Sunday, January 31, 2016
2:00pm - 4:45pm
Major cities like Dallas and Houston are hubs for underage sex trafficking, victimizing children as young as 10 years-old. 68% of these children come from the foster care system, and some are from affluent families.
In solidarity with Human Trafficking Awareness Day, FirstChurch is presenting 8 Days, a 90 minute film directed by Jaco Booyens. Inspired by actual events, 8 Days tells the story of a teenage girl who sneaks off to a party with friends and becomes abducted into a world of sex trafficking.
It is easy for many of us to ignore the pervasive issue of human trafficking, assuming that it does not happen in our neighborhoods. The reality, though, is that human trafficking does not discriminate by skin color, financial stature or ZIP code. The best way to protect our children and hopefully rescue those already ensnared in human trafficking is to expose this reality and become educated about what to look for.
Join us to view the film, meet the director and ask questions of local leaders working to abolish this modern-day slavery. We hope you will bring your friends and adult family members. Although this movie has neither sexual content nor nudity, it is for mature audiences, featuring harsh language and aggressive storytelling. As such, childcare will be provided. Click here to watch trailer.
Following the film, local leaders from the following organizations will lead a discussion.
- Director Jaco Booyens, After Eden Pictures
- Andy Stoker, FirstChurch
- New Friends New Life
- Traffic 911
- Mosaic Family Services
- LeTot Center for Girls
Childcare provided. Free parking available in Bryan Tower (bring parking ticket to be validated).
8 Days – Rated PG-13. No Cost.