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"Victims can not only become survivors, they can become leaders, and advocates, and bring about change." – President Obama
- On Tuesday 9/26, President Obama delivered a ground-breaking
address to the Clinton Global Initiative. Check it out!
- On Saturday 9/29, the Stop Modern Slavery Walk marched on
Washington! Click here to check out the goings-on!
stay informed …
Follow the blog of the The NYC Fair Trade Coalition
Follow Polaris Project on Facebook
What's your slavery footprint? Check it out at Made in a Free World
support the champions …
• through 10/19 – Price of Life’s Stand in the Gaps campaign, in preparation for a city‐wide anti‐trafficking campaign in October of 2013. So many ways to get involved!
• 10/17 – Star‐studded GEMS “Girls Like Us” Benefit! Go hear India Arie’s beautiful voice!
• 11/7 – Nomi Network wine and cheese benefit event. Keep an eye on Nomi for details!
• November – NYU’s Against Child Trafficking, the NYU Law School’s Anti‐Trafficking Advocacy Coalition, and UNICEF partner to present a screening of the film “Not My Life.”
Like us on Facebook for details on all of the events above!
use your consumer power …
• Sustainable NYC – this East Village shop sells eco‐minded and Fair Trade goods, supporting businesses that enable women to earn wages to keep themselves and their families out of poverty and forced labor.
• Madecasse – this artisan chocolate is not only Fair Trade, but is entirely produced and packaged in the country of the cocoa beans, thereby investing in the entire community.
• Dr. Bronner’s products – Dr. B’s 18‐in‐1 use soap is not only Fair Trade, but so eco‐friendly, you can use it in the river on your next camping trip!
A human life is precious—not a commodity. Freedom Week aims to inspire those with the freedom to choose how they live their lives to help set free those who do not. Through dynamic and creative education, honest and open discussion, and unified activism, we hope to create a movement that will ultimately lead to the eradication of modern slavery and human trafficking worldwide.
Freedom Week seeks to unite activists fighting for the 27 million people enslaved today. In order to combat the massive machine of human trafficking, today’s abolitionists must be equally coordinated and sophisticated across governmental, social service, and law enforcement sectors and, most importantly, among ordinary citizens. By consolidating our efforts and resources, we can: