Highlights from Cape Town
 
  This year's Jungle Justice, Art Aids Art's annual service learning trip, focused on programs
  at eKhaya eKasi Center in Khayelitsha.
 
  Local women tackled in-depth issue-oriented discussions ranging from reproductive health
  to domestic violence, and learned self-care strategies including stretching and dance.
 
  Children performed poetry by Langston Hughes, moved to Miriam Makeba and sang a story
  about Charlie Parker. The popularity of activities was reflected in attendance, which doubled
  during a single week! 
 
  Photo highlights can be seen here.   Videos can be seen here and here.


 
Women's iPhone Training - Instameet!
 
  
Project leader Andrea Rees traveled from Canada to Cape Town to launch Phase 2 of The
  Heart of a Woman iPhone Photography Project. Extensive training included an "Instameet"
  with Cape Town photographers. 
 
 
  Read about Phase 1 of the project, which received great coverage in this article.
 
 
eKhaya eKasi Returns to Santa Fe
 
  For the second year, eKhaya eKasi Center participated in the Santa Fe International Folk
  Art Market, a competitive showcase of the world's finest folk art and the largest event of its
  kind, with 150 artisans and 25,000 in attendance. 
 
  Sponsored by Art Aids Art, Coordinator Lulama Sihlabeni flew from South Africa to
  represent the center, where she displayed handmade bead and wire creations by the
  Women's Skills Development Program and other Khayelitsha artisans. Board member
  Edwardo Herrera again provided invaluable support, designing displays and managing
  throngs of shoppers, while a dedicated team of volunteers assisted with sales.
 
 


Party Time for 2014

  For the past eleven years, Art Aids Art house parties in the USA have been an important
  means of generating income for South African artisans and funding community programs in
  Khayelitsha. Beyond sales, the events connect people to our mission and the powerful
  women in Cape Town who are working to transform their lives.
 
  We are filling our calendar for August - December, keeping the gift-giving season in mind. 
  If you know someone who might like to host an African Marketplace in their home,
  please email us. 
 

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