On this day, 150 years ago, more than 3,000 people were freed from slavery in Washington, D.C. Nine months in advance of the full Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln granted slaves in the District of Columbia the most precious human right, freedom.
The Against Our Will Campaign is a partnership between mtvU, Free the Slaves, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), and Polaris Project. This campaign is dedicated to ending modern-day slavery through a series of on-air, online, and real world initiatives.
The Slavery Footprint Campus Challenge is a way for students to get [...]
Last year hundreds of anti-trafficking activists came together for the Stop Child Trafficking Now walk. In October thousands more are expected to attend this year’s DC Stop Modern Slavery walk on the National Mall. This year’s walk is a place for community members to come together to show their solidarity against human [...]
I used to work in the House of Representatives as a leadership aide. Hortatory and symbolic resolutions abound. One really stands out, introduced by Congresswoman Laura Richardson of Los Angeles.