Project Freedom

It's a human right


free·dom/ˈfrēdəm/

Noun:
  1. The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
  2. Absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.
Synonyms:liberty - independence - license - licence




THE CAUSE: 

To raise awareness about human trafficking 
(modern day slavery) 


THE FOCUS: 

To promote freedom! 
The solution and ways on how to protect yourself. 
To live free without fear



Fundraising and charity event for freedom: 



Recently I traveled to the country of Belize. There were many signs about human trafficking, my aunt had sent me links about how bad the issue is beforehand so I could be aware. I had no idea how prominent human trafficking is until I was talking to my taxi driver. His daughter and grandson were in the car with us. He explained to me that he went to jail for merely two days for human trafficking. It's a way of life for them. It's just another business, an avenue to make a living. I was shocked. My trip had nothing to do with researching human trafficking but as I saw more billboards and talked to more locals about it, the topic wouldn't leave my mind. When I got back to the states this issue kept being brought into my life again and again over the next week so I decided it was meant for me to do something. My decision was to plan and host a holiday event. The cause being to raise awareness for human trafficking, modern day slavery and the focus being freedom and how to protect yourself. Through my organization I have now started Project Freedom! 

The monies raised on the night of the event and through Project Freedom will be donated to individuals who have either survived human trafficking, or who are trying to get out of it. We're making a documentary on where and to whom the funds are going to and how it's helping. 


Here are 6 Ways You Can Become Aware and Support Freedom!
1. Educate Yourself and Tell others- Expose the truth about modern-day slavery. Make sure everyone knows the 27 million dirtiest secrets. Research on your own at websites such as:
www.faastinternational.orgwww.iast.net (Initiative Against Trafficking)
www.freetheslaves.net
2. Invest in Change- Support those on the frontlines and enable them to make a difference.  Help fund the most effective project to reduce slavery and care for its victims like:
www.ijm.orgwww.gracehavenhouse.orgwww.sharedhope.org
www.purplewings.org 
3. Watch- Keep an eye out and don’t turn away. If you suspect slavery or exploitation, cal the national trafficking hotline: 888-3737-888.
4. Advocate for change – call or write your elected officials. Tell them that you care about the issue of human trafficking and want stronger laws to protect victims. Keep telling them. Get news from www.polarisproject.org on how to engage in political action and advocacy- P.O. Box 32489 Newark, NJ 07102. Tel- 973-624-5454; email- nj@polarisproject.org.
5. Organize- Organize your community to address the issue. For tips, seewww.stopmodernslavery.org/docs/toolkit/pdf.
6. Protect - Everyone deserves to live free. You should be able to travel or simply walk through your city without fear. Take self-defense classes in your community and learn the best ways to protect yourself.