Wednesday, July 27, 7pm
Revolution Books presents
SEX SLAVERY in CAMBODIA
* Photographers JENNIFER MACFARLANE and JESSE PESTA bring back images and stories of women and girls enslaved in the brothels of Cambodia.
* They will be joined by SUNSARA TAYLOR, from Revolution newspaper, who has written and spoken broadly on the liberation of women, including in a national tour "From the Burkha to the Thong, Everything Must -- and Can -- Change; WE NEED A TOTAL REVOLUTION!"
* Also speaking: AIMEE CHAN LINDQUIST fromEXIT ART, where these photographs are currently on view in the exhibition"CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY" (through August 5)
The event will take place at Revolution Books, 146 W. 26th Street
The "Contemporary Slavery" exhibition is at Exit Art, 475 Tenth Ave. @36th St, 212 966 7745.
Jennifer MacFarlane is a Brooklyn-based humanitarian photographer. In 2006 Jennifer traveled to Cambodia to do a story with Marianne Pearl for Glamour magazine on the brothels in Cambodia and Somaly Mam, a heroic woman who has risked her own life to rescue these girls.
Jesse Pesta is a writer, photographer and an editor at The Wall Street Journal. He has lived and worked as a journalist in New York, India, Hong Kong and small-town America. In 2009 he traveled to Cambodia as a photographer for a project on modern-day slavery published in Marie Claire.
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Exit Art's "CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY" investigates various forms of contemporary slavery--from human trafficking and the sex trade; to the exploitation of farm and domestic workers, immigrants and prisoners; to sweatshop, bonded, and child labor-through a bombardment of images taken by leading photojournalists documenting this issue.
|Revolution Books146 W. 26th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave.|
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