2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leads “Meet Up for Childhood Freedom”

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Photo Opportunity at Lincoln Memorial with Kailash Satyarthi

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As the event closes, the word “FREEDOM” will illuminate marking the 157th anniversary of President Lincoln’s House Divided speech.

What: Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, joins supporters to issue a clarion call for achieving freedom for the world’s children — freedom from slavery, labor, abuse, trafficking and illiteracy. This gathering will celebrate the progress made and gear up for the significant work ahead. The world still has 168 million child laborers and Satyarthi is on a mission to free each one of them.

Who:

  •     Kailash Satyarthi:

o    Liberated 83,994 children from exploitation, with his grass root movement, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation
o    Architect of the single largest civil society network for the most exploited children, the Global March Against Child Labor. His efforts led to the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on worst forms of child labor in 1999
o    One of Fortune Magazine’s 2015 World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

  •     Numerous partner organizations including, American Federation of Teachers, ATEST, Campaign for Education-US, Child Labor Coalition, GoodWeave, National Consumers League, National Education Association, Solidarity Center and RFK Human Rights
  •     Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir
  •     Numerous DC-area school children
  •     Expecting hundreds of concerned citizens who support childhood freedom

When: Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 4-5:30pm ET
Where: The steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Photo Op: Eight foot letters spelling the word “FREEDOM” against the backdrop of the Lincoln Memorial. As the event closes, the word “FREEDOM” will illuminate marking the 157th anniversary of President Lincoln’s House Divided speech.

Website/Social: For more information, please visit: lincoln.satyarthi.org
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RSVP Event Page: Meet Up for Childhood Freedom (free event to public) https://www.facebook.com/events/950185001690308/
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