End Slavery Now Freedom Market at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center July 29

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End Slavery Now Freedom Market at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center July 29

MEDIA CONTACT:

Will Jones

(513) 333-7558
(513) 288-4834
wjones@nurfc.org

Jamie Glavic
(513) 333-7511
(513) 802-7355
jglavic@nurfc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CINCINNATI, OH (July 25, 2017) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host the End Slavery Now Freedom Market on Saturday, July 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The End Slavery Now Freedom Market is an outdoor fair trade and survivor-made goods event.  Eleven vendors will be selling artisan jewelry, handmade bags and apparel, home goods and coffee. Purchases of these products and goods bring and sustain freedom to survivors of modern-day slavery and those that are part of at-risk populations. By shopping at the market this Saturday, people will be making a positive impact in the fight against slavery.

While visiting the End Slavery Now Freedom Market, guests can also visit the exhibition Invisible: Slavery Today which is the world’s first permanent museum exhibition on the topic of modern-day slavery. The exhibition is open during regular museum hours and is included with general admission.

“We are thrilled to host such an amazing event that will benefit the fight against human trafficking,” says Lara Green, Initiative Manager Modern-Day Slavery at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “This is a great opportunity for people visiting Cincinnati this weekend to learn about the issues of this atrocity, connect with vendors who enable freedom, and take action to help end slavery.”

End Slavery Now Freedom Market at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is Saturday, July 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about exhibits and programs at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.

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ABOUT THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER

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. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org

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