A New Exhibit at the Freedom Center

Last year we wrote about the opening of the Invisible Slavery exhibit about human trafficking at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. This weekend they have another exhibit opening; this one about how to empower women around the world. It runs through March 31, so if you’re not in the area, start planning your road trip.

Inspired by the best-selling book Half the Sky:Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the exhibition tells stories of women from around the globe who have changed their lives through education, economics, and self-determination.

Women Hold Up Half the Sky is a one-of-a-kind exhibition, serving as a wake-up call to the injustices perpetrated against women worldwide and the ways to effect change. Visitors will experience compelling stories, documentary photographs and visual and audio installations, illuminating how women are leading the way in redressing chronic injustice and abuse. Interactive gallery experiences include direct opportunities for advocacy and involvement by visitors to the exhibition. Women Hold Up Half the Sky celebrates how individuals can be part of workable solutions and respond to this uplifting call to action.


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Emily founded Stop Traffick Fashion in 2009. She’d been becoming more and more involved in the abolitionist movement, and she decided to start STF as an opportunity to bring together the best of all products made by survivors of trafficking. She hopes her response to trafficking will inspire others to take action, even in a small way. Emily lives in Bend, Oregon, enjoys traveling, and has visited Hagar International and StopStart in Cambodia.

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