NEW YORK — Holy Name’s Daniel Grigassy, OFM, is appearing in a film produced by Franciscans International that will debut early next month. “Hear it First Hand: Trafficking Stories, Policy and Best Practices” will be shown March 8, alongside a panel discussion, at the International Social Justice Commission in Midtown Manhattan.
The film includes responses from religious communities who were asked late last year about the trafficking of women and girls in their community. Responses came from all over the world, according to Heather Metcalfe, an FI staff member.
The program is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 221 East 52nd Street. Attendees are asked to RSVP by e-mail to Heather Metcalfe.
The panel discussion, featuring three participants, will be moderated by Kim Sykes, director of special projects for the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.
Dan, pastor of St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J., was filmed on Feb. 11. He was one of five people who read from five letters to different leaders about the trafficking of women and girls. Each letter focused on a different issue including best practices, policy and what trafficking looks like, Metcalfe said.
The video will also be available online, in order to be seen by as large an audience as possible, according to Metcalfe.