Why I Free Slaves Profiles
The Teacher | Potomac, Maryland
“I free slaves because freedom is so important. I don’t have to give much, I don’t have to do much. But there are people who through that support can really change lives and change the world,” says 8th grade teacher Robert Birk.
The Psychologist | Los Angeles, California
“I free slaves because I can’t not! In my life, I have always been an activist. I know it touched a place in my heart where I have an ache to do this. I will do this until I can’t walk anymore,” says psychologist Sheila Siegel.
The Actress | Los Angeles, California
“I free slaves because I believe we are all created equal. People ask why I have gotten involved with Free the Slaves. I just can’t think of anything that has a higher purpose than putting value on human life,” says actress Virginia Williams.
The Photographer | San Francisco, California
“I stand for freedom because it’s every person’s birthright,” says humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine. “We all have something to give,” she says, “look in yourself and find that one thing that you can give toward ending slavery.”
Why I Free Slaves Series Compilation 2016
Free the Slaves has sent award-winning filmmakers around the globe to document stories of slavery and freedom. Find out why we’re now turning the camera toward our most committed contributors. See our video compilation of 2016 profiles – including a teacher, actress, investor, author, raabbi, and psychologist – here.
Why I Free Slaves Series Compilation 2017
Our series spotlighting inspiring Free the Slaves donors continues, this year featuring a musician, researcher, photographer, and historian. See our video compilation of 2017 profiles here.