BANGOR – The Penquis Sex Trafficking Action Response Team is hosting an online film screening and discussion panel.
The goal is to put a light on human trafficking and what it looks like in rural communities. The project coordinator said the film being shown, Gridshock, is set in Iowa but relates to our rural communities here in Maine.
Kristie Decker said social media can relay a lot of misconceptions about human trafficking.
“The stories on social media have us believe it’s one thing. Our mission is to show what’s really happening with human trafficking in our communities, right down the street from us and at our workplaces, and happening to people that we know, by people that we know,” said Kristie Decker, project coordinator.
The virtual event will take place Sept. 29. The screening is about an hour, and questions with professionals and a local survivor will follow.
Decker said she wants people to know help is out there.