We are proud to announce the launch of Voices of Freedom, an archive of more than 80 recorded conversations featuring the reflections of survivors of human trafficking and allied professionals in the field. In these personal and powerful stories, participants share some of the moments that shaped them, the lessons they have learned, and their hopes for the future of the anti-trafficking field. They also examine the legacy of the Trafficking Victims Protect Act of 2000 and chronicle progress before and after the landmark legislation.
During this event, we’ll highlight major themes and feature discussions from participants in the archive.
A collaborative effort between StoryCorps, the HHS Office on Trafficking in Persons, and the Administration for Native Americans, Voices of Freedom serves as a testament to the power of conversation, storytelling, and oral history. The archive preserves the voices of those who have informed, shaped, and contributed to the successes of the anti-trafficking field over the past two decades.
Voices of Freedom archives a diverse range of lived experiences, contributing to the democratization of historical records. The stories challenge us to reexamine the past to ensure the voices of those experiencing trafficking in the present are heard. These firsthand accounts of how survivors’ experiences have changed over the past 20 years will be preserved in the StoryCorps Archive at the American Folklife Center.
Learn more about the Voices of Freedom initiative and add your story to the archive.