Category: A Year to Dine with Dignity: May 2009 – August 2010

Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour Days Twelve and Thirteen, New England

Aug. 7-8, 2010 [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="288"] After a powerful Day Eleven of bi-continental Ahold actions, the tour crew continued its blitz through New England, making four stops in just two days.The first stop was at the largest of Providence's numerous farmers markets -- the Hope Street Market -- where community members gather every Saturday during the season to buy >> Read More
Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour Day Eleven, Aug. 6, 2010 Quincy, MA & Amsterdam

Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour Day Eleven, Aug. 6, 2010 Quincy, MA & Amsterdam

Day Eleven of the Northeast Tour was a clear departure from previous days, distinguished by two inspiring actions that ratcheted up pressure on supermarket giant Ahold on both sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S., the tour crew (pictured above) delivered nearly 1,000 postcards -- each signed by consumers during the first half of the three-week tour -- to Ahold >> Read More

Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour Days Eight, Nine and Ten, New York City

Aug. 2-4, 2010 [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="288"] To kick off Week Two of the tour, the Modern-Day Slavery Museum spent three very busy days in New York, a Northern city heavily implicated in the history of chattel slavery.This long-forgotten history is best reflected at African Burial Ground National Monument (pictured above), a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan that was >> Read More
Modern-Day Slavery Museum visits Philly!

Modern-Day Slavery Museum visits Philly!

Video short with reactions by museum goers from Philadelphia. Don't miss the photo report from Days Three, Four & Five in the City of Brotherly Love... The CIW's Modern-Day Slavery Museum spent two hot days on Philadelphia's historic Independence Mall last week, providing an opportunity to reflect on the themes of freedom and bondage throughout American history. In addition to >> Read More

Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour, Days Six and Seven, Princeton and Paterson, NJ

July 30 & August 1, 2010 [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="288"] To round out the first week of its Northeast Tour, the Modern-Day Slavery Museum departed Pennsylvania for its neighbor to the east, New Jersey. As its nickname hints, the Garden State itself is no stranger to fruit and vegetable production and has served as one of the northernmost points on >> Read More
Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour, Days 3-5, Philadelphia, PA

Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour, Days 3-5, Philadelphia, PA

 July 27-29, 2010 [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="288"] After successful stops in Charlottesville, VA and Washington, DC, the Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum spent two and a half days in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, and one-time capital of the United States.The site for most of the visit -- directly outside Independence Hall, in a highly trafficked constellation of museums and >> Read More