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Thu, Apr 25


The Salvation Army of the Council Bluffs

Gridshock Documentary Screening

A Documentary About Sex Trafficking in Iowa

Registration closes Apr 23, 2024, 8:00 PM

Gridshock Documentary Screening
Gridshock Documentary Screening

Time & Location

Apr 25, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The Salvation Army of the Council Bluffs, 715 N 16th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501, USA


About the event

Join our community event of an educational documentary showing of Gridshock: A Documentary About Sex Trafficking in Iowa

Gridshock is a riveting documentary exposing the hidden and disturbing reality behind the sex trafficking demand in Iowa. Vanessa McNeal, a filmmaker and survivor of sexual violence, sets out to explore the often-overlooked reality about why the sex trafficking industry thrives. The truth is that sex trafficking wouldn’t exist without the unquenchable thirst and demand for it. On the quest to learn more, Vanessa discovers who the johns/buyers are and why there is a culture of impunity that hides and protects them. In this riveting and truly disturbing documentary what you think you know about sex trafficking will be challenged. What is hidden will come to light, even in a midwestern state like Iowa. The film features survivors of sex trafficking, local and federal law enforcement, advocates, politicians, and a recovering sex addict.

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Disclaimer: Due to the content, language and nature of the film, this event is not suitable for anyone under the age of 16 yrs.

A free dinner of sandwiches will be provided at registration. After the film Catholic Charities will facilitate a discussion followed by a short intermission. After the intermission, retired Omaha police/FBI officer Dave Reikes will present on human trafficking.

5:30 pm Registration opens and free dinner provided

6:00 pm Documentary begins  

7:15-7:30 pm Intermission

7:30-8:00 pm Speaker Dave Reikes

RSVP today!

This event is presented by Catholic Charities sponsored by Pottawattamie County Prevent Child Abuse.

Therapist Debrenee Grajeda, LMSW, PLMHP will be available if needed.

Contact Caelan Sauberan at staff@thrivingfamiliesalliance with any questions.

Registration closes Apr 23, 2024, 8:00 PM

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