January 11, 2014 will be National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which reminds America that over 20 million men, women, and children across the globe are enslaved and subject to countless kinds of abuse and injustices on a daily basis. Staying informed and giving back are minor ways of helping put an end to modern slavery, and events like ‘Let Freedom Ring’ exist as a vehicle of support for organizations like Free the Slaves, which help do just as their name indicates.
We’ve got tickets to the January 11th benefit concert where audience members can continue engaging in this awareness. Who’s playing? Step right this way.
At Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights, The Impressions, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, The Inspirational Voices of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, and members of the Dap-Kings including Binky Griptite will perform in honor of Free the Slaves. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and ticket prices range from $22.50-$150.
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The day before the concert, on January 10th, a roundtable discussion will take place at Brooklyn Historical Society. Freedom Award-winner Tina Frundt, a survivor of slavery and an activist, will join Harvard’s Timothy Patrick McCarthy and Free the Slaves’ Maurice I. Middleberg for a roundtable discussion.
Here’s how you can win a pair of tickets:
1. FOLLOW us @soundofthecity
2. Tweet “Free the Slaves” at @soundofthecity
3. Wait patiently for us to choose a winner at random.
4. Winners will be notified by noon Friday.
Below is a video on modern slavery followed by Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens performing “I’ll Take the Long Road.”
Best of luck!