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.Read more
Are You Interested in Joining the Fight Against Human Trafficking in a Tangible Way?
Become a Stop Traffick Fashion volunteer. This year we’re building a team of everyday abolitionists who help with our events and behind the scenes work. What’s in it for you? You’ll get the feeling of knowing your helping women around the world live free and healthy lives, and you’ll get to help motivate others to do something about trafficking. And you’ll get a 20% discount on an STF purchase for every event you help out with. We have events at the Freedom Center, in homes, at festivals and fundraisers, in country clubs and coffee shops. Volunteers help out at eventsRead more
Invisible Slavery Today at the Freedom Center
Too often museums are stale, full of interesting but minimally relevant information and artifacts. The things I learn in museums don’t change my immediate actions when I leave the museum. And that’s fine; historical perspective and artistic understanding are a vital influence on our thinking. At the same time, it’s refreshing to visit a museum exhibit that has a feeling of immediacy, that calls me to action—now. Invisible: Slavery Today is exactly that kind of exhibit. It’s the new exploration of modern day slavery at The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The Freedom Center is best known for it’s movingRead more