Talia Carner program on Zoom, January 26, 2021
In the late 1800s - early 1900s, against the poverty, persecution and pogroms in Eastern Europe, the lure of "America" was exploited by members of Zwi Migdal a legal traffickers' union that operated with impunity in South America for 70 years. An estimated 150,000 Jewish girls and women fell for false promises of jobs and marriage - -only to be forced into prostitution. In her speech, author Talia Carner revealed how the cries of these women, also shunned by the Jewish community, forced her to expose the most shameful chapter in our history. She also spoke to the dynamics of modern sex-trafficking in the U.S. today and how we can end this evil in our own backyards.