Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) said this week it is partnering with the nonprofit ArtWorks for Freedom to host two powerful art exhibits that raise awareness of the hidden world of human trafficking.
The exhibits are designed to educate and engage the public and the air transportation industry to help combat human trafficking/forced labor, which some studies estimate is a $150 billion annual industry.
“For many years, we have worked with artists to present diverse, high-quality exhibits that inspire and inform our travelers,” said Ricky Smith, BWI executive director. “This partnership with ArtWorks for Freedom continues our commitment to provide a positive travel experience for our passengers.”
One exhibit, “What You See Is Not Who I Am,” is on display at BWI D/E International Art Gallery, adjacent to the D/E security checkpoint. The other, “Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking,” by ArtWorks founder and director Kay Chernush, is located in the Orientation Lobby of the airport’s Hourly Garage, near Skywalk B.