On April 17, 2010 The Freeze Project hosted a global freeze project day. On this day, participants from around the world were invited to participate in several different "freezes." Freezes were The Freeze Project's word to describe a massive gathering of individuals in a highly public place who, when given a special signal, would all stop what they were doing or "freeze" in place for five minutes. As one might expect, a puzzled crowd would usually gather. At the end of the freeze, participants would hand out literature on stopping modern day slavery to the viewers and also talk with them and answer questions if they wished.
On Global Freeze Project Day, several freezes were organized around the world. Successful freezes were held in Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Laguna Hills, Los Angeles, Burbank, Berkeley and Anaheim California; Atlanta and Macon in Georgia; Bournemouth, England; Dallas, Texas; Iowa City, Iowa; Kalispell, Montana; Kansas City, Missouri; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Mexico City, Mexico; Missoula, Montana; Nashville, Tennessee; Quakertown, Pennsylvania; Oneonta, New York; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon and at two locations in St. Louis Missouri. All of the freezes were held in highly trafficked areas of each city. In St. Louis, Missouri, for example, the freeze was held at the famous St. Louis Arch, which attracts hundreds of tourists each day.
Each location had its own organizer for the freeze project. The organizer set up a time and a place before the event for participants to meet, where they quickly went over the plan of action. For those who could not attend preliminary meetings, information about the freeze was posted on Facebook and sent out to participants directly. Some organizers also sold t-shirts and other goods, with all of the proceeds going to benefit several anti-slavery organizations around the world. There was even a t-shirt design contest, where the winner's t-shirt was chosen as the "official" Global Freeze Day Project shirt.
Organizations supported by the event included One Voice to End Slavery, Stop the Traffik, The Sold Project, Just One, Doma, Free For Life International, and California Against Slavery. Literature and other anti-slavery materials from these organizations were also handed out to viewers, since the real goal of the Global Freeze Day was to bring awareness to the problem of human slavery and social injustice and to hopefully cause more people to take action and get involved in this very important cause.