The Freeze Project hosted four freezes in April of 2009.The events were held in Irvine, San Diego and Hollywood California; and Pune, India. However, these were in no way the first freezes organized by the group. Past freezes had been held in Santa Monica, California; Anaheim, California; Seattle, Washington; London, England; and Glendale, California. The purpose of all of the freezes was to bring awareness to human slavery and to hopefully inspire activism.
The San Diego freeze project was held on Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m and was organized by Shirley Hwang. Participants met up at La Jolla Cove to discuss and prepare for the event. The Irvine project was also held on the 4th, but at 5:30 p.m. It was organized by Jessica Truckey, and participants were instructed to gather at Irvine Spectrum. Yet another project, the India project, was held on the fourth and was organized by Saiba Singh. Participants gathered at M.G. Road.
The final project, the Hollywood project, was held on Friday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. and was organized by Kat and Jose. Participants met at the Hollywood and Highland Center to get instructions and prepare for the freeze.
Participating in a freeze project was entirely free. Also, no participants were paid for their time, as the organization was strictly run by volunteers. Anyone with an interest in combating slavery was invited to step up and organize an event. All that they had to do was pick a time and a location and then use a social networking tool or simple email to organize participants and tell them all where to meet and what to do. Most who organized events reported enjoying doing so very much and finding it rewarding. After the April projects were complete, many more were held around the world, and there was even a Global Freeze Project Day.