New York University, 2015

From April to May, ArtWorks for Freedom partnered with New York University’s student-run Against Child Trafficking (ACT) club for a six-week awareness campaign featuring our photo exhibit “Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking” along with educational events. During the campaign’s opening week, ArtWorks founder and director Kay Chernush gave an artist talk about the “Bought & Sold” photo series and our contributing artist Dawn Saito performed her theater piece “Suns Are Suns” for a full house of NYU students, faculty and community members. The campaign also featured a panel discussion on art and social change, a roundtable discussion about construction of the NYU campus in Abu Dhabi with NYU faculty and students from the Coalition for Fair Labor, an evening with human trafficking survivor Shandra Woworuntu and a presentation by ArtWorks advisory board member and author Barbara Amaya, who signed copies of her newly released memoir.