Event Details

In recognition of International Women’s Day, UNAGB and MAHA (Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys) invite you to join us for a special screening of the film Silent Tears followed by a panel discussion. The event will take place on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the John Adams Courthouse, located at 1 Pemberton Square, Boston 02108. (Use the entrance at 1 Pemberton Square.)

Silent Tears is an impactful documentary that uncovers the truth about the physical and sexual abuse committed by law enforcement officials in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria. Directed by award-winning Nigerian film director and screenwriter, Ishaya Bako, the documentary explores the victimization and abuse of women in Abuja, Nigeria by a task force controlled by the FCT Administration to apprehend and rehabilitate sex workers. This documentary was funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and gives us a glimpse of the abuse of women by security officials in the country. Mr. Ishaya Bako has also produced the film, “Fueling Poverty” in 2013, which attracted worldwide attention to the subsidy scam in Nigeria.

(Please note that Silent Tears includes some graphic images and addresses difficult themes that may not be suitable for all audiences.)

This evening will give you the opportunity to engage in a discussion about women, women’s empowerment and the issues that plague women around the globe. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.

The panel will be moderated by Arese Carrington, a medical doctor, international public health consultant, human rights activist, and author. Panelists include Sophia Hall, Staff Attorney at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice; Professor Roberta Micallef, Associate Professor at the World Languages and Literatures program at Boston University; and Jessica Lambert, a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology at Boston University.

Jessica Lambert is a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology at Boston University

Please follow the link to the left to RSVP. Admission is free, donations strongly encouraged. All donations will support our continued work towards engaging the community in global issues.

The venue for this event is generously sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA).

Date: Monday, March 12, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square
Cost: Free, Donations Encouraged

Very special thanks to our partners and co-presenters:

– African Bridge Network
– African Community Health Initiatives
– Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV)
– Boston Bar Association
– Boston Network for International Development
– Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
– International Affairs Association Boston University (IAA)
– Jane Doe Inc.
– Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA)
– New England Law | Women’s Law Caucus
– Wonder Women of Boston