It’s important for those in the anti-slavery movement to let the world know that slavery can be eradicated. Alerting the public that slavery still exists is not enough. We must show the way to a world where all are free.
This is why Free the Slaves celebrates courageous heroes who fight slavery every day. Each year artists, actors, business and political leaders, musicians, abolitionists and anyone who loves freedom, gather for the Free the Slaves Freedom Awards ceremony.
The awards are open to slavery survivors who are now helping others, and to individuals whose leadership has made a lasting impact on the global effort to eradicate human trafficking, forced labor and all forms of modern-day slavery.
The Freedom Awards celebrate heroes of the anti-slavery movement from around the world by shining a spotlight on successful, sustainable anti-slavery work. Winners receive cash prizes to continue and expand their work. Previous winners have come from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the U.S.
NEW VIDEO: See how inspiring the awards ceremony can be! Highlights from 2008-10.
Awardees will be flown to Los Angeles for an inspirational ceremony that honors the vision and courage of slavery survivors, community-based organizations, individual leaders and extraordinary volunteers—all bringing slaves to freedom.
Nominate your hero. (Or nominate yourself—that’s okay, too.) For more information and to apply for the awards visit: www.freetheslaves.net/FreedomAwardsNominations.
This awards show will make you laugh, and cry—and want to change the world.
If you’ve never seen the annual Freedom Awards, you have no idea how inspiring it is to join the growing global movement of people who love freedom. Freedom for all. If you’ve seen previous Freedom Awards—well, this edition will knock your socks off!
Each year, Free the Slaves honors courageous heroes who risk their lives to free slaves. During the broadcast, you’ll see an actual rescue caught on videotape. You’ll see breathtaking portraits of slaves and slavery survivors by world renowned photographer Lisa Kristine. You’ll see Grammy-winner Jason Mraz sing with child slavery survivors in Africa.
Award presenters include Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker, actors Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Camilla Belle and Vincent Kartheiser, spiritual leader Michael Bernard Beckwith and CNN.com chief Meredith Artley. The witty Sir Ken Robinson is host. Musical guests include Rickie Byars Beckwith, the Agape International Choirs and Ghanaian reggae star Rocky Dawuni.
The Freedom Rocks after-party picks up where the awards ceremony leaves off. It’s premiering on the Slavery Sucks webpage on January 29th. More music from Jason Mraz and Rocky Dawuni, along with Luc and the Lovingtons and the Makepeace Brothers. Actor Ryan Devlin is host.
Enjoy the show, then visit FreetheSlaves.net to donate. Your continuing support makes it possible for us to help people from slavery to freedom worldwide.
The 2010 Freedom Awards happening LIVE in Los Angeles, Sunday November 7 at 6 p.m. PST.
Featuring the witty master of ceremonies: Sir Ken Robinson. Music from Jason Mraz. Presenters include Forest Whitaker, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher—and more!
The best and most promising activists in the global anti-slavery movement will be honored. A shout-out-loud celebration of triumph! Watch the Freedom Awards to see how people on the front lines work to eradicate slavery—it’s possible. We can end slavery.
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The annual Freedom Awards is the biggest event of the anti-slavery movement. Sir Ken Robinson is presiding over the ceremony. Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Jason Mraz, Camilla Belle, Gina Bianchini, Rocky Dawuni, Meredith Artley, Vincent Kartheiser and Ryan Devlin are among the presenters.
Heroes from all over the world will be honored. You’ll be dancing in the isles, shouting out, “Freedom Rocks!” We’re calling it a soul-revving, heart-thumping, shout-out-loud celebration. And it’s a WEEK AND A HALF AWAY!