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2019 Frank Porter Graham Lecture: I Am Jane Doe
January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film director, Olympic athlete, and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company dedicated to making socially impactful films. Mary wrote, directed and produced the highly-acclaimed films, Underwater Dreams, TEN9EIGHT, The Apple Pushers, A Hero for Daisy, Contrarian, Apple Pie, and Lemonade Stories. Her newest documentary film, I AM JANE DOE, narrated by Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain, chronicles the battle that several mothers across the country are waging on behalf of their middle school daughters who were trafficked for commercial sex on Backpage.com. The film has catalyzed (on a bipartisan basis) legislation signed by the President in 2018, a federal criminal probe of Backpage executives, and several new lawsuits
The 2019 talk is sponsored by Honors Carolina, The Kappa Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Carolina Parents Council, and Orange County Rape Crisis Center • The Frank Porter Graham lecture series honors the late U.S. Senator and president of the University of North Carolina, who was a champion of freedom, democracy, and the disadvantaged. The lecture is made possible by the gift of Taylor McMillan ’60, who established the Frank Porter Graham Lecture Series.