Vegas PBS is hosting a free, virtual screening of The Zen Speaker: Breaking the Silence on Friday, January 8 at 6 p.m. PST. This documentary depicts a personal portrait of Amy Ayoub, a prominent Nevada businesswoman who overcame the shame of her traumatic experiences to testify in support of Assembly Bill 67, increasing penalties for those convicted of sex trafficking. Following the virtual screening, guests will participate in a Q&A with Ayoub and local experts.
The Q&A panel includes:
Amy Ayoub, featured in the documentary
Sara H. Stephan, Children’s Attorneys Project attorney with Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Esther Brown, Founder of The Embracing Project and consultant for State of Nevada Division of Child & Family Services
Detective Sean Taylor, veteran detective and trainer for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
The documentary will air on Vegas PBS Chanel 10 on Tuesday, January 12, at 10 p.m. It will also be available to stream on the PBS Video App and at video.vegaspbs.org on Friday, January 15, 2021.
Registration for the screening and Q&A is free and open to the public, available here.
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