Friend of Free the Slaves, artist Ben Swatez will be having an art show this Sunday, February 12 at the Phantom Gallery in Long Beach, CA. Last year, Ben visited our frontline work in the village of Bahari in India. The community there had just recently come out of slavery through Free the Slaves’ Free a Village, Build a Movement initiative. Ben brought art supplies and taught the villagers how to paint. The resulting artworks are breath-taking—you read more >
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Last night was the opening event of artist Benjamin Swatez exhibition at Ortega 120 in Redondo Beach. The show features works created live during several past Free the Slaves events—including Freedom Fest in San Diego, and Freedom Rocks, the after party of last month’s Freedom Awards.
The show will run through mid January. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Benjamin’s art will go toward funding the India Art Project.
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There are more slaves today than ever in history. Yet, the issue of modern day slavery has not yet cracked mainstream discourse the way we’d like. So we are always heartened to see when intelligent, creative people use innovative ways to raise awareness about what we see as the human rights issue of our time.