New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg invited Emma Thompson and the Helen Bamber Foundation to exhibit Journey in Washington Square, New York in November 2009. Over 9,000 visitors experienced the installation in 7 days, and an impressive 4,833 people gave us written feedback about their responses to Elena’s story. Over 3,500 of these people told us they now understood more about human trafficking, and over 2,300 felt motivated to do something about it.
New York is a major entry and transit hub for trafficking activity, but authorities, agencies and NGOs including the Mayor’s office are putting resources into supporting victims and prosecuting traffickers.
The exhibition was generously hosted by Emma Thompson & Sam Roddick of Coco de Mer.
‘It was a powerful exhibit, not only giving me factual information, but an opportunity to feel and experience what these women go through. Thank you so much for this.’
– Visitor to Journey New York.