Remember campus character Phillip Dupree, snowball-fight purveyor extraordinaire? He’s back in action, but this time he’s throwing shots at something much more deserving than a freshperson.
Dupree and fellow Columbians Megan Armstrong and Lucy Herz have started a project to combat what he calls “the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets”—slavery in the modern world. Their I Am An Abolitionist Campaign kicks off tonight, and includes documentary screenings, panel discussions, and a benefit concert in the future. CNN’s Freedom Project has even expressed interest in profiling them! Their blurb:
“Some of us know that the industry of human trafficking has grown to an appalling size, a few of us even know that there are 27 million people being trafficked today, more than there ever were at the height of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. However, some don’t. And those who do know about it don’t know how to respond. Starting March 31st [that’s tonight!] at 8pm in 309 Havemeyer, Columbia Intervarsity Social Justice is launching the I AM AN ABOLITIONIST Campaign that aims to inform and inspire college students to be modern-day abolitionists.”
There will be a screening of the “rockumentary” Call + Response, followed by a talk and Q&A session with Justin Dillon, musical artist and director of the film.