Spotlight – A movie about child abuse awareness

By Faith Boehmer, Prevention/Volunteer Coordinator

The Child Advocacy Center is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a screening of Spotlight, a major motion picture that was featured in 2015. This film tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city of Boston and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. This tense investigative dramatic-thriller traces the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.  This story reveals the importance for a community to know how to prevent, respond and to react responsibly to the signs of child abuse.

Join us on Monday evening, April 10, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fuller Recreation Center at 6627 Old Bunce Road for a night of awareness and learn how child sexual abuse can impact a community. This is a challenging topic, but it is one that we all need to be aware of. It is important to come together and discuss how we as a community can best protect our children. More than two decades ago, when Phil Saviano first went public as a victim of clergy abuse, he was unable to imagine a day when strangers would openly relate to his story. As the head of the New England chapter of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, he visited the Boston Globe in the ’90s to talk about the widespread abuse within the church. Phil Saviano will be present at the screening on April 10 to share with us his personal story. 

Light refreshments will be served at the screening. 

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