JOIN THE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY

Celebrate the release
OF Liberation is Here
SepTEMBER 26, 2020 at 7 PM PST 

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About the Book

Liberation Is Here is the story of Nikole Lim’s journey as an idealistic freelance filmmaker. Her career allowed her to step in and out of the lives of people who had experienced oppression around the world. But when confronted with the prevalence of sexual violence in Kenyan and Zambian communities, she commits to advocating alongside the courageous survivors whose lives have intersected with her own.

These women’s powerful stories inspire her to embark on a new vocation, partnering with survivors of sexual violence to launch Freely in Hope—a nonprofit organization that equips survivors of sexual violence to lead through their rewritten stories.

But as Lim embarks on the journey towards liberation with the survivors she serves, her perspective is radically altered. Exhausted and deathly ill, she witnesses how these young women become her healers—the once oppressed become her liberators.

Illustrated with dramatic full-color photography from Lim’s own camera, Liberation Is Here transports us to forgotten corners of the world. From the slums of Nairobi, hospitals of Lusaka, killing fields of Kigali, and the back alleys of Barcelona, Lim weaves together stories presenting a narrative of God’s grace and healing amid fear and trauma. Her journey proves that liberation is not just near, but it is here—in the eyes of the broken, the hearts of the oppressed, and the untold stories of our global community.

CELEBRATE THE STORIES OF FREELY IN HOPE
SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
7 PM PST

At the party, you’ll learn about the formation of Liberation is Here, engage with Freely in Hope’s international staff, and celebrate with author, Nikole Lim, and special guests! Join us for an unforgettable experience showcasing the power of storytelling through art, music, and poetry.

NIKOLE LIM

AUTHOR, LIBERATION IS HERE

Nikole Lim is a speaker, educator, and consultant on leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling. Nikole shifts paradigms on how stories are told by platforming voices of the oppressed—sharing stories of beauty arising out of seemingly broken situations. Her heart beats for young women whose voices are silenced by oppression and desires to see every person realize the transformative power of their own story. As the Founder and International Director of Freely in Hope, Nikole has been deeply transformed by the powerful, tenacious, and awe-inspiring examples of survivors. Their audacious dreams have informed her philosophy for a survivor-led approach to community transformation. 

Nikole graduated with a degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and is pursuing a masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a native of the Bay Area and can often be found buying African fabric on the streets of Lusaka. With a background in photography and filmmaking, Lim gives words and meaning to experiences that often go unspoken. Liberation is Here shares her story with honest introspection—capturing empowering and heart-wrenching stories that have transcended into her experience. Her ability to see the world through paradox provides surprising insight into our world full of violence and oppression, love and joy, poverty and abuse, hope and relentless courage. Nikole’s vision is to equip survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence—believing that they will be the ones to bring us into liberation. In it, her hope is that the world may be transformed by them—just as she has.

 
FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS

PROPAGANDA
POET, ACTIVIST, EMCEE @PROPHIPHOP, LOS ANGELES

With LA flowing through his veins & armed with a bold message, Propaganda has assembled a body of work that challenges and guides. Propaganda will cause you to nod your head, but more importantly he will stretch your mind & heart.

JEAN
FREELY IN HOPE ALUMNI @JEAN.NANGWALA, LUSAKA

“As a survivor, I have seen how people approach survivors of sexual violence by trying to save them which dehumanizes their strength. Freely in Hope’s work thrives in empowering survivors by being a support system and not a savior. I am super excited for people to read this book and witness Nikole’s journey through the work of Freely in Hope.”

KEVIN OLUSOLA
CELLOBOXER, PENTATONIX @KOLUSOLA, LOS ANGELES

“I’ve loved Nikole Lim’s work for a long time now. I’m so excited for her to share her experiences with the world; it’s a very needed perspective.”

MELISSA POLINAR
SINGER, SONGWRITER
@MPOLINAR, AUSTIN

“Freely in Hope’s unrelenting advocacy work for women has transformed lives and it has truly been inspiring to see the journey progress through the years. I am looking forward to witness more transformative breakthroughs in the coming years.”

