Screening of “Very Young Girls” on January 11th at UPENN

Written by Alex Gibson on . Posted in Covenant House, discussion, film screening, PAT Coalition, Tags, trafficking, UPENN

To help promote National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, our friends over at The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice are co-sponsoring a film screening and discussion around the film “Very Young Girls” on January 11th.
Film description from IMDB:
“[The] title reflects the fact that in the United States the average age of entry into prostitution is just thirteen. The film takes us into the work of a former sexually exploited youth-turned-activist named Rachel Lloyd, who started the New York City organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) to help victimized young women escape their pimps and find another way of life.”

Hosted by the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition, the film screening and discussion will be held on Wednesday, January 11th from 6pm-8pm. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. The screening will be located at Stiteler Hall on Penn’s campus, 208 South 37th Street.

For more information, call the Covenant House PA at (215) 951-5411 or visit

Have you seen the film? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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