Calendar Event

END IT Movement’s ‘Shine a Light on Slavery’ Day

Thursday, February 23, 2017
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

In order to ‘Shine a Light on Slavery,’ the END IT Movement encourages modern day abolitionists worldwide to draw a red 'X' on their hands and share the symbol virally as a representation of the estimated more than 21 million people trapped in slavery today. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s End Slavery Now program is hosting a social media activation station in the lobby of the museum from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for visitors to participate in the viral movement. Visitors are encouraged to draw a red X on their hand, post it to their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, tag #enditmovement #endslaverynow and use that to engage in conversations about the reality of modern-day slavery. Admission is not required to participate in the social media activation station.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center also wants guests who participate in ‘Shine a Light on Slavery’ Day to wear red for a community photo, in the shape of a large X, in the Grand Hall of the museum at 12:00 pm. 

Admission is not required to participate.

For more information about the END IT Movement, visit enditmovement.com.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:00am