As the year comes to a close, we want to thank all of you who have supported ArtWorks for Freedom in 2015.
ArtWorks began when our founder Kay Chernush asked the question, "What can I do to end modern-day slavery?" The answer to that question has grown into a world-wide campaign of arts-based activism against human trafficking, proving that one person's dedication can unite people from around the world in a common purpose: to end human trafficking in our lifetime.
We can make a difference! There's something that each of us can do, and there's still time for you to take action against human trafficking in 2015.
"Modern day slavery and human trafficking are unacceptable. More education and awareness being spread can only lead to an improvement for everyone. We’re glad to do whatever we can to support these efforts." ~Cal Ieuter, Ieuter Insurance Group
There are a few more days left in 2015 to join us in this movement. Any donation, large or small, makes a difference to our work and the world-wide fight against modern-day slavery.
Thank you for your support and have a happy New Year!
Executive Director, ArtWorks for Freedom
ArtWorks in 2015:
U.S. Congressional Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Alma Adams (NC-12) attend "Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking" at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, DC.
Students from the New York University Against Child Trafficking Club with ArtWorks for Freedom advisory board member and author Barbara Amaya. Amaya spoke during a six-week ArtWorks for Freedom awareness campaign featuring our photo exhibit “Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking” along with educational events.
Student organizer Susanna Yoojin Chi in front of ArtWorks for Freedom's mobile mural, "What You See Is Not Who I Am" on display at the Emory University Cannon Chapel. The installation was hosted and organized by Emory Students Against Modern-Day Slavery (SAMS) as part of Freedom Expressions ATL, a campaign in partnership with the International Human Trafficking Institute and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Students at Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus, participate in Molly Gochman's Red Sand Project, filling cracks with red sand to make visible those who are overlooked and most vulnerable to exploitation. The installation was part of the Freedom Expressions ATL awareness campaign.
Filmmaker Tim Matsui takes questions and leads discussion at screening of "The Long Night," hosted by Emory University’s Students Against Modern-Day Slavery (SAMS). The screening was part of Freedom Expressions ATL.