Friday, September 30, 2011

Let's Put An End To Human Trafficking This Saturday!

In the past, we have written about a number of incredible organizations working to fight against human trafficking. Most are located overseas making it difficult for those in the US to get involved.  But today we are bringing you The Blind Project, and a chance to help make a difference.

The Blind Project, located not too far from our office, is a collective of passionate individuals working together to help build a sense of belonging and independence to victims and survivors of commercial sex trade in Southeast Asia.The Blind Project started Biographé, a sustainable clothing brand that teaches exploited women from the commercial sex trade in Southeast Asia marketing skills in fashion design and production. Biographé allows every individual employment in a positive work environment while earning a sustainable wage.
Want to get involved? Here's how! 
This Saturday, The Blind Project is joining forces with DACS (Designers Against Child Slavery) to showcase Episodes, Illustrated Stories of Survivors of Sex Trafficking. The exhibit will take place at 40 Thompson Street and will feature work from over 50 artists from all over the globe who are determined to give victims and survivors of sex trafficking a powerful voice and renewed strength. The artist’s inspiration came from stories of real survivors whom the Blind Project has worked closely with.
 The exhibit is open to the public and will be from 12-7 pm. For more information click here.*All artwork proceeds will be donated in support of The Blind Project to help continue the fight against sex trafficking and support victims to fight back.