Freedom & Art – an event to raise awareness about human trafficking

From my email inbox comes news of this very cool event scheduled for Saturday, May 4 to raise awareness about human trafficking.

Freedom & Art

This event is about more than ART and MUSIC. It’s about the COLLISION of freedom and arts as we IGNITE awareness of the plight of victims caught in human trafficking and how you can TRANSFORM YOUR COMMUNITY.

  • Live Music. Compelling Art. Silent Auction.
  • Saturday, May 4, 2013
  • 5-11 pm
  • FREE Admission
  • Open to the public
  • Located at the Hudson Business Lounge in the Historic Third Ward (310 E Buffalo St Milwaukee)

Join us in this dynamic, relaxed social setting among some of the region’s most talented, up-and-coming artists who will be featuring their work. Each artist’s piece will represent their interpretation of the theme “My Freedom Story”.

The event will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres & beverages and a silent auction throughout the evening. Peruse the featured art, engage in discussion with participating artists and learn more about the human trafficking issue from local insiders.

Proceeds from the silent auction will directly benefit Exploit No More and their endeavor to create awareness, advocacy and after care regarding sex trafficking in the Milwaukee area. All the artwork will remain on view until the close of the silent auction bidding. At the end of the evening, winners will be announced and you could walk away with a great piece for your personal collection.


Approximately 27 million people a year are trafficked worldwide for labor and sexual exploitation. Of these, 80% are women and 50% are children. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Estimated to generate $32 billion annually, it is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.

Due to increased media attention, Americans are more aware of the horrors of trafficking. But most perceive it to be a crime isolated to the far corners of the globe rather than a domestic or local issue. Trafficking victims have been identified in cities, suburbs, and rural area in all 50 states including every county in the state of Wisconsin.


Are you an artist? Would you like to help us do something about human trafficking in Milwaukee? Donate a piece of your artwork to the auction or create a piece that tells your freedom story and help us rage against this injustice. Please fill out and submit the following application and submit by April 1 by email or mail to 777 S Barker Rd; Brookfield, WI 54045; attn. Lexi Behrndt or .


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