Free the Slaves, an organization dedicated to bringing awareness of modern slavery in view of the general population, hosts their annual Freedom Awards Sunday, November 7th, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The event will kick off at 5pm with the highest honor being presented to those who fight the battle against modern day slavery. Honorees include musicians, actors, business and civic leaders, authors and activists; all who have chosen to bring awareness to the 27,000,000+ individuals who are part of the current slave trade market of the 21st century. The Freedom Rocks Concert will follow the ceremony for a celebration of hope and progress just outside the Performing Arts Center.
Sir Ken Robinson will host the Freedom Rocks Concert with live performances by Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz, Rickie Byars Beckwith & the Agape International Choir, Rocky Dawuni and String Theory. Michael Bernard Beckwith and the President of Free The Slaves, Dr. Kevin Bales will inspire us on stage along with many others. Actors Camilla Belle (“Push”, “10,000 BC”) and Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”, “Alpha Dog”) will join Meredith Artley, the managing editor of CNN.com, as presenters at this year’s awards ceremony. There will also be the world-premiere exhibit of slave portraits by renowned photographer Lisa Kristine. Actor and humanitarian Ryan Devlin (“Brothers & Sisters”, “Cougar Town”) will host the Freedom Rocks After Party, which will feature performances by Rocky Dawuni and Luc and The Lovingtons, along with a very special encore performance by GRAMMY Award Winner Jason Mraz. Attendees will receive a full understanding of how the organization functions, the importance of the issues and HOW to be an instrument of change by getting involved.
Tickets for this weekend’s GRAND event are still available.
Individual Tix: $25-100 – pre-event reception with a performance by String Theory, reserved seating at the Freedom Awards & admission to the Freedom Rocks after party and concert featuring a special performance by GRAMMY Award Winner Jason Mraz.
VIP Tix: $250 – all of the above plus a VIP pre-event reception with award winners and dignitaries, premium seating at the Freedom Awards, admission to the world-premiere exhibit of slave portraits by renowned photographer Lisa Kristine and gourmet snacks and custom cocktails at Freedom Rocks.
To purchase tickets please call 800-595-4849 (4TIX) or log onto www.freetheslaves.tix.com.
You can watch the Freedom Awards live at Cause Cast, www.causecast.org/freedomawards
This Year’s Freedom Award Winners! (Click their names to be directed to their bios)
- Tina Frundt (USA) | Frederick Douglass Award
- JEEVIKA (India) | Harriet Tubman Award
- Roger Plant (U.K.) | William Wilberforce Award
- Anne Keehn (USA) | Anne Templeton Zimmerman Fellowship