About “My Freedom Day”
We are happy to have partnered with the CNN Freedom Project for #MyFreedomDay on March 14, 2017. Throughout this day, students around the world took part in activities within their schools and communities, to raise awareness about human trafficking. They were asked to celebrate freedom and speak up for those who are unable to. As a student, it didn’t matter what you did, as long as you did something!
What does freedom mean to you? We take it for granted while others can only dream of it. This is what #MyFreedomDay highlighted.
We hosted a student panel in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 14, 2017, from 6 pm-8 pm, so that the youth were able to express themselves about freedom, and how they felt they could contribute to creating a world without human trafficking – or modern-day slavery. The event was open to the public (entrance required a Youth Underground T-shirt)* and took place at the following venue:
Centre des Arts Auditorium
International School of Geneva
Route de Chêne 62
1208 Geneva, Switzerland
*see below for purchase details.
Featuring on CNN & YU’s social media
Those interested in sharing their thoughts about freedom in a short video were asked to follow the 3 steps below!
Step 1. The Youth Underground T-shirt
Wearing a Youth Underground T-shirt:
Step 2. Video requirements
- Wear the Youth Underground T-shirt
- Take a 5-30 second (max) cell phone video of a yourself alone (not in a group)
- The phone should be held vertically
- And say the following:
- My name is … (first name only)
- I am … (your age)
- Freedom to me means …
Step 3. Send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org
Featuring on CNN
To view the CNN segment on Youth Underground and listen to students speak about freedom and human trafficking, click here.
A big thank you to all those who made this event a success!