Are we really free if there are 20 million slaves in the world?
this image is part of the human tableau project, a static street performance tableau i created with the help of several other talented creatives to symbolically show the evils of human trafficking in our world today.
this image in particular shows the mockery and the mourning of the emancipation proclimation, a united states legal document spearheaded by president abraham lincoln to abolish slavery in the states over 200 years ago. in the united states alone today, 800,000 people are trafficked into the us annually, and 300,000 are trafficked domestically within our own borders.
the emanicaption proclimation stood for freedom. let's make america (and the rest of the world) free again and join the fight against human trafficking modern slavery!
to get started, visit my blog (link in my bio) for a list of actions you can start doing today to make a difference, and visit any of the following organizations: polaris project, the coalition to abolish slavery and trafficking (c.a.s.t. la), hands of hope, not for sale campaign, a21, and love 146.
credits: stephanie oplinger @stephanieoplingerarts, photographer howard kim, art and design assistant courtney lotz, and assistant kaitlyn davis.