October 2nd, 2009
On Friday, October 16, after a day of talking about human trafficking to an area high school, I will be at the “Wallingford Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” talking about my experience reporting in Cambodia and how it applies to all of us here at home.
If you missed my talk at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, please join me on the 16th. This is a chance for you to learn about both international and domestic human trafficking–modern day slavery–and how we are both part of the problem and part of the solution.
“THE MANY FACES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING”
A SELECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS, SHORT FILMS AND MULTI-MEDIA WORKS
By Tim Matsui, Human Rights Photographer
The face of human trafficking is far too broad to be encompassed in just one story. From the other side of the earth to just next door, this presentation brings together numerous stories in photographs, film and storytelling, to paint a picture of modern day slavery. Tim Matsui embraces a passion for social justice, an interest in human security, and a commitment to affect positive change through the telling of people’s stories.
Tim will show and discuss his documentary work in Cambodia where he was reporting on human trafficking. To give perspective and provide stronger facilitated discussion, he will also show an interview with Kevin Bales talking about his new book “The Slave Next Door,” and will show a recent ABC Nightline story on sex tourism in Cambodia. From this more global
perspective, Tim will bring the discussion home to the Puget Sound and recent efforts by the City of Seattle to address human trafficking in our home town.
“Working with sexual violence and human trafficking has shown me resilience; in even the hardest of stories people can find their voice and regain a future. …Because the human condition can be difficult to witness, I look for stories of hope. Otherwise, for many, it is too much and they turn away.”
Following the presentation, please join us for a facilitated discussion.
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