YWCA Evansville will be hosting a one-time screening of SOLD at Old National Bank in downtown Evansville on October 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The YWCA selected this date because October 11th is International Day of the Girl Child.
The United Nations General Assembly declared October 11th International Day of the Girl Child to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses the attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
“The fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time. We felt that it was important to focus on this issue on International Day of the Girl Child to not only draw attention to this international crisis, but to also raise awareness about what is going on in our own state of Indiana,” says YWCA CEO, Erika Taylor.
SOLD gives a voice to the millions of children who disappear every year. It is a call to action and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit. The film has partnered with a service called Tugg which enables people and organizations to set up screenings in their local community in efforts to spread awareness. The YWCA has partnered with Old National Bank, Unchartered International, and the Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program to present this film locally.
After the screening, representatives from YWCA Evansville, Unchartered International, and Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program will make remarks. The event is being offered free of charge at the main office of Old National Bank located at 1 N. Main Street. Parking is available in the Old National Bank parking garage.
1 N Main St
Evansville, IN 47708
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