'Not My Life': Slavery in Anchorage explored
The film "Not My Life" depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.
The film, shot on five different continents, in a dozen countries, 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.
In addition to a screening of the award-winning film, there will also be a panel discussion sponsored by the Alaska World Affairs Council. On the panel is: Robin Bronen, executive director of the Alaska Institute for Justice, who's worked on human trafficking issues in Alaska since 2000, Michelle DeWitt, executive director of the Tundra Women's Coalition in Bethel, which supports a 30-bed shelter serving the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Jolene Goeden, a Special Agent with the FBI in Alaska who's assigned to the Child Exploitation Take Force and First Lady Sandy Parnell.