National Underground Railroad Freedom Centre Media Invite to Staring Slavery in the Face: Libya & Beyond

. January 31, 2018

Opportunity to Interview Members of I AM Campaign, Panelists and Museum Staff

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center invites the media to attend Staring Slavery in the Face: In Libya & Beyond today, January 31 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

With the recent news uncovering horrific images and information about humans being sold in slave auctions in Libya, Lisa Kristine, I AM Campaign, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center have come together to create a one day symposium on combating modern day slavery and the illicit networks that sustain it.

The symposium is part of a series of local efforts seeking to create awareness during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Returning to Cincinnati to deliver our closing keynote address, after jaw dropping reviews for her exhibit, ENSLAVED: A Visual Story of Modern Day Slavery, Lisa Kristine will use powerful imagery coupled with intimate portrayals to raise awareness of modern slavery.

Umaro Djau II, CNN
Terri Foltz, Director of Gracehaven
Laura Dean, Fulbright Alum and Professor at Millikin University
Dr. Eric Jackson, Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University
Caroline Miller, Author at Bracken County Historical Society
Greg Roberts, Executive Director at the Ohio River National Freedom Corridor (ORNFC)
Rita Thomas-Edie, Adjunct Professor and founding Executive Director of the ORNFC
Lisa Kristine, World Renown Humanitarian Photographer
Ronnie Matthew Harris, Urban Strategist and Educator; I AM Campaign/Sacred Roots

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Staff
Dan Hurley, Interim President
Lara Green, Modern-Day Slavery Initiatives Manager
Will Jones, Public Relations & Social Media Coordinator

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
wjones@nurfc.org
(513) 333-7558
(513) 288-4834
Website: freedomcenter.org

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