March 26, 2020, 7:00 PM
"Write Me" Screening and Panel Discussion
Part of the "Write Me" series
Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City
Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel will participate in Museum of Jewish Heritage's March 26, 2020 program. Write Me (2019), a short film by Pearl Gluck, follows an older woman who joins other survivors in reclaiming the histories tattooed on their bodies. In the final part of this series, a panel of women scholars from diverse fields will discuss the role of branding of women's bodies in the context of human trafficking and power. Speakers will be Rochelle G. Saidel, founder and executive director of the Remember the Women Institute; Lauren Hersh, National Director of World Without Exploitation; Carol E. Henderson, editor of Imagining the Black Female Body; Ornit Barkai, documentary filmmaker of the forthcoming Laid to Rest: Buried Stories of the Jewish Sex Trade; and moderator Amy Sodaro, Professor of Sociology, CUNY.
The film Write Me focuses on tattoos – an aesthetic choice for some, but a permanent reminder of harrowing past events for survivors of trafficking and the Holocaust. This series hopes to effect positive change by engaging diverse communities in conversations on art, social justice, history, and current events.
The program is free but advance registration is recommended. Please reserve your place now.