Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute

The Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute at The University of Toledo is hosting the first Ohio screening of the powerful, new documentary I Am Jane Doe.

UT Hosting I am Jane Doe

The Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute at The University of Toledo is hosting the first Ohio screening of the powerful, new documentary I Am Jane Doe.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO DOERMANN THEATER

TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017

6 P.M. RECEPTION

6:30 P.M. PANEL

7 P.M. SCREENING

This event is free and open to the public.

Registration

 

Panelists

Robert Portman, U.S. Senator

Robert Portman, U.S. Senator

Sharon L. Gaber, President, The University of Toledo

Sharon L. Gaber, President, The University of Toledo

Celia Williams, PhD

Celia Williamson, PhD, Director, UT’s Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute

About the Documentary

I Am Jane Doe is a powerful, new documentary written and directed by Mary Mazzio, narrated by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Miss Sloane) and produced by Mazzio and Academy Award nominee Alec Sokolow (Toy Story). The film chronicles the battle several American mothers are waging on behalf of their underage daughters who were bought and sold for sex on Backpage.com, an adult classifieds section that, for years, was part of the iconic Village Voice.

I Am Jane Doe follows the journey of the girls and their mothers, whose lawsuits against Backpage have placed their children on a collision course with not only the owners of Backpage, but also with judges, powerful industries, special interest groups and Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act, a digital law federal judges have interpreted in a manner that creates safe haven for website publishers to advertise underage girls for sex. The legal fights have, thus far, not gone well for the Jane Doe children, but have sparked a political movement and a U.S. Congressional investigation.

I Am Jane Doe shines a light on child sex trafficking, a gut-wrenching reality that affects every community in the U.S. and debunks the myth that this crime happens “somewhere else.”

I am Jane Doe - Trailer

Last Updated: 7/25/17