Freedom Expressions ATL Exhibition Opens at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The exhibition of paintings, photographs and multimedia works seeks to educate and inspire travelers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to take action against human trafficking. FREEDOM EXPRESSIONS ATL  is presented by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. and the International Human Trafficking Institute (IHTI) through August 31.

ATLANTA –  On May 22, the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the International Human Trafficking Institute launched Freedom Expressions ATL, an art exhibition about human trafficking. The summer exhibition showcases professional artwork in the atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport May 22 through July 22, with student artwork featured in the airport's Concourse E June 5-August 31, 2015.

The Freedom Expressions ATL campaign uses creative expression to raise awareness and inspire action addressing human trafficking, which affects millions of children and adults from all over the world. By force, violence, fraud or coercion, victims are exploited by traffickers in various industries, including sex, manufacturing, agriculture, domestic services, organ donation, mining and fishing.

The opening of the May 22 exhibition at Hartsfield-Jackson included the following dignitaries, community leaders and corporate executives:            

The following professional artists' work is featured in the exhibition:

Freedom Expressions ATL features student work on display June 5- August 31 in Concourse E; this exhibition is curated by Rebecca Des Marais and Michael Simanga with art from the following schools:

Freedom Expressions ATL is one of several initiatives that will mark the first anniversary of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. For a full list of The Center's events and programs, click here.
To help fight human trafficking, follow the International Human Trafficking Institute, a student-led movement dedicated to combating human trafficking by providing students with training, resources, and collaboration worldwide. For additional information visit