The ‘End it Movement,' a national awareness campaign against modern-day slavery, parks their tour van in front of the Student Union Building on Tuesday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students, faculty and the general public are encouraged to stop by to facilitate a discussion about making a change.
The campaign's mission is to shine a light on slavery by educating newer generations about the estimated 27 million men, women and children who live in the shadows of factories, brothels and quarries. While some live under the notion that slavery in the United States ended with the 13th Amendment, it is estimated there are 200,000 slaves in the U.S. alone.
Comprised of two people, one van and a photo booth, the road team is visiting 30 U.S. cities in an attempt to connect and equip "Freedom Fighters" to be the voice of local communities. Albuquerque will be the first stop along the team's New Mexico tour.
Sponsored by Rotaract, Women Empowerment: Develop Global Leadership and the UNM Women's Resource Center. For more information on the campaign, visit their website at www.enditmovement.com.