NEW YORK—Fordham University will host a New York City benefit screening of Stolen Childhoods, a feature-length documentary by Robin Romano that exposes the global problem of child labor, on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre at the Fordham School of Law, 140 W. 62nd St., on the Lincoln Center campus. Admission is $12. All proceeds will benefit child-relief organizations.
The documentary, which is narrated by Academy-award winning actor Meryl Streep, profiles child laborers in seven different countries, and the groundbreaking efforts of relief organizations to provide these children with education to help them break their cycle of poverty. There are 246 million child laborers worldwide. This film puts into context the causes and ramifications of child labor and provides examples of successful programs that move children from work to school.
DATE: SUNDAY, DEC. 5
TIME: 6:30 P.M.
PLACE: MCNALLY AMPHITHEATRE
FORDHAM SCHOOL OF LAW
140 W. 62nd STREET, NEW YORK, NY
The screening is being sponsored by the Fordham Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs; the Fordham Institute of Research, Service, and Teaching; the doctoral program in social work; Fordham Law’s Joseph R. Crowley Program in Human Rights; Fordham’s Peace and Justice Studies Program; the vice president for Mission and Ministries at Fordham; the New York Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues; and the Armenian American Society for the Study of Stress and Genocide.