Presented By Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island (ECLI) and Cinema Arts Centre

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Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking, and Happiness

In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island (ECLI) and Cinema Arts Centre present Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking, and Happiness

Tuesday, January 12 from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Recommended Viewing at 5:45 PM | Join Live Zoom Discussion at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM – Invitation Link provided in Email Order Confirmation

General Admission is FREE with RSVP through “Register Here” link above.

Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island (ECLI) and Cinema Arts Centre are thrilled to host Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking, and Happiness, an award-winning show about sex trafficking, as part of events marking Human Trafficking Awareness Month on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Runaway Princess, written and performed by Mary Goggin and directed by Dan Ruth, is a true story, laced with wicked humor and much pathos, of Mary’s Irish Catholic upbringing, drug addiction and prostitution, and the multitude of characters she encounters along the way to ultimately find joy. This story of innocence, betrayal, and growth challenges beliefs and inspires healing. As a survivor of sex trafficking, Goggin's complex and moving performance celebrates life's journey, captivates audiences, evokes compassion, and offers unparalleled insights.

The event is free and we recommend viewing the show at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, for a collective virtual viewing followed by a live Zoom Q&A from 7:00 to 8:00 PM that will include a panel of human trafficking experts: Mary Goggin, survivor, Runaway Princess writer, and performer; James P. Murphy, Detective Sergeant with the Suffolk County Police Department; and Molly England, MSW, Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SCATI) Task Force Coordinator. The event will include a discussion of the Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SCATI) task force’s response to human trafficking, and its work to prevent, identify and support survivors of human trafficking, successfully prosecute traffickers, and to educate the community and raise awareness about human trafficking issues in Suffolk County, NY.

Registration is required for this free event. The show will be available to watch on Monday, January 11 through Tuesday, January 12. Attendees are encouraged to watch the show at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, and immediately join the live Zoom Q&A at 7 p.m. If you’d like to donate and support survivors of human trafficking and the work to combat human trafficking here in Suffolk County, NY, please visit

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Contact Person:

Molly England


Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking, and Happiness

Written and Performed by


A proud card-carrying union actor on stage and in film for 25 years, Mary Goggin got her SAG card in 1999, was awarded a scholarship from Marymount Manhattan College and graduated Cum Laude in 2001 with a BA in theater. Her favorite roles include Ella O’Neill in Ann Hansen’s “Road of Babylon” at the Broadway Bound Festival. She was directed by Cyndy Marion in numerous Tennessee productions including “Cavalier for M’Lady,” “Clothes for A Summer Hotel” and “A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot.” She also performed in “PB & J” for the New York Fringe Festival and in “Born to be Blue,” winner of the Samuel French Festival. Goggin’s favorite TV roles include “Broad City,” “Law and Order,” “Guiding Light,” “The Grind” (Amazon). Her favorite film roles include “Little Children,” “MAD?” “Reservations” best actor, Freeway Film Festival, as well as “The Trouble with Bliss,” “Gasoline,” and “Bronx Paradise.”

2019 Awarded Best Actor, Freeway Films for her role in "Reservations."

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Resume and reel

James P. Murphy

Detective Sergeant

Suffolk County Police Department

Human Trafficking Investigations Unit

Kidnap Investigations Team

Detective Sergeant James P. Murphy is a 31-year veteran with 10 years spent in investigative commands as a detective and the last 15 years as a detective supervisor. Sergeant Murphy’s commands include the Narcotics Bureau, First Squad, Fourth Squad, Criminal Intelligence, and the District Attorney’s office. In March, 2018, he along with Detective Lieutenant Messana created the new Human Trafficking Investigations Unit.

Molly England, MSW

Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SCATI) Task Force Coordinator

Molly England earned her Master of Social Work from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and holds her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from The University of California, Santa Barbara. She is certified in Trauma-Informed Care through the University of Buffalo School of Social work. Molly started her career as a social worker and program director at Homeless Health Care Los Angeles where she provided an array of services to empower and support individuals experiencing homelessness. She is also a widely published freelance writer and covers topics such as mental health and parenting. Molly is passionate about educating and enhancing communities and organizations to better support marginalized populations and to empower individuals to build on resilience and thrive. Molly’s current position as the Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SCATI) Task Force Coordinator offers a dynamic and exciting opportunity to further her commitment to holistic individual and community-wide development.