Interview Description: Sarah Symons shares the moment when upon seeing the documentary, “The Day My Dad Died,” her life changed dramatically. She says, “When I saw the courage of the survivors who were rescuing others in an underground railroad and people all over the world who were putting their lives on the line to end slavery and pull people out of slavery, I knew that I needed to get on board and become an abolitionist and do everything I could to help end this crisis and bring enslaved people to permanent freedom.”
Bio: Sarah Symons is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Emancipation Network, a social purpose non-profit business fighting human trafficking through the import and sale of handicraft products made by survivors and girls at high risk for being sold into slavery. From 1990-1994, Sarah served as Program Director and Artist in Residence for Creative Arts Workshops, a program serving homeless kids in New York City. In this capacity, Symons provided direct services to youth, managed volunteers, planned and implemented large-scale art projects, and launched a teen program
Everyday Hero: Peggy Callahan is the co-founder and Executive Producer of Free The Slaves an organization that works with the powerless and the powerful by freeing men, women and children from slavery and influencing policy makers to emancipate all enslaved people. Peggy produces the Freedom Awards, creates Free The Slaves documentaries and oversees the hundreds of films in the FTS library.