Marywood University News

Human Trafficking Movie, Presentation, and Discussion Panel
February 16, 2018

The University’s social work club, Caritas, is hosting a showing of the movie, SOLD, on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 7 p.m., in the Comerford Theatre in the Center of Natural and Health Science, on the University’s campus. Following the movie screening, the Northeast Pennsylvania Task Force Against Human Trafficking will hold a presentation and discussion panel. This event is free and open to the public.

SOLD is a narrative feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick. Based on true stories, SOLD is the story of Lakshmi, who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl’s story, SOLD illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the globe each year. SOLD is a call to action and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit.

The Caritas Club, a forum through which social work majors at Marywood University can broaden and enrich their knowledge base as it relates to social work education and practice, functions in a liaison capacity with the School of Social Work and provides active voluntary service at various community organizations. Additionally, the Caritas Club provides student input into the policies, curriculum, and other educational endeavors of the Bachelor of Social Work program at Marywood University.

For additional information about the movie, presentation, or panel discussion, please contact Kielty Turner, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Social Work at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2396, or email