International students to support #MyFreedomDay - March 14th, 2019

#MyFreedomDay is a global day of action, involving students from all over the world, to raise awareness of human trafficking and to take a stand against modern slavery. #MyFreedomDay was launched in 2017 and last year, at only the second day of action, students from more than 100 countries participated with the #MyFreedomDay hashtag generating 1.4 billion impressions on Twitter. This is what happens when students actively engage in an initiative to make a change.

 

A wide range of international schools supported last year’s day of action, led by Atlanta International School in partnership with CNN, including International School of Hong Kong, Dwight Schools, International School Geneva, UWCSEA, British School Manila, Western Academy Beijing, and many more. This video provides a glimpse of what the day looked like in 2018

 

“What most inspired all of us during last year’s #MyFreedomDay was the commitment, dedication, energy, and passion these students showed throughout the campaign. It is evident they feel they can really make an impact in this world,” said Kevin Glass, Headmaster at Atlanta International School. “We would like to continue to expand the success in order to create a truly massive global student movement.”

 

On March 14th, 2019, Atlanta International School and CNN will be asking schools, students, individuals, organisations, cities, and countries to participate in the #MyFreedomDay day of action in support of preventing modern-day slavery. 

 

If you’re interested in being part of this year’s #MyFreedomDay, please fill out the Google Form here , and share this message with others who may be interested. You’ll receive suggestions on ways that your school can support the day.

 

Right now, students can start using social media to spread the word about #MyFreedomDay. There are two questions they can answer. A personal one: “What does freedom mean to me?” Or students can take a more active, collective approach by answering the question: “What can we do to make sure everyone lives in a free world?”

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