As part of its Freedom Project to raise awareness of the existence of modern slavery, CNN is teaming up with young people around the world for a student-led day of action on March 14. Several international schools are getting involved and spreading the word.
Hong Kong International School will be broadcasting live events on CNN on Tuesday, including slavery simulations throughout the day, a virtual gallery, and a panel discussion.
German Swiss International School’s events incorporate filming a video asking students about the meaning of freedom, and a bake sale to raise funds for Justice Centre, a Hong Kong charity protecting refugees from threats of slavery and torture.
West Island School will hold several events including a “freedom”-themed baking competition and an art exhibit entitled “Break the Chain”.
King George V students appeared in a CNN piece during which they experienced simulations of what those in slavery endure. The school will also hold a performance by artist Zino Chan.
It’s not to late to get involved. You, your friends, and your school can support the project by spreading #MyFreedomDay on social media. Get creative! Every little helps.
Find out more at cnn.com/myfreedom