November 25, 2014
Our fundraiser – Sharing Hope Through Art: Art and Human Rights, Our Mexican Sisters – at Nopalitos Galería will conclude this coming weekend with three events:
* Black Friday sale with discounts on some Maya textiles from women’s cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico – Friday, November 28th, 12 p.m. – 7:30
* Film showing, “Weaving a Better Future” about Maya women and fair trade in Guatemala, Saturday, November 29th, 3 p.m.
* A conversation on fair trade on Sunday, November 30th from 2-3:30
We send a big thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraiser so far by attending our programs, bidding on our silent auction, making monetary donations, and buying raffle tickets for a basket of assorted Maya textiles and other items, and a gorgeous huipil (blouse) woven by Juana María Arias Pérez, a master weaver of Tsobol Antzetik (Women United), a weaving co-op in Chiapas, Mexico that is one of the beneficiaries of this fundraiser. The women of Tsobol Antzetik will use their portion of the funds to build a meeting house.
We welcome you to join us this weekend to see the exhibits, bid on the wonderful art works in our silent auction, and purchase Maya textiles, prayer flags and artesanry made by women in Creaciones Yucca, a cooperative in Chaparral. Nopalitos Galería is located at 326 So. Mesquite St. in Las Cruces. The gallery is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 7:30 p.m.
We’re still accepting monetary donations for our fundraiser through the end of the year at our website – www.sharinghopethroughart.com as well as by mail. Please see the website for information about donating and about the organizations that are the beneficiaries of this fundraiser – Guerrilla Prayer Flags of Anapra, Juárez, Tsobol Antzetik, and SAMI (The Southwest Asylum & Migration Institute).
With warm regards and a Happy Thanksgiving,
Guerilla Prayer Flags
Weaving for Justice
Southwest Asylum & Migration Institute