Take a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, USA to visit the world's first museum-quality permanent exhibit on the subjects of modern day enslavement and human trafficking at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
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January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. If you are looking for a way to honor this time of year consider traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio and visiting the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. You will definitely want to see the museum's permanent exhibit on modern day enslavement, Invisible: Slavery Today. If you will be visiting on January 11th, which is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, be sure and pick up a blue ribbon in the lobby to wear to show your support for survivors of human trafficking and modern day enslavement.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. For example one program on January 26th will be a screening of the documentary "Chosen," about two sex trafficking survivors. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be screening "Chosen" in cooperation with the Cincinnati chapter of Shared Hope International.
Invisible: Slavery Today is the world's first museum-quality, permanent exhibition on the subjects of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
The overall design and feel of Invisible is that of a dingy warehouse in an unfamiliar city, filled with wood, metal and plastic containers - shipping cartons for human beings. Through a variety of techniques and media, including videos, sounds and touch-screen presentations, Invisible offers a comprehensive examination of slavery in the modern world through the life experiences of five individuals who were caught up in one of the five most common forms of exploitation: forced labor, bonded indenture, child slavery, sex trafficking and domestic servitude. The exhibition explores the causes of slavery, the economic forces that have contributed to its growth, and the response of government, the justice system and the general public to this scourge.
But Invisible is not just a grim walk through degradation and mistreatment. A major concluding section is devoted to anti-slavery activities underway around the world, especially by the Freedom Center's partners in the exhibition: Free the Slaves, Goodweave, International Justice Mission and Polaris Project. Visitors are also asked to make a personal commitment to be 21st Century Abolitionists in the cause of freedom.
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Forms of Abolition:
Forms of Slavery:
Domestic Servitude, Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor, Bonded Labor, Child Labor, Forced Marriage
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