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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

Eyes Wide Open: Understanding Sex Trafficking

  • 2016
  • Activism
An art historian, activist, dancer and first-time filmmaker, Alexandra Lawrence has been based in Rockport, Maine since 2005. Working with private collections and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, she served as director of the Lobkowicz Collections, Prague Castle, Czech Republic. Advocating for those exploited in the illegal sex industry through arts and education initiatives, Alexandra supports organizations working with vulnerable populations in Maine, Massachusetts and Southeast Asia. She helped to organize two anti-human trafficking film forums in Boston (2010-12) and co-directed a short film with her husband (2016 Camden International Film Festival), a contemplation on modern slavery. On the board of directors of the Knox County Homeless Coalition, she has served on the Maine Humanities Council, the Collection Committee at the Portland Museum of Art and on the Harvard Art Museum Fellows Council. Alexandra holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.