“Artists around the world are using their talents to fuel the Abolitionist Movement.” – NotForSaleCampaign.org
The intersection of art and social justice takes many forms:
Artist Kru Nam of Thailand decided one day to take blank canvases to street kids and quickly learned the kids had been trafficked into the country as slaves. She has since rescued and prevented over 110 children from slavery in the sex industry.
Photographers throughout Europe donate their talents to a campaign to raise awareness about the trafficking of women into sex slavery.
A student filmmaker at USC creates a short film on forced child labor in India, winning the Student Academy Award for “Kavi”.
Artists in Chicago collaborate to create the Buy Art Not People initiative to raise awareness and resources to combat modern slavery.
Whether creating art to raise awareness, giving a portion of art proceeds to fund abolitionist efforts, or innovating new ways for art to intersect social justice, artists have an integral role in the modern abolitionist movement. See our Action page to learn how your passion can help fuel the modern abolitionist movement.
“All art requires courage.” Anne Tucker
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