Slavery Footprint Campus Challenge: Spotlight on George Washington University posted by Casey Acierno on 11/19/12 @ 12:50pm via mtvU's Against Our Will Campaign
As the holiday season starts up, we’re all thinking about all sorts of products that we’ll be consuming – from turkeys, cranberry sauce, and apple pie to the laptops, sweaters, and jewelry on our holiday wish lists. While we’re doing so, though, it’s important to remember that many products have been touched at some point by modern-day slavery. How can you balance the holiday festivities with taking a stand against modern-day slavery? Simple: join the Slavery Footprint Campus Challenge, and you too can take action to help end modern-day slavery!
The mtvU Against Our Will campaign has partnered with Slavery Footprint for the second year running to encourage college students nationwide to take the short Slavery Footprint survey and find out how many slaves work for them, and then take fun and easy action steps to make a difference. The top school and top students at the end of the year will be rewarded with a shout-out on-air on mtvU!
This week, Slavery Footprint interviewed students from George Washington University, who are currently sitting on top of the leaderboard. The students, who are a part of the FREE Project, have been working on videos to raise awareness of modern-day slavery and organizing a holiday clothing drive for local survivors of sex trafficking. To hear more from the students, check out Slavery Footprint’s blog – and to get involved and challenge their lead, visit footprint.againstourwill.org.