On March 7th, 1965, MartinLutherKing Jr. lead hundreds of nonviolent demonstrators on a march to Montgomery, Alabama in an effort to obtain equal voting rights for African Americans.
On June 5, 1989, a man stood in front of a line of tanks the morning after the Chinese military forcibly removed protesters from in and around Tiananmen Square. The photograph of the event is widely considered to be one of the most iconic images of the 20th century.
On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall was inundated with people from both sides. They began to chip away at the wall and when it tumbled down, so did an era once defined by political and social oppression.
History is made by people like you, risking everything and stepping in. If you think you would’ve taken a stand against injustice in the past, prove it and Be Here Now.
Made In A Free World has created a way for you to feel what it would’ve been like to participate in historic battles for human rights. When you upload your photo, your image will be used to create a personalized video that draws on the inspiration from our heroes of the past. These videos are a unique way to say “I couldn’t be there then, but I can Be HereNow.”
This is your moment to be a part of one of the greatest fights for justice of our time.
“Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for rights. And so just as I said, we aren’t going to let dogs or water hoses turn us around. We aren’t going to let any injunction turn us around. We are going on.”
In 1864, the Thirteenth Amendment declared that no one can be owned by another, yet today there are thousands held in modern day slavery. In the US, a majority of trafficking victims are women or girls who are forced into prostitution. On giveaway newspapers pages and bright computer screens, the ads are there. In crowded bars or elegant hotel lobbies, the transactions are made. Women and girls are bought for sex in the dark corners of our society protected by our willful ignorance…
We have had an absolutely incredible first year and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for discovering your Slavery Footprint and joining the community of individuals calling for products Made In A Free World.
For our birthday this year, we want to expand the MIAFW community to 1,000,000 people. Can you help grant our birthday wish by inviting 3 of your friends to discover their Slavery Footprint? Together, we can finally put slavery in the history books.
You have slaves working for you. Now what? Use your voice to create the demand for products “Made In A Free World.”
We want to send 1,000 letters THIS WEEK to our favorite apparel brands, asking them to investigate their supply chains for slave labor. This is your chance to impact an industry. So, what are you waiting for?!