This is your opportunity to be mesmerized by Peggy Callahan, an anti-slavery activist, and filmmaker, as she shares her stories of fighting modern-day slavery and decades reporting and producing films on poverty, the foster care system, the death penalty, farm-workers, racism, homelessness, and slavery, to name just a few. Peggy is a powerful, award-winning storyteller that has helped change laws and lives. She has worked on 5 continents and 15 countries through two international anti-slavery organizations that she co-founded; Voices4Freedom and Free the Slaves. Her impact has been astonishing, including over 15,000 people freed from slavery, 29 transitional schools in India that help entire villages free themselves from slavery, more than 200 traffickers and slaveholders arrested, 256 million people reached to raise public awareness, and has created the world's largest video library on modern-day slavery, shared it for free with the world's best storytellers so they could tell the story of slavery. Aside from her ongoing anti-slavery work, Peggy is currently producing a film inspired by the international bestseller, The Book of Joy with Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama and launching a podcast with The 1440 Multiversity.
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m: Check-in and networking
6:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m: Panel presentation and Questions & Answers
Peggy Callahan is a filmmaker and human rights activist. Her sense of fairness (or maybe masochism) has driven her work in television and human rights activism. She has spent decades as a reporter, producer, director, TV exec telling stories about poverty, the foster care system, the death penalty, farm-workers, racism, homelessness, and slavery to name just a few. Peggy’s powerful, award-winning storytelling has helped change laws and lives.
Along the way, she learned that, contrary to popular opinion, Abraham’s Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery around the globe. So, Peggy co-founded two international anti-slavery organizations that have helped free tens of thousands of people from slavery, consulted with governments around the world and helped get laws passed against slavery in the US and abroad. In addition, Voices4Freedom and Free the Slaves have reached more than 256 million people to raise public awareness and more than 450,000 people in regions rife with human trafficking, to educate them about their rights.
Peggy produced The Freedom Awards and leveraged $2.1 million to support the work of anti-slavery heroes on the front lines. The awards were covered by 150 media outlets in 10 countries reaching more than 150 million people and broadcast to 84 million viewers on two continents. She has created the world's largest video library on modern-day slavery and shared it for free with the world's best storytellers so they could tell the story of slavery. Currently, Peggy is producing a film with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and heads an anti-slavery organization, Voices4Freedom which has 28 transitional schools in India that help free entire villages from slavery. She is also excited to launch a new podcast with 1440 Multiversity.
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