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Saturday, September 29, 2012
National Mall - near the Washington Monument
Constitution Avenue NW and 15th St NW Washington DC
Check-in: 11:30 AM
Program begins: 1:00 PM (featuring speakers and musical performances)
Walk begins: 2:30 PM
Check out the full Walk Program
You MUST pre-register for the Walk. Onsite registration will NOT be available. Attend one of our Pre-Events for some discounted registration rates!
Abolitionist: $100.00 ($75 at a Walk Pre-Event)
Participants will receive a Survivor Made, Free Trade t-shirt and Nomi Network "Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body" tote bag (limited quantities available)
Activist Registration: $50.00
Participants will receive a Survivor Made, Free Trade t-shirt at the walk and survivor-made key chain (limited number available)
Participants will receive a Survivor Made, Free Trade t-shirt at the walk
Student Registration: $15.00
Participants will receive a t-shirt at the walk. *Student ID Required*
Fundraising Only: No Fee
This category does not include a t-shirt. It is only for those individuals who are unable to come to the Walk on September 29th but would still like to fundraise for the event. There is no charge to sign up as a fundraiser.
Child Registration: No Fee
Child registration (age 13 and under) is free but does not include t-shirt. Please sign up as a student to receive a t-shirt.
Survivor-inspired Art pieces along the Walk Route:
This year, the Walk route will feature seven survivor-inspired art pieces by Kay Chernush of Artworks for Freedom. Taken from her "Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking" series, these photographic images speak to the experiences and suffering of the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children caught up in slavery's web. As you walk, we hope you will consider their plight from their perspective. Looking outward through the victims’ eyes, the images challenge us to imagine the daily horrors, tedium, desperation, and ambiguities of their lives -- and to take action.
Ms. Chernush actively involves trafficking survivors in her art process that explores their personal experience and helps transform how they see themselves. As a photographer and artist, she wants the images to challenge how the public sees survivors and thinks about the problem. As the work is neither fully abstract nor representational, the subjects’ stories are used as counterpoint to help portray each person’s ordeal, suffering and resolve.
"Bought & Sold" is intentionally being shown outdoors so that it mimics the fact that trafficking exists all around us, hidden in plain sight.
Four of the art pieces have been featured on the 2012 Stop Modern Slavery Walk's advertisements in Metro Stations: Farragut West, Farragut North, Rosslyn, Bethesda, Anacostia, Gallery-Place Chinatown, Metro Center, Franconia-Springfield, and Dupont Circle. Seven additional pieces will be featured on the Walk route.
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