On Thursday, February 16, I had the opportunity to take a group of Crefeld students to see I Am Jane Doe, an eye opening documentary about human trafficking, directed by Mary Mazzio. I Am Jane Doe brings some much-needed attention to human trafficking, particularly trafficking of minors, that is happening to children right here in the United States.
Here is a quote from the film website: http://www.iamjanedoefilm.com
“I Am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of other mothers, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer.”
Crefeld students left the movie angry, upset, motivated, compelled, and confused on how this could be happening. Once we returned to campus, we talked about our role in society. What is our obligation to make a positive impact on this world? How can we be agents of change? This was the discussion the whole ride home in the van and it continued on campus.
I encourage you to see this amazing documentary. I also challenge you to get involved in causes that are important to you and help make a difference.