War against sex trafficking comes to Linfield

Linfield is bringing the war against sex trafficking to the students. Through the cooperative efforts of the Chaplains Team and the PLACE Program, the film “Volviendo” will be aired at 7 p.m. April 23 with a discussion and question session after the film.

The film is the result of three filmmakers traveling to South America to make a fictional film about a sex slave, but developed into a documentary about the victims of the Latin American sex trafficking in the countries they traveled through.

The event will host a discussion after the film starting at 8 p.m. with one of the producers, Phillip Abraham, and a survivor, Jes Richardson. The discussion will lead into a Q-and-A session with Portland organizations, including Freedom’s Breath, Mending the Soul, Door to Grace, and others starting at 8:30 p.m.

Artwork from other survivors will also be showcased in the hallway of Melrose Hall for guests to view.

“It’s not just a documentary on what’s happening,” Chaplain David Massey said. “It also offers a solution. We’re trying to address the issue, and often times, people want to do something but don’t know how to do it. So we’re bringing the organizations that can help here.”

This is a free event.


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