ABOUT THE EVENT

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The Stand Against Trafficking coalition will be hosting a free, one-time screening of the award-winning documentary “The Long Night” at The Moxie cinema


ON Sunday, January 22, at 6:00pm.


The public is invited to attend this event to be followed by a question-and-answer session with representatives from the medical, law enforcement and social services sectors.


As a nonprofit, The Moxie screens first-run independent and foreign films. The Moxie cinema seeks to enrich the cultural life of Springfield through the presentation and discussion of films of social import and high artistic quality. Their commitment to collaboration has led to a wide array of partnerships with local organizations including the Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield Regional Arts Council, Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield and more.


The Stand Against Trafficking coalition is officially registered with the Division of Behavioral Health, which has built their capacity and established them as a resource for trafficking prevention in Greene County. Stand Against Trafficking exists to mobilize the community to end human trafficking in the Ozarks. The work of the coalition involves collaboration from multiple community agencies and organizations as well as individuals in the community, all who have a desire to fulfill the mission. For more information on taking a stand against human trafficking please visit standagainsttrafficking.org.

ABOUT THE FILM

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ilmed and directed by award-winning photojournalist Tim Matsui, “The Long Night” gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. The film recounts the personal stories of seven Seattle, Washington, inhabitants impacted by domestic minor sex trafficking. View the trailer for the film on this page or at www.MoxieCinema.com.

"Sadly, child sex trafficking does take place in the Ozarks," says Alice Weimer, Stand Against Trafficking chair. “One of our best defenses against human trafficking is spreading awareness. Our coalition seeks to educate the public about this practice and how they can take part in bringing it to an end. This screening is a prime opportunity for the community to learn more.”