Community Film Series: Dreamcatcher
January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sundance award winner DREAMCATCHER takes us into a hidden world of prostitution and sexual trafficking through the eyes of one of its survivors, Brenda Myers-Powell. Brenda, a former sex worker, defied the odds to become a powerful advocate for change in her community, and works to help women and young girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation. DREAMCATCHER lays bare the hidden violence that devastates the lives of these young women, their families and the communities where they live in Chicago and Brenda’s unflinching intervention that turns these desperate lives around.
View the trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMPXhevhw0U
Panel Q&A: Hear from chair of the Trafficking in Persons Counsel, head of the Sex Workers and Allies Network, Director of the Human Anti-trafficking Response Team, individuals with lived experience, and other community stakeholders.
5:30pm – Refreshments & Mingling
6:00pm – Welcome & Film Screening
7:45pm – Panel Q&A
The Connecticut Women’s Consortium’s Community Film Series endeavors to stimulate connections, raise awareness, increase knowledge, and encourage dialogue about current issues impacting our communities. As part of our vision of eliminating discrimination and promoting excellence in our behavioral health system, we will offer a series of thought-provoking documentaries on topics addressing the secondary trauma of caregivers, incarceration and re-entry, veteran mental health, the opioid epidemic, the recovery movement, and childhood trauma.
Films are free and open to the public. Light snack and refreshments available starting at 5:30pm and films start at 6:00pm. The screening will be followed by panel discussions and audience question and answer sessions. Please join us to connect with those who share your concerns about ensuring our communities remain committed to addressing the behavioral health needs of all.