Events & News

Play Urges Us to Incorporate Survivors’ Voices

Matt Mason (co-director of Historians Against Slavery) sent us this report about a recent anti-slavery event, wherein he was able to highlight the connections between past and present slaveries:   On Saturday, October 10, 2015, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. hosted an important and energizing event in the history […]

The Liberator, December 2015

Check out the December issue of The Liberator, the Free Project’s monthly newsletter! This month, find out about a new graphic novel series helping young people talk about sex trafficking, raising your voice to create better local and national trafficking policies, the realities of bonded labor, and much more.

7 Layers Captive Performance at the Kennedy Center

The personal stories of formerly enslaved men and women were one of the most powerful tools used by nineteenth-century abolitionists. The same is true today. Join Stacy Jewell Lewis as she tells her story through drama at a performace of 7 Layers Captive. From the play’s website: “Using the power of music, poetry, and […]

Adrian College’s Fair-Trade Ambition

Free Project Activist Emily Toupalik Fights for a Slavery-Free Campus An abolitionist fervently working to establish lasting change by altering Americans’ consumption patterns: this might sound like the description of a nineteenth-century anti-slavery activist. But this characterization describes a twenty-first century activist, Emily Toupalik, an Adrian College senior and member […]

Austin Free Project Is Now Blogging!

The Austin Free Project chapter, which includes members from three different Texas institutions, has started a blog to raise awareness of human trafficking. Check it out at While it is just getting up and running, this is a great idea to recruit new members, keep current members in the […]