Cult Leadership and Control at Sarah Lawrence

A Conversation Inspired by Hulu's Stolen Youth

Hosted by DVF

440 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10014

Presented by Sanctuary for Families in collaboration with Hulu..

This event is for those individuals 18+ and will deal with sensitive and difficult topics.

College is supposed to be a time of learning and growth. For a group of young adults at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, it was a time of brutal domination at the hands of Larry Ray.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the Hulu documentary “Stolen Youth,” which explores how one man was able to exert a terrifying degree of control over a group of vulnerable students at an elite college, the emotional and psychological bonds that thwarted their escape, and how survivors can heal and thrive. You’ll hear from two of the survivors, as well as experts on trauma bonding and trafficking and the documentary’s director.

Please note this is not a full screening. While clips may be shown, we encourage you to watch the documentary in full ahead of the panel discussion.

Click here to learn more about our panelists and moderators.


Zachary Heinzerling
Director, Stolen Youth

Daniel Levin
Survivor, Stolen Youth

Alexi Meyers
Director, Anti-Trafficking Policy, Sanctuary for Families

Dr. Chitra Raghavan
Professor of Psychology, Director, MA Program in Forensic Mental Health Counseling

Felicia Rosario
Survivor, Stolen Youth


Dorchen Leidholdt
Director, Legal Center, Sanctuary for Families