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5th Annual MINCA CAC/MDT conference
April 20, 2015 @ 7:30 am - April 21, 2015 @ 4:30 pm$145
One of the featured sessions at the conference will be a screening of the acclaimed documentary film “Playground, the Child Sex Trade in America”. The sexual exploitation of children is a problem that we tend to relegate to back-alley brothels in developing countries, the province of a particularly inhuman, and invariably foreign, criminal element. Such is the initial premise of Libby Spears’ sensitive investigation into the topic. But she quickly concludes that very little thrives on this planet without American capital, and the commercial child sex industry is certainly thriving. Spears intelligently traces the epidemic to its disparate, and decidedly domestic, roots — among them the way children are educated about sex, and the problem of raising awareness about a crime that inherently cannot be shown.
There will be a follow up session with the filmmaker, Libby Spears, to answer questions and learn how CAC/MDT professionals in Michigan can combat this ever present problem.