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The Northern Nevada International Center, in partnership with the World Affairs Councils of America and the National Security Forum, will hold an evening of events to increase awareness about human trafficking in Northern Nevada.
The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a screening of Not My Life at the University of Nevada, Reno Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts, including Melissa Holland with Awaken, Inc., Brett Kandt with the Attorney General's Office, Tiffany Short with the FBI, and Ron Chalmers with the Reno Police Department.
At 7 p.m., the evening will conclude with an organized flash mob to stop traffic on Virginia Street in front of Lawlor Events Center.
The film Not My Life comprehensively depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual exploitation, and child soldiering. The film is directed by academy award nominee Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Parking will be provided for NSF participants in the parking meters between Lawlor Events Center and the Brian Whalen Parking Garage.