Liverpool set to Walk For Freedom as Anti-Slavery Event Takes Place This Weekend
If you’re in the out and about this weekend you may catch sight of the most unusual march to take place in the city since the giants arrived back in 2008.
On Saturday 15th of October, Liverpool will participate in a global fundraising and awareness event called the Walk For Freedom. The purpose of the event is to shine a spotlight on the 27 million men, women, and children who are still trapped in slavery today.
With 200 walks in 28 countries participating in last year’s event, A21 is a global anti-human trafficking organisation, which aims to raise funds and awareness with their 3rd annual Walk For Freedom in 2016.
What makes the Walk For Freedom’s different is that a single-file line of participants dressed in black, with black tape covering their mouths to represent the 27 million slaves who have no voice will walk peacefully around the city on a 2 mile route.
As the line moves throughout each city, information about human trafficking is distributed to onlookers.
The details for the Liverpool Walk For Freedom Event are as follows:
– Saturday 15th October 2016
– Check-in Time: 11am
– Walk Time: 12noon – 1pm
– Place: Martin Luther King Building, International Slavery Museum
– Distance: Less than 2 miles
– What to Wear: All black, including the Walk For Freedom T-shirt if previously purchased.
Beatriz Roberts, Liverpool’s volunteer co-ordinator said: “I’m really looking forward to the walk. The city’s own links to historical slavery should act as a platform to raise awareness for what is a growing, largely under-reported crime.”
The Walk For Freedom exists to eradicate modern-day slavery, a global reality that affects every continent and economic structure. The goal of the walk is not to protest, but to hand out flyers, and take a united stance that will turn awareness into action.
To find out more about A21, check out their website here. The official hashtag for the event is #WalkForFreedom Please share you pics with us on Twitter, tweet us @TheGuideLpool