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A Conversation with Robert Kolker & Rachel Lloyd on Violence in the Commercial Sex Industry
Start Date: 9/25/2013Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 9/25/2013End Time: 3:00 PM

Event Description:
Join us for a conversation with Robert Kolker, author of "Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery," and Rachel Lloyd, author of "Girls Like Us" and Executive Director of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEM).

In 2010, the bodies of four women working in the commercial sex industry were found wrapped in burlap on Suffolk County, Long Island. The discovery made headlines: was a new serial killer on the loose? The murders remain unsolved, but the discoveries also underlines a worrying new reality. As the identities of the slain women emerged, it became clear that they had used the Internet as their primary source of finding clients. While violence in the commercial sex industry is not news, the unfolding stories revealed how the Web has created a dangerous new channel for young women anxious to escape backgrounds of poverty.

Veteran journalist Robert Kolker decided to look behind the headlines to draw a compelling portrait of the victims and their families. His book, "Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery," published this summer, has drawn admiring reviews. Kolker will join Rachel Lloyd, Executive Director of GEMS, for a discussion about what he found and its implications for the Internet, law enforcement and society. 

RSVP: Ricardo Martinez at rmartinez@jjay.cuny.edu OR 646.557.4690.
Location Information:
New Building - New Building  (View Map)
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY
Room: 09.64
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Light refreshments will be served.

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