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building strength

May 9, 2012

From Tami

I finally got up to the Skirball Cultural Center to see “Women Hold Up Half the Sky”.   Photographs, visual art, and sound installations tell personal stories of sex trafficking, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality of women from around the globe.  Opportunities for visitors to get involved through organizations like Kiva.org and DNA Foundation that provide microloans to woman that can change their lives.  Lots of inspiring work being done to
help these woman help themselves through education, economics, and self-determination.

My photo of the installation shows the ceiling piece made up of interlocking pockets. Visitors were asked to write wishes of encouragement on brightly colored paper which were inserted into the pockets. They will be delivered to the woman at the end of the show.  A symbol of a woven network of strength.  See the exhibit at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles through May 20.

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