Faces of Freedom: Visions of Hope for Child Laborers

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Remembering Robin

March 19, 2014

National Education Association, Washington, DC

In November, the movement to end child labor lost one of its most effective and relentless champions. Join GoodWeave and members of the Child Labor Coalition for an evening to remember our friend and ally, award-winning human rights photographer and filmmaker, agitator and educator—U. Roberto Romano (“Robin”).

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Faces of Freedom at Gensler

January 17, 2013 - February 28, 2013

San Francisco, CA

See Faces of Freedom displayed alongside certified child-labor-free rugs at Gensler's headquarters.

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Robin Gray Designs displays "Faces of Freedom"

October 26, 2012

Santa Fe, NM

See a selection of GoodWeave's Faces of Freedom photo exhibit alongside a showcase of Robin Gray Design's new rugs at Arrediamo Santa Fe.

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Faces of Freedom on Display at 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering

July 18 - 22, 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana

Faces of Freedom will be on display at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering.

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Faces of Freedom at Gallery la Musa

November 10, 2011

The Chevy Chase Pavilion, Washington, DC

GoodWeave partner Gallery la Musa is hosting a reception, exhibition and sale of GoodWeave certified rugs, with net proceeds to benefit GoodWeave. Guests will have an opportunity to learn about GoodWeave's One in a Million campaign and see prize-winning images from GoodWeave's Faces of Freedom traveling exhibition.

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Faces of Freedom Photos Displayed at UN Exhibit in Geneva

September 1 - 27, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland

The UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery (Trust Fund) chose photos from GoodWeave’s Faces of Freedom series to be displayed at the UN Headquarters in Geneva as part of an exhibition to mark its 20th anniversary.

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Faces of Freedom Photo Exhibit Comes to Macy's Herald Square

June 28, 2011 - July 22, 2011

New York City

Macy's hosted GoodWeave's nationally touring Faces of Freedom photography exhibit at its flagship Herald Square store in Manhattan. Herald Square Macy's is one of ten targeted stores to offer its customers several exclusive collections of area rugs certified child-labor-free by GoodWeave.

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Duke Chapel Hosts Faces of Freedom Exhibit

January 18, 2011 - February 24, 2011

Duke University, Durham, NC

Duke University Chapel will host the Faces of Freedom Exhibit from January 18 to February 24, 2011. Inspired by the exhibit, on February 7, Duke University's Kenan Institute for Ethics will host “Certifying Virtue,” a panel discussing the effectiveness of certification. Lou Brown, Education and Outreach Associate for the Kenan Institute for Ethics, will moderate, and panelists include Chris MacDonald, Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics; J. Gregory Dees, Professor of the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Management; and Tim Büthe, Assistant Professor of Political Science. For more information, click here.


GoodWeave Among NGOs Featured in "Invisible: Slavery Today"

October 8, 2010 - January 1, 2011

Cincinnati, Ohio

GoodWeave, along with other NGOs, will be featured in the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's exhibit, “Invisible: Slavery Today."

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Faces of Freedom Showcased at the Michael Forsberg Gallery

October 4 - 10, 2010

Lincoln, Neb.

Faces of Freedom will be on display at the Michael Forsberg Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska. The exhibit coincides with the Textile Society of America Conference, held Oct. 6 – 9, and the Second Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, held Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

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About the Photographer

U. Roberto Romano

U. Roberto Romano

Award-winning human rights educator, filmmaker and photographer U. Roberto Romano began his activism on the issue of child labor in 1995…

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About GoodWeave

GoodWeave works to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia. The GoodWeave label is your best assurance that no illegal child labor was used in the making of a carpet or rug. Since GoodWeave's founding, the number of South Asian children trapped in illegal and exploitative carpet-making work has dropped from 1 million to 250,000. Now more children are going to school and living with hope for the future.

About UNICEF

For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world's leading international children's organization, working in over 150 countries to address the ongoing problems that contribute to child mortality. UNICEF provides lifesaving nutrition, clean water, education, protection and emergency response saving more young lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. While millions of children die every year of preventable causes like dehydration, upper respiratory infections and measles, UNICEF, with the support of partnering organizations and donors alike, has the global experience, resources and reach to give children the best hope of survival.

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