ArtWorks for Freedom’s photo installation “Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking,” by Kay Chernush will be on exhibit in Union Station DC June 5-15. The epicenter of transportation, shopping and dining in Washington, DC, over 100,000 visitors travel through Union Station each day, making it a prime location to raise awareness of human trafficking. The exhibit will be located on the east side of the great hall.
“Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking” speaks to the experiences and suffering of the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children caught up in slavery’s web. The exhibit asks viewers to consider their plight from their perspective. Looking outward through the victims’ eyes, the images challenge us to imagine the daily horrors, tedium, desperation and ambiguities of their lives – and to take action.
Opening Ceremony on June 6!
On June 6 at noon, we opened the exhibit with guest speakers from:
- Kenya Davis, Assistant United States Attorney, D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force
- Barbara Amaya, Survivor, ArtWorks for Freedom Advisory Board Member & Author of “Nobody’s Girl: A Memoir of Lost Innocence, Modern Day Slavery & Transformation”
- Mick McKeown, Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council, DHS Blue Campaign
Thanks to Cava Grill and Chop’t at Union Station who offered lunch discounts to those attended!
Check out photos below!