The Center for Combating Human Trafficking at Wichita State University will host an event Thursday focusing on the criminalization of individuals who have survived sex trafficking.
The center’s “Love Not Lockup” event will feature a showing of the documentary "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story" by Dan Birman. Cyntoia Brown was arrested for the 2004 murder of a 43-year-old man. Brown, who was 16 at the time, was forced into prostitution and the man had solicited her for sex. She was given a life sentence.
Kansas civic leaders, staff from the WSU center and Birman will participate in a panel discussion after the documentary is shown.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. North. It is free and open to the public.
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