National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Collecting International Women’s Day Materials

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Collecting International Women’s Day Materials

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 (March 8, 2017) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is collecting items from International Women’s Day rallies and celebrations as well as "A Day Without a Woman" protests from across the world. According to NBCNews.com, more than 50 countries around the world have events scheduled in Hong Kong, Bosnia, Senegal, Cambodia, Pakistan, Guatemala and more from the International Women’s Strike event page on Facebook. The goal of the "A Day Without a Woman" protests are to show the economic power and significance women have in global economies.

“We are continuing to see democracy at its best throughout the world as women are speaking for equal civil and social freedoms,” says Ashley Jordan, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Curator. “We are ensuring to capture and archive these moments as we’re witnessing history in the making.”

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is collecting signs, t-shirts, videos and images for International Women’s Day and from "A Day Without a Woman" protests and rallies from around the globe.

To make a collections donation to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center please contact Ashley Jordan, Curator, at ajordan@nurfc.org and Richard Cooper, Director of Museum Experiences, at rcooper@nurfc.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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