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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Walking for Freedom

The DC UNBOUND Stop Modern Slavery Walk has become somewhat of an institution within the local anti-slavery movement. This event brings together survivors, activists and non-profit professionals, corporate partners, as well as interested members of the general public. Hosted on the grounds of President Lincoln's Cottage on October 5th, this year's walk created a remarkable environment to interact with people who already find themselves deeply invested in the cause, or who are interested in getting involved. How apt for this anti-slavery event to take place in the gardens of the President most remembered for the emancipation of slaves?

From moving personal accounts by survivors to professionals who have fought in this arena for many years, this event was proof of the fact that this movement has no shortage of devoted warriors. Captivating modern dance and percussion performances made for an enjoyable day. At the BTFF promotional table, we had some great interactions with people from all walks of life. We had the opportunity to touch base with survivors, other non-profits in the field, as well as to recruit new volunteers who are excited about the work we do. The enthusiasm and drive to end modern slavery displayed left one positive about this movement and the great strides that will be made in the future.

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