Sunday, January 10, 2016

Thank you, Community!!!

The Advocate (2015)
acrylic, prints, found images
36 x 26 inches
A special thank you  to everyone who came out Friday night to "Human Trafficking: A Community Responds".

With our collective donations, we are able to donate over $2800 to Patty's Place and Safe Inc., of Schenectady.

And thank you to all of the wonderful speakers and performers who donated their time and energy. You all made the evening educational and inspiring: 
Arhant Rao's beautiful piano music; our very cool Special Agent from the FBI (who will remain nameless in the blog for security reasons); Christi Vaughn's moving story and talk; Patricia Carley's inspirational poetry and information about Eyes Wide Open; Cecelia Thomas' courageous poem; Shilpa Darivemula and Rohini Rau-Murthy awesome classical Indian dancing; Drew Van Genderen's dynamic MC-ing and Call to Action; and the whole Van Genderen crew who helped out in so many ways.

Also, thank you Proctors, Empire Wine, and Price Chopper for your generous support.

As soon as I get a copy of the video of  Shipla and Rohini's beautiful dance, "Mardini: Healing from Within" I'll post it, so keep an eye out for it.


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