Global Freeze Project Day was held on April 17 of 2010. The goal of this day was to make more people aware of modern day slavery and other violations of civil rights throughout the world. In order to spread the word, cities from all over the world were invited to host "freezes," which were literally events where people gathered in one busy place, stopped what they were doing at the same time after being alerted by a signal, and then remained frozen for five minutes until the signal was given again. After unfreezing, literature about anti-slavery organizations was passed out to curious bystanders in the hopes of making a difference.
For Global Freeze Project Day, the organization partnered with several others, all of which had similar goals in mind. These included One Voice to End Slavery, Stop the Traffik, The Sold Project, Just One, Doma, Free for Life International, and California Against Slavery.
Freezes were scheduled to take place in Anaheim, California (organized by Amber Wells); Atlanta, Georgia (Debra Potter); Berkeley, California (Dyllan Lee); Bournemouth, England (Marie Horner); Cincinnati, Ohio (Michael Morehart); Columbus, Ohio (Jen Arnold); Dallas, Texas (Max Fincher); Iowa City, Iowa (Adam Kolosik); Kallispell, Montana (Kacee Kiniazeva); Kansas City, Missouri (Andy Houltberg); Laguna Hills, California (Russel Henry); Los Angeles, California (Caprice Perry); Macon, Georgia (Dottie Stafford; Mexico City, Mexico (Benny Yu); Missoula, Montana (Emerald Parisi); Nashville, Tennessee (Nathan Tutor); Quakertown, Pennsylvania (Michael Lehr); Oneonta, New York (Shannon); Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Natalie Denen); Portland, Oregon (Bridget Wyatt); Riverside, California (Dawn Carter); San Diego, California (Cheryl Sorg de Mollerat); San Francisco, California (Chris Ametrano); Seattle, Washington (Trista Duval); and Saint Louis, Missouri (Heather Budwell and Jen Wallheimer) at two separate locations.
Those who wished to participate in a certain city were required to contact the coordinator for that city for information on getting involved. Participating was completely free, of course, but participants needed to find out information about meeting times and places and any other special instructions that they needed to know. Each event also hosted a Facebook page, allowing participants to get up to the minute news and updates on their local freeze. This was great for those who were not able to attend planning meetings ahead of time or for when last minute changes were made to the schedule. Also, anyone who was interested in hosting a freeze and who lived in a city where a freeze was not already scheduled was able to organize and host an event.