National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts Save My Seoul in Partnership with Polaris

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts Save My Seoul in Partnership with Polaris

MEDIA CONTACT:

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts Save My Seoul in Partnership with Polaris
Program Includes Film Screening & Discussion with Local Organizations
CINCINNATI, OH (May 8, 2018) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, in partnership with Polaris, will host a screening of Save My Seoul this Friday, May 11 at 12:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.

Save My Seoul sheds light on the global sex industry through interviews with traffickers, civilians, police and survivors. The documentary follows two Korean-American brothers as they uncover prostitution and sex trafficking in Seoul, South Korea. This screening is in partnership with Polaris, a nonprofit organization that combats modern slavery and human trafficking around the globe.

“This is an emotional and challenging film,” says Lara Green, Initiative Manager of Modern Day Slavery at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “We all have a role in ending slavery and it starts with educating ourselves and those around us. We’re proud to be a part of the Save My Seoul national tour.”

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion addressing human trafficking in Cincinnati with representatives from Asian American Community Services, the Blue Ash and Cincinnati Police Departments, and End Slavery Cincinnati of The Salvation Army.

The Save My Seoul screening and discussion is this Friday, May 11 at 12:00 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The screening is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.

For more information about programming and exhibits 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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