Library partners with ArtWorks for Freedom and IHTI to promote awareness of human trafficking through photography and film
From November 11-17, 2015, at the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library, ArtWorks for Freedom in collaboration with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the International Human Trafficking Institute present “Freedom Expressions ATL,” a multifaceted, arts-based awareness campaign to fight human trafficking and modern slavery. The program includes an outdoor photographic exhibit, which is being staged in partnership with Clark Atlanta University along the CAU Pedestrian Promenade near the intersection of James P. Brawley Drive and Parsons Street. Related film screenings are also scheduled in the Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall of the Library.
The photographic exhibit – titled “Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking” – features work by photographer and ArtWorks founder Kay Chernush. The library will be screening eight films that comprise the film portion of the campaign, which cover a range of topics and strive to dispel myths about human trafficking and modern slavery in America and across the world.
“Art often has the power to communicate truths about difficult subjects where other avenues fail. ‘Freedom Expressions ATL’ is harnessing the power of photography and film to shed light on the dark truth of human trafficking,” said Loretta Parham, CEO and director of the AUC Woodruff Library. “We are pleased to be a part of this collaboration.”
“Freedom Expressions ATL” is a part of a monthlong initiative being brought to the city of Atlanta throughout November to heighten awareness about human trafficking. In addition to the AUC Woodruff Library partnership, the exhibit and film screenings are also being held at Emory University, Georgia Perimeter College, Georgia State University and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
For a complete schedule of film screenings and details about the exhibit, visit http://research.auctr.edu/humantrafficking or call 404-978-2003 for more information.