Community Educational Seminars
The Freedom Café offers a variety of seminars suitable for residence halls, community organizations, businesses, schools, and more; including introductory and in depth presentations on human trafficking, facilitated discussion, film viewing, a chocolate fondue protest party, and coffee and tea tasting seminars. View program description below and sign up to host a program through our
New England GIFT Box
Bringing large scale awareness, prevention education and informed action toward a traffic free world to local school and community locations. Check out the NE GIFT Box page to see the goals, history of host sights and impact of this program. NE GIFT Box
“Ending Human Trafficking One Ethically Sourced Mug at a Time”
( available as 10min introduction or 60 min seminar with Q&A)
This presentation introduces the issue of human trafficking, conscious consuming and how we can participate in the movement to create a traffic-free world personally and vocationally.
"acTEAvism" - 60 min.
Guest will enjoy a mix of iced teas, add and blend fruits and simple syrups to their drinks, participate in a traditional tea ceremony and learn about human trafficking in the tea industry.
"Coffee Cupping and Tasting" - 60 min.
The cupping will follow a simple version of the Specialty Coffee Association of America's protocols, and will be similar to a wine tasting where participants can learn which types of coffee they enjoy most. Participants will discover how the origin, processing and roast of a coffee impacts flavor while learning how the specialty coffee revolution and fair trade programs are helping to end cycles of poverty and exploitation.
“Chocolate Fondue Protest Party” - 60 min.
Are you a chocolate lover? Did you know that chocolate is the 5th highest sold commodity in the world and it’s industry is rapidly growing? Sadly, the hidden secret to this booming industry is cheap labor due to human trafficking. Join us to feast on ethically sourced chocolate and protest about child trafficked labor in the cocoa industry. Discover the link between chocolate and human trafficking, what is being done about this tragic reality and resources for change. Join the movement by becoming an educated consumer and sign the petition to end trafficking in the chocolate industry!
Not My Life Documentary Viewing & Discussion - available as 60 or 90 min. event
Not My Life, widely acclaimed film by Oscar nominee Robert Bilheimer on human trafficking signals start of global movement. In partnership with Not My Life, the Freedom Cafe of Durham offers groups the opportunity to view and process this award winning documentary. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries including the US, the film details the stories and practices regarding several major centers of human trafficking. Through firsthand footage and interviews with survivors the film seeks to educate viewers on the scope of slavery in the world today offering both challenge and hope for freedom.