A Madison area anti trafficking coalition

Wednesday
Feb122014

National Human Trafficking Awareness Month Events

 

SlaveFree Madison marked National Human Trafficking Awareness Month with three events:

Design A Future Without Trafficking: This interactive community event marked National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Jan. 11 with creativity, education and action. We were joined by Project Respectand Biarpatch (Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin) for education, and Poonam Rao from Celebrations Art Studio led a t-shirt design project. 


SlaveFree Madison Film Festival:This year's theme was US TEENS & TRAFFICKING, and we showed the films two weekends in a row at two libraries--Madison Public Library and Fitchburg Public Library.  Panelists included representatives from the Worker's Rights Center, Project Respect, Briarpatch, the US Department of Justice (WI Western District), the Madison Police Department and more.

 

All in all, we had almost 200 attendees at these three events, and also received local media coverage on WKOW-27

Event Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking in Madison

Film Festival Shows Realities of Modern Day Slavery

If you weren't able to join us, make sure you follow us on Facebook so you'll know about future opportunities to combat human trafficking!

 

 

Tuesday
Jan282014

4th Annual SlaveFree Madison Film Festival Feb. 1 in Fitchburg!

Don't miss this FREE screening event.

This year's theme is US TEENS & TRAFFICKING.  Co-sponsored by SlaveFree Madison, Madison Public Library and Fitchburg Public Library.

Saturday, February 1: 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacey Road

Doors open at 10:00 am

Abduction of Eden—10:15 am—A teen abducted and imprisoned in the commercial sex trade must build the trust of her captors and sacrifice everything to survive and escape. Followed by a discussion led by panelists from local law enforcement.

Make Room for Youth—12:45 pm—An award-winning local film provides an insightful window into the lives of homeless youth in Dane County. Followed by discussion led by panelists from local outreach service providers.

The Harvest—2:00 pm—An award-winning documentary follows three teens who labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their childhoods to help their families survive.

Head over to SlaveFree Madison's Facebook page to RSVP and get updates! 

Saturday
Jan042014

Design A Future Without Trafficking on January 11th!

 

SlaveFree Madison announces an interactive community event to mark National Human Trafficking Awareness Day with creativity, education and action: “Designing a Future Without Trafficking.”  Hosted and co-sponsored by Change, a fair trade fashion boutique, this event presents an opportunity to not only learn about trafficking, but also to network, question, create, and act.  Attendees will hear directly from local service providers about what trafficking really looks like in Dane County, create t-shirts to raise awareness in the community, and learn what action steps we can take today to design a future without trafficking.  

For the hands-on activity, participants may bring a t-shirt to use or purchase a fair trade, organic t-shirt at the event for $10.  No previous experience required!  There will be stencils and materials as well as examples and inspiration to get you started.  

The event is free, but your donation to local nonprofits enters you into a raffle with amazing prizes: Stoughton Opera House tickets, overnight stay at Hyatt Place, Student Union Theater gift certificate, handmade hula hoop and more.  Change Boutique will donate a portion of the entire day’s store sales to local trafficking organizations, so feel free to shop before or during the program.  

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1387106351541512/ 

Monday
Dec092013

4th Annual SlaveFree Madison Film Festival Announced!

Don't miss this FREE screening event.

This year's theme is US TEENS & TRAFFICKING, and we'll show the films two weekends in a row.  Screenings are co-sponsored by SlaveFree Madison, Madison Public Library and Fitchburg Public Library.

Saturday, January 25: Room 302, Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street

Saturday, February 1: 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacey Road

Doors open at 10:00 am

Abduction of Eden—10:15 am—A teen abducted and imprisoned in the commercial sex trade must build the trust of her captors and sacrifice everything to survive and escape. Followed by a discussion led by panelists from local law enforcement.

Make Room for Youth—12:45 pm—An award-winning local film provides an insightful window into the lives of homeless youth in Dane County. Followed by discussion led by panelists from local outreach service providers.

The Harvest—2:00 pm—An award-winning documentary follows three teens who labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their childhoods to help their families survive.

Head over to SlaveFree Madison's Facebook page to RSVP and get updates! 

Monday
Feb252013

All About the Money Filmmaker Speaking at March 5 SFM Meeting

Join SlaveFree Madison in welcoming documentary filmmaker Rebecca Dorrill to our March meeting. Dorrill will discuss her film All About the Money.

It’s vaguely covered in the media. It’s the cause of the moment. It sounds like something that wouldn’t happen here. But what exactly is human trafficking? Does the term refer to labor or sexual exploitation? How prevalent is it locally? And since we are no longer living in an era of legal slavery, why don't individuals simply escape from their traffickers?

These are some of the questions examined by service providers, law enforcement and survivors of human trafficking in All About the Money. From activists in St. Louis to a repentant trafficker in South Africa, this film exposes the shameful global practice of tricking, coercing and forcing individuals into labor and sex slavery for the sake of making a profit.

Join SlaveFree Madison for what promises to be an interesting look into the issue of human trafficking and the making of a film on the subject.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Covenant Presbyterian Church (map)
326 South Segoe Road
Madison

New to Madison, Dorrill is a recent political science graduate of Washington University (St. Louis).  In addition to serving as a legal advocate for abused women in St. Louis, she has also worked as a documentary filmmaker, photographer and musician.  Dorrill has an interest in documentary film, oral history and social justice issues. Her films generally tell the stories of underrepresented populations.