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Vegas PBS Presents ‘Surviving Sin City’ Featuring Expert Panel Moderated by Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto

Published on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 (11:12 a.m.)

Vegas PBS Presents ‘Surviving Sin City’
Presentation Includes Expert Panel Moderated by
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto


WHO: Vegas PBS Channel 10

WHAT &
WHEN: January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Vegas PBS is broadcasting two special programs that shine a much-needed light on the crisis from a local perspective:

Surviving Sin City - 10 p.m., Thursday, January 16. “Surviving Sin City” is a powerful documentary that captures the iniquitous reality of human sex trafficking in Las Vegas. Giving an overview of the current situation in “Sin City,” as told by local advocates, leaders and survivors, marks only the beginning of a long upward battle to combat this atrocity in our city.

Immediately following the program, Vegas PBS will air a human trafficking panel it recently hosted in studio. Moderated by Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto , the panel is comprised of local experts including Gwendolyn "Lou" Pascoe, Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force; Lieutenant Karen Hughes, Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Vice Section; Toshia Shaw, Purple W.I.N.G.S.; Stacey Cramer, Salvation Army; Aisha Gevenberg-Lewis, LCSW, iEvolve Center; Shannon LaNeve, Clark County School District; and Alexis Kennedy, PhD, UNLV Department of Criminal Justice.

Trafficked No More – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014. In addition, Vegas PBS will join other major TV networks in the statewide media block airing of “Trafficked No More,” a locally produced documentary that shares the true story of a sex trafficking victim and illuminates the issue with commentary from survivors and statewide experts in law enforcement, public health, legislation and victim services.

The airing of “Surviving Sin City” and “Trafficked No More” is sponsored by the Vegas PBS Women’s Engagement Council.

CONTACT: Latoya Bembry, The Ferraro Group, 702.367.7771
[email protected]

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