"FREEDOM MEANS AN AVENUE"
It’s 150 years since Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. As abolitionists continue to fight the evils of modern slavery, we are compiling thoughts, observations and definitions on the nature of freedom.
These will be fed into a new Emancipation Proclamation. A document to help truly end slavery once and for all.
Here are some of our favorite contributions so far. Please keep yours coming.
"Freedom is to have the possibility for my words and actions to reflect my inner-self, to be the master of my choices, and to be who I am, unconditionally." Jeap Yang
"Freedom is not a choice but a moral duty. Nobody chooses to be a prostitute or to be poor or… Circumstances are all we are." Maria Elias
"Freedom is the right to self actualization. The space to create, pursue and share your dreams in a way that represents the things you value and the character of your human spirit." Paulrobitaille
"Perhaps the proclamation should include educating our youth about "street smarts" or "life teaching on human trafficking" in a class room setting as well as from home, as early as one could form a sentence." Misst5159
"Not the ability to do whatever I want, because we have to have limits in a civilized society; rather I see freedom as the ability to befriend and love whoever I want, whenever I want….” R James Means JD
"To feed people who are hungry. To teach them how to feed themselves, and make it FREE"
"Being able to say yes or no, and to be believed and respected for that." Martin McKevat
"Para mi, la libertad es un derecho humano. Según la ONU, "Todos los seres humanos nacen LIBRES e IGUALES en dignidad y derechos." La libertad significa que uno puede controlar a su propia vida y su propio destino y que puede tomar el tiempo de conocerse como ser humano." Krystal Wu
"To matter.To count.To be heard and yes, To Be Respected." MamaC
"La libertad es la capacidad humana de Ser y estar en armonía con el universo." VisionAlternativa
"Freedom is the ability to make choices for yourself and be responsible for the choices that you make." The Defenders
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