Generation FREE: Stop the Traffic
Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)
The US has been called Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. It's also home to an estimated 60,000 modern-day slaves. Be an active part of a generation that says "No More" to human trafficking and modern slavery.
WHAT IS Generation FREE:
Fusing arts and activism, The Arts Effect, Equality Now, NOW-NYC, and The Somaly Mam Foundation, will bring together a community of 100 NYC teens from across the five boroughs for a workshop and training to fight human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Through the combination of awareness-raising discussions, activities and games, performance and storytelling, and hands on action-planning, NYC youth will be empowered with the knowledge and tools to educate peers and effectively fight for a generation that is traffic-free and leading the charge.
Generation FREE empowers students to lead their generation in an uprising against trafficking.
Participants will collaborate with trafficking experts and leaders from the hosting organizations to gain an understanding of trafficking: What is it? Where does it exist? Who does it affect? What can you do to change the situation for the next generation?
As a community, we will devise an NYC-focused anti-trafficking plan of action. Individually, participants will be challenged to make presentations in their schools during National Human Trafficking Month – addressing both domestic and international trafficking.
WHO CAN COME:
Generation FREE is open to NYC area students ages 13-18.
The workshop is free of charge. However, capacity is limited, so register today.
The Arts Effect NYC utilizes the theater arts to empower communities of youth worldwide to share their voices and become change agents. www.TheArtsEffectNYC.com
Equality Now works to achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.
NOW-NYC advocates for the women and girls of NYC by working to promote reproductive rights, secure women’s economic empowerment, and end discrimination and violence against women.
The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to ending modern slavery and empowering its survivors as part of the solution.