, a guest speaker from GEMS.