We'd hoped to catch up with Kendra Kimbrough, whose dance company is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this weekend (smile), but we were not. Winou Wakayo, director, Rehoboth Economic Development for Women and Children or "REDWC
," whose organization just had its first graduation of its first cohort of women entrepreneurs. Visit http://www.wredwc.com/about-us
The fundraiser this weekend is a way for the director to support the next class, expand the project and pay for the on-going support for the children whom she is supporting financially. The fundraiser to support these tenacious women is Saturday Oct 27th the Fund Raiser will be at 2525 8th St (at Dwight) in Studio 12 (the "Sawtooth Building") at 6:30pm EDWC will have a fundraiser for low income women and children in Ethiopia. All proceeds will go directly to the women, and their children, whose tenacity and hope in the face of great adversity is tremendous.
Ms. Wakeyo is cooking delicious Ethiopian Cuisine for her guests (smile). Unique and beautiful quilted hot-pads, made by the REDWC women will be for sale. The event is for all ages.
Next is an interview with Grace C. Stanislaus, Executive Driector, Museum of the African Disapora. She speaks about the current exhibitions: Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermès Collection and Tuareg and Anima: Photographs of GRACE by Elisabeth Sunday through Jan. 21, 2013.
We close with a short interview with director Ken Burns and subject in Burn's latest doc. The Central Park 5, Raymond Santana. The film is in theatres Dec. 14, 2012. For an ironic twist of fate: New York is suing Burns for footage the investigative team (intentionally) overlooked visit http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/05/justice/new-york-central-park-5/index.html
Music: Amikaeyla's "Dreamer" and "Being in Love."