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Weaponized Art: INK 180 and the Beauty of Second Chances

March 18, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Academy is proud to participate in an event titled Weaponized Art:  INK 180 and the Beauty of Second Chances hosted by Broward College as part of the 2020 Festival of Music, Film, Literature, and Art:  In Search of Home.  The event will include a film screening of the Emmy-awarded documentary INK 180.  Chris Baker, the Founder of the nonprofit INK 180 and star of the documentary, and Liza Smoker, the Managing Director of The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy, will provide a panel discussion with the audience.

F.S. § 787.06 provides that the branding of human beings for the purpose of committing or facilitating human trafficking is a second degree felony.  However, this abhorrent crime is committed by human traffickers both domestically and abroad – often through tattoos – in order to assert a visible sign of ownership over the trafficked persons.  In some cases, working “barcodes” have been tattooed onto the individual so that price information can be found by scanning the barcode with a smartphone.  INK 180 transforms these painful reminders into beautiful art by covering the tattoos left from a former life of human trafficking.

This event is open to the public.  Seating is limited.





March 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Boulevard, Bldg. 71, Room 101
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 United States