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First Omaha screening of award-winning Human Trafficking documentary

Gridshock PosterCreighton University and Union Pacific’s LEAD organization invite community members to Omaha’s first screening of the documentary Gridshock at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12, in the Harper Center auditorium on the Creighton campus.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required as seating is limited. Visit to register.

The documentary, by film maker Vanessa McNeal, looks at the hidden and disturbing reality behind the sex trafficking demand in the Midwest. It is focused on the buyers who create the demand for sex trafficking and the culture of impunity that hides and protects them.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about human trafficking with local advocacy groups and organizations providing community education and resources for victims.

More information about the event can be found here.

About the Sponsors Union Pacific's LEAD organization is an employee resource group dedicated to a mission of fostering an environment that increases opportunities for women to advance as company leaders. These opportunities are supported by professional programming, personal development, mentoring and community involvement. The employee resource group works to unite women from across Union Pacific’s 23 state system. LEAD is an acronym that stands for Lead. Educate. Achieve. Develop. Creighton University’s Heider College of Business, The Human Trafficking Initiative (HTI), uses data science to collect, analyze and evaluate the scope of human trafficking and identify corresponding policy solutions. Crysta Price, BA’14, MA’16, director and Terry Clark, PhD, co-director of HTI, assist all levels of law enforcement, nonprofits and government agencies by providing them with important data to guide strategy and decision-making. The long-term goal of HTI is to supply solid data and research on the prevalence and causes of human trafficking, and to identify and evaluate holistic strategies to counter the issue that can be utilized by other local, national and international organizations who are also working to tackle the issue.


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