Washington, DC, 2015
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

In January, 2015, ArtWorks for Freedom partnered with the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, DC for an eight-week human trafficking awareness campaign.

The campaign featured “Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking,” an original photo exhibit created by ArtWorks president and artistic director Kay Chernush; an original abstract installation by contributing artist Barbara Liotta, whose work addressed the translucent lives and razor boundaries of trafficking victims; and “Suns are Suns,” a multidisciplinary theater piece about a trafficked woman created and performed by Dawn Akemi Saito.