UNBOUND, the Walk to Stop Modern Slavery, Relocated from National Mall to President Lincoln’s Cottage Due to Shutdown

Contact: Hilary Malson
202-829-0436 x31228

WHEN: Saturday October 5, 2013 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm (RSVP requested by October 4, 2013).

WHERE: President Lincoln’s Cottage. Entrance located at the intersection of Rock Creek Church Rd NW and Upshur St NW (GPS 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW).

WHAT: UNBOUND, a rallying point in Washington, DC to unite the movement to end modern slavery, is relocating from its original location at the Washington Monument to President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation, due to the federal government shutdown. Over 600 abolitionists will join forces for a rally and walk to raise awareness of and support for the anti-slavery movement in the United States and around the world. UNBOUND is presented by Stop Modern Slavery.

President Lincoln’s Cottage is a National Monument and site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, non-profit organization. The National Trust for Historic Preservation stewards President Lincoln’s Cottage for the public benefit on behalf of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. President Lincoln’s Cottage is the only National Monument in the country that receives no federal operating support.  Because it is privately funded, President Lincoln’s Cottage is able to continue operations during the federal government shut down.  The Armed Forces Retirement Home is not affiliated with this event.

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