BIGAD SHABAN
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER, NBC
@BIGADSHABAN, SAN FRANCISCO

Bigad Shaban is a senior investigative reporter at NBC Bay Area. His influential and in-depth reports have earned him the most prestigious awards in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, duPont-Columbia University Award, and six Emmys.

WHAT YOU'LL GET

THINKER

$10

• 1 access code to the Launch Party

• Entry to receive awesome giveaways!

LITERARY

$50

• 5 access codes to invite your friends

• Entry to receive awesome giveaways!

• Signed copy of Liberation is Here

• Greeting cards (set of 4) featuring images from the book

PHILOSOPHER

$100

• 10 access codes to invite your friends

• Entry to receive awesome giveaways!

• Signed copy of Liberation is Here

• Greeting cards (set of 8) featuring images from the book

• Gourmet cookies and tea assortment to enjoy at the Book Launch Party

• Invitation to an exclusive Book Club with Freely in Hope staff and alumni on October 24, 2020

Early Bird Registration: September 1
Literaries and Philosophers will receive an early copy of
Liberation is Here plus a limited edition gift!

Regular Registration: September 26
All registrations will have their access codes provided immediately. Literaries and Philosophers may not receive their books in time for the Book Launch Party but we’ll get it to you as soon as we can!

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ENDORSEMENTS
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR?

Your corporate donation is 100% tax deductible and will fund Freely in Hope’s ongoing programs which support the safety, education, and leadership of survivors of sexual violence in Kenya and Zambia. Your corporate donation will allow us to uphold academic excellence and protect survivors from sexual violence during this pandemic. Learn how.

JOIN OUR CURRENT SPONSORS:

$5,000

ENDORSER
  • 10 signed copies of Liberation is Here
  • Event access for all company employees
  • 2 Social Media mentions and feature in Book launch collateral
  • Company logo placement in breakout sessions

$10,000

SUSTAINER
  • 20 signed copies of Liberation is Here
  • Event access for all company employees
  • 4 social media mentions and feature in Book launch collateral
  • Company logo placement in breakout sessions
  • Company logo featured in main session
  • Company logo engraved on Freely in Hope office chair in Kenya

OTHER

WAYS TO GIVE

Donate in-kind goods like desserts, silent auction items, food and beverages, excursions, and professional services! We’ll print your company name in our program. We need:

  • Social Media Promotion
  • Blog Features
  • Podcast Interviews
  • Marketing Services
  • Goods for event giveaways

Contact nikole@freelyinhope.org

ABOUT FREELY IN HOPE

TEN YEARS AGO, WE BEGAN TO ENVISION A WORLD THAT WAS FREE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

Through the powerfully transformative stories of survivors of sexual violence, we equipped their dreams through education, leadership, and storytelling—creating a platform for their voices which were full of beauty amidst brokenness. Deep within the slums across Kenya, and the rural villages in Zambia, we learned of the plight of girls and young women affected by sexual violence. Their courage, tenacity, and hope inspire us daily. Their dreams have become ours.

Their dreams of arising from violent oppression, achieving their educational goals, and encouraging others through their rewritten stories drive our programs. We provide holistic education, helping our university scholars achieve degrees in law, counseling psychology, broadcast journalism, business, and education. We equip survivors and advocates to lead through our Leadership Development programs. Our Storytelling Platforms support over 3,000 people across Kenya and Zambia, and by providing a safe space for women and girls to learn about leadership, trauma healing, spiritual formation, legal rights, entrepreneurship, and violence prevention.

We invite you to join us in the fight against sexual violence—celebrating and equipping the dreams of the young women of Freely in Hope. May their dreams become yours as well. 

Though we are saddened that we are unable to gather this year, we hope that a virtual gathering could bring together our supporters from all around the world! We look forward to hosting you all for our 11th Anniversary Gala in the Bay Area in 2021. Take a look at images from our previous events below!

9th ANNIVERSARY GALA
8th ANNIVERSARY GALA

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