TO THE MARKET I Survivor Made Goods Pop-Up Shop at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center November 11 & 12
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CINCINNATI, OH (November 10, 2016) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is hosting a TO THE MARKET I Survivor Made Goods (TTM) Pop-Up Shop at the museum this Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. TTM is a social enterprise that showcases handmade goods made exclusively by proud and passionate artisans who have overcome the perils of abuse, conflict, and disease. By assisting local partners around the world in bringing these goods “to the market,” they take an active role in equipping the survivors employed by the local partners with economic independence, while raising awareness of the challenges that they face. Admission is not required to visit the TTM pop-up shop.
Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of handmade goods while learning about the TTM mission and online shop. TTM and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center representatives will be available to educate visitors on the need for ethical production lines and consumer decision-making.
“At the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center we believe that we all have a role in ending slavery,” says Lara Green, End Slavery Now Program Manager. “The opportunity to partner with and host a TTM pop-up shop allows visitors to support survivors through commerce and provides the opportunity to discuss and discover new ways to research and evaluate everyday purchasing habits. In order to end slavery, we must prioritize where and how we spend our money.”
Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TTM. She previously served as the Director of Humanitarian Action for the McCain Institute for International Leadership, where she managed the Institute’s anti-human trafficking program. She currently serves on the Institute's Human Trafficking Advisory Council. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues.
Apparel, bags, jewelry, and home goods will be available for purchase at the TTM pop-up shop at a variety of price points. Copies of End Slavery Now’s Slave Free Buying Guide, examining chocolate, home goods, travel, and ethical shopping certifications, will also be available.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is hosting a TO THE MARKET I Survivor Made Goods (TTM) Pop-Up Shop this Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, during regular museum hours. Admission is not required to visit the pop-up shop.
For more information about TO THE MARKET I Survivor Made Goods (TTM), visit tothemarket.com.
For more information about the End Slavery Now program at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit endslaverynow.org.
For more information about 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.