National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Host “Shine a Light Open Mic”, February 22
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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Host
“Shine a Light Open Mic”, February 22
Program Features Performances by Greater Cincinnati High School Students
CINCINNATI, OH (February 12, 2018)
–The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host Shine a Light Open Mic on Thursday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. The social justice-themed program is led by students from multiple area high schools, including Walnut Hills High School, Mount Notre Dame, Colerain High School, and McAuley High School. The students will perform original pieces to spread awareness on current social justice issues, including modern day slavery. Shine a Light Open Mic is being organized by the Walnut Hills High School’s Modern Abolitionist Movement club. Tickets are $5 at the door. Registration is requested.
Shine a Light Open Mic honors the Shine a Light on Slavery Day which is on February 22. Shine a Light on Slavery Day is an annual campaign led by the End It Movement. The End It Movement is coalition of organizations throughout the world that bring awareness, prevention, rescue and restoration in the fight against slavery. Before the program begins, guests will have the opportunity to see Invisible: Slavery Today, the world’s first permanent exhibit that addresses the subjects of modern day slavery and human trafficking as museum exhibits will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
“We are excited to partner with the students of Walnut Hills High School for this program that will enlighten and inspire guests, while showcasing many social justice issues in our world.,” says Lara Green, Initiative Manager of Modern-Day Slavery at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “This collaboration shows just how important it is that we continue to raise awareness about modern day slavery to our youth.”
Shine a Light Open Mic is on Thursday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and includes admission to the museum's permanent exhibits from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Registration is requested. For more information about programming and exhibits at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.
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.