RACE FOR FREEDOM

Created by
Aris Kardasilaris
Greece

Project overview

The RACE FOR FREEDOM is a greek motorcycle racing team that races to win the fight against human trafficking.

Description

We Race
We Speak Up
We Create Change



THE WHY

WHY DO SOMETHING?

• 20.000 women forced to prostitution in Greece*
• More than 1.000.000 customers*
• More than 18.000.000 purchases of victims per year*
• Less than 2% are rescued with the assistance of customers**

WHY MOTORCYCLES ?
• Because it is what we have in our hands. 
• Because bikers are predominantly men and are likely to be customers of sexual services.
• Because awareness makes a difference (read more about it)

WHY RACE ?
• Because awareness efforts are often linked to political motives, feminist or anarchist groups thus being dismissed by the majority of bikers.
• Because when bikers speak to bikers… bikers listen.
• Because it is a nationaly televised and covered event.
• Because we want to inspire people to use what they have in their hands to do bold things.
• Because we love it.

WHY NOW?
• Because yesterday is gone!
• Because of the increased national TV coverage this year.
• Because there is more vulnerable people in Greece today than ever in recent history.


OUR GOALS!

EXPOSURE

• Through TV we will be able to reach 422.520 homes through the live and replay broadcasts.
• Through Social media we have a following of 120.000 people. And with boosting in specific motorcycling interest pages and groups we are estimating to reach 500.000 people.

AWARENESS
• Raise awareness throughout the motorcycling community in person at the race-track as well as through the TV, web outlets and Social Media
• Educate the professional racers and invite them to make public statements that will influence their followers
• Influence positively the next generation through the voices of their role models
• Decrease demand for sexual slavery.

RESCUES
• Increase rescues of victims assisted by customers
• Increase reporting of tips and suspicious cases through the 1109 hotline

COMMUNITY
• Mobilise people to action against this and any injustice through our example.
• Encourage people to volunteer at their local anti-trafficking organisations or A21 or start their own A-teams.
•Invite people to take a public stance against H.T. by joining and promoting upcoming anti-trafficking events . (Walk For Freedom, Break the chain, Marathons)


WHO WE ARE?
We are a team of people with a lot of biker friends supporting us in this project.

Aris - NGO worker fighting Human Trafficking / Racer
Kleanthis - Aprilia Moto Motion / Mechanic
Michael - Electrical engineer / Fuel tuning
Kingsley - Accountant / Tyres and Suspension
Peter - Builder / Pit BOX and Awareness booth
George - Photo Journalist / Media production 

• We will setup a team and race in the Open class of the Greek championship with a motorcycle branded as 1109 the Greek anti-trafficking hotline run by A21.
• We will plan awareness sessions to educate the racers themselves prior to the weekend (approximately 50-60 racers). 
• We will coordinate with key stakeholders (TV outlets, Championship Association, Municipalities, Local schools and universities and professional Racing Teams ) in order to achieve maximum exposure and attention to the issue of human trafficking.
• We will have presence with an info-booth and a team of volunteers distributing print material to the guests and spectators at the event. 
• In coordination with National and Local news we will give press conferences, and statements from our team and the winners of each class.
• We will produce video material with the winners and key figures of the motorcycle world which will be used to saturate social media with a message of freedom and justice for all.
• We are committed to give from our personal time, skill and resources to set up a race-bike for this project.
• We will look for sponsors and donations to cover a list of expenses or materials that we will need to make it happen.

Help promote this project

€4.596
Raised of €10.000,00 Goal
46 %
Funded

Time Remaining
This project will receive all of the funds contributed by 12/31/17

 

Average contribution: €574,50

Project funders ( 8 )

  • Anonymous
    race for freedom
    €30,00
  • RACE FOR FREEDOM Mitelineos
    BRAVO
    €21,00
  • Anonymous
    Race For Freedom!!!
    €20,00
  • Aprilia Moto Motion
    Δωρεά σε ανταλλακτικά και υπηρεσίες
    €2.250,00
  • ΚΟΛΥΜΒΗΤΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΚΟΥΝΙΑ
    €1.500,00
  • IGF PRODUCTIONS
    Δωρεά σε υπηρεσίες
    €750,00
  • Anonymous
    €20,00
  • Anonymous
    Bravo !
    N/A
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  • Aprilia Moto Motion
    Δωρεά σε ανταλλακτικά και υπηρεσίες
    €2.250,00
  • ΚΟΛΥΜΒΗΤΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΚΟΥΝΙΑ
    €1.500,00
  • IGF PRODUCTIONS
    Δωρεά σε υπηρεσίες
    €750,00
  • Anonymous
    race for freedom
    €30,00
  • RACE FOR FREEDOM Mitelineos
    BRAVO
    €21,00
  • Anonymous
    €20,00
  • Anonymous
    Race For Freedom!!!
    €20,00
  • Anonymous
    Bravo !
    N/A
  • See all project funders
  • Peter Good
    €0,00
  • Kleanthis Cela
    €0,00
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Project sponsors ( 4 )

  • Aprilia Moto Motion

    Μέγας Χορηγός

    Δωρεά ανταλακτικών, μηχανική υποστήριξη και μεταφορικά

  • ΚΟΛΥΜΒΗΤΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΚΟΥΝΙΑ

    Μέγας Χορηγός

  • IGF Productions

    Χορηγός

    Δωρεά υπηρεσιών παραγωγής

  • Biker Spirit

    Χορηγός επικοινωνίας

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  • Anonymous
    race for freedom
    €30,00
  • RACE FOR FREEDOM Mitelineos
    BRAVO
    €21,00
  • Anonymous
    Race For Freedom!!!
    €20,00
  • Aprilia Moto Motion
    Δωρεά σε ανταλλακτικά και υπηρεσίες
    €2.250,00
  • ΚΟΛΥΜΒΗΤΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΚΟΥΝΙΑ
    €1.500,00
  • IGF PRODUCTIONS
    Δωρεά σε υπηρεσίες
    €750,00
  • Anonymous
    €20,00
  • Anonymous
    Bravo !
    N/A
  • Aprilia Moto Motion
    Δωρεά σε ανταλλακτικά και υπηρεσίες
    €2.250,00
  • ΚΟΛΥΜΒΗΤΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΚΟΥΝΙΑ
    €1.500,00
  • IGF PRODUCTIONS
    Δωρεά σε υπηρεσίες
    €750,00
  • Anonymous
    race for freedom
    €30,00
  • RACE FOR FREEDOM Mitelineos
    BRAVO
    €21,00
  • Anonymous
    €20,00
  • Anonymous
    Race For Freedom!!!
    €20,00
  • Anonymous
    Bravo !
    N/A
  • Peter Good

    €0,00

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    • Kleanthis Cela

      €0,00

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      • Aprilia Moto Motion
        Μέγας Χορηγός Δωρεά ανταλακτικών, μηχανική υποστήριξη και μεταφορικά
      • ΚΟΛΥΜΒΗΤΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΚΟΥΝΙΑ
        Μέγας Χορηγός
      • IGF Productions
        Χορηγός Δωρεά υπηρεσιών παραγωγής
      • Biker Spirit
        Χορηγός επικοινωνίας