On Monday, March 27, Baker McKenzie is proud to host the Canadian premiere of “I am Jane Doe“, an acclaimed documentary telling the story of several American mothers fighting for their daughters who are victims of sex trafficking.
The Canadian premiere is part of the Firm’s ongoing efforts to fight sexual exploitation and forced labour around the world and here at home, which includes a pro bono partnership with Covenant House in Toronto, Canada’s largest homeless youth shelter.
“Human trafficking is a serious humanitarian issue and one that affects nearly every community in the world, despite a widespread belief that this crime only happens in developing countries,” said Managing Partner Kevin Coon, who is also chair of the Firm’s global Policy Committee. “The ‘I am Jane Doe’ film shows the human side of this terrible crime, and we hope it will inspire more individuals and businesses to join us in the fight against it.”
The event will feature opening remarks by Kevin – who sits on the board of Covenant House – and an introduction to the film by its award-winning director Mary Mazzio. After the screening Baker McKenzie will host a discussion panel on human trafficking, moderated by Kevin, that will feature: Peter MacKay (Baker McKenzie Partner), Susan Orlando (Ontario Coordinator, Provincial Human Trafficking Prosecution Team) and Mark Saunders (Chief of Toronto Police Service).
In February, the Firm partnered with The McCain Institute to host the Washington, DC premiere of the film.