We are excited to announce that our friends at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking—an L.A.-based anti-slavery organization that gives legal advocacy, shelter, and other direct services to survivors of modern-day slavery—are holding the annual ‘From Slavery to Freedom’ Gala on May 12. The event will be co-chaired by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, who continue to be active in the anti-slavery movement.
Demi and Ashton, who recently founded their own anti-slavery organization, the DNA Foundation were presenters at the most recent Freedom Awards, where they presented the Fredrick Douglass Award to Tina Frundt, an American survivor of sex slavery who now runs her own anti-slavery organization, Courtney’s House. They presented this same award to Sina Vann in 2009. (See the 2010 Freedom Awards in its entirety after the jump!)
Free the Slaves and CAST are both founding members of the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), a group of U.S.-based anti-slavery organizations that work together to affect policy and public action to end modern-day slavery.
ATEST recently created a massive PSA campaign in New York’s Time Square: check out the campaign here.
Read more about CAST’s gala here.
And watch the Freedom awards below!