DOCUMENTARY: Stand With Me – One Girl’s Dream to End Child Slavery

Courtney Lang February 5, 2014


If life gives you lemons, end child slavery

Vivienne Harr, a 10-year-old girl from Fairfax, CA, set up a lemonade stand to fight child slavery. Her first audacious goal was to free 500 children with the proceeds. However, her dream took her much further.

Vivienne kept up her lemonade stand for one whole year – rain or shine. After the first six months she donated over $100,000 to Not for Sale, a nonprofit that works to eradicate human trafficking around the world. Finally, on the 365th day, she announced that her campaign had now become an official social purpose corporation, Make A Stand Inc.

1391976_471679302950844_1215993316_nThe company, which her father oversees, sells all-natural, certified organic, U.S. grown/Fair-Trade, GMO-free lemonade at 137 stores and is expected to gross $2 million this year. It is a for-profit company that gives 5% of all gross revenues to a ‘mutual fund’ of carefully-vetted, hand-selected organizations that do leading, front-line work in eradicating child slavery. They are:

Stand With Me – The Movie

Vivienne’s inspiring story has now been made into a feature-length documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Stillmotion. Here’s the trailer:


Buy the DVD

In celebration of National Freedom Day, the film is available for pre-orders until Feb. 7th. Get a reduced price from the official website:! Otherwise, #standwithme will be available to own for $11.99 on April 15th.

Tour Dates

The premiere screenings scheduled to take place in cities all over the US are selling out fast! Check below if the crew is coming to a city close by and then get your tickets here: A portion of all ticket sales will go towards helping keep children free and safe.

February 1 – San Francisco, CA

February 1 – San Francisco, CA

February 4 – Hollywood, CA

*February 6 – San Francisco

February 6 – San Diego, CA

February 8 – Phoenix, AZ

February 11 – Denver, CO

February 13 – Kansas City, MO

February 16 – Dallas, TX

February 18 – Austin, TX

February 20 – Houston, TX

February 22 – New Orleans, LA

February 25 – Tampa, FL

February 27 – Atlanta, GA

March 1 – Nashville, TN

March 3 – Raleigh, NC

March 5 – Washington, DC

March 7 – Philadelphia, PA

March 9 – New York, NY

March 11 – Boston, MA

March 14 – Toronto, ON

March 16 – Detroit, MI

March 18 – Wilmington, OH

March 19 – Cincinnati, OH

March 21 – Chicago, IL

March 23 – Madison, WI

March 25 – Minneapolis, MN

March 28 – Winnipeg, MB

March 31 – Calgary, AB

April 3 – Vancouver, BC

April 5 – Seattle, WA

April 8 – Portland, OR

*These community-supported screenings have been created because of the large interest in seeing #standwithme in theaters. Thank you. They are outside the 30 city premiere tour and will be confirmed once enough people reserve their tickets.

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Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns

Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.