Ashley Woods, ArtWorks for Freedom’s newly appointed Director of Programs and Events.

ArtWorks For Freedom is pleased to announce the hire of Ashley Woods as Director of Programs and Events. Ashley is an internationally recognized exhibition curator, art director and producer, whose latest exhibit A Right to Freedom-Martin Luther King, Jr., is on display at the Nobel Prize Museum, Stockholm, until September 2019. Ashley’s main responsibility at ArtWorks will be in leading our exciting new public awareness and advocacy campaign entitled “Airports To Freedom.”

“Airports to Freedom” involves a powerful multimedia art installation involving film and interactive messaging to be presented at busy international airports. The necessity and feasibility of this campaign have been discussed with potential partner organizations, notably Airline Ambassadors International. However, given the scale and importance of the campaign, ArtWorks for Freedom and its partners intend to conduct a test study at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Importantly this would allow us to evaluate audience participation and interaction with the installation, and if necessary to make amendments before it continues to other airports around the country.

This campaign will involve original artworks together with newly produced short films and will tell real stories of survivors. Further, the installation will include interactive messaging, which promotes the sustainable recovery of victims and will specifically target airline passengers ages 12 years and older, flight attendants, airport security and employees. The intention of “Airports to Freedom” is to reveal the hidden world of human trafficking and modern slavery to as large an audience as possible while providing people with an opportunity to make a difference themselves.

Airports and airlines are often used by traffickers, and thus can play a crucial role in amplifying our message and providing opportunities for travelers to engage in the process of ending human trafficking and modern slavery.

“Given the interactive elements of the installation and the presence of powerful video imagery and sound, we expect there to be extremely high audience interest and participation,” says Woods.

Stay tuned as we keep you up to date with the progress of “Airports to Freedom,” including its launch dates! If you and/or your organization would like to be involved in any way please EMAIL Ashley Woods.