Mai'a Community Work Day
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (HST)
The Mai’a Project has a social entrepreneurial focus, engaging youth to work with 808 Urban’s organizational partners to design custom merchandise lines through a series of arts-education workshops. Youth become community educators and improve their arts skills through the process of communicating visual solutions for local issues.
Our first Mai'a Project began last month and is a 12 week long summer program and females only. In partnership with Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery (PASS) we are bringing awareness to the very real issue of Hawai’i's sex trafficking problem. Youth and educating artists are collaborating on merchandise designs that educate the public and support survivors of sex-trafficking by instilling empowerment and healing into the products we make. As young at-risk girls in Hawai'i are targeted victims, this project plays a crucial role in engaging our group of female youth to continue educating among their peers about this issue.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH @ 683 Auahi St. 12-6pm
-MAI'A COMMUNITY WORK DAY-
The Public is invited to support our youth artists in bringing awareness to Hawai’i’s human-trafficking issue by helping make products they designed to sell at a launch party fundraiser. Please bring your sewing machines and fabric scissors. We are also in need of fabric and tshirt donations.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH @ Fresh Cafe
-MAI'A LAUNCH BENEFIT PARTY-
Our cumulative community event and fundraiser for the Mai'a Project. Here, we will be selling the merchandise created by our youth artists and the community to bring awareness to human-trafficking. This includes Tshirts, Posters, Stickers, Fabric Dolls, and a scrapbook of our process, where all proceeds go to benefit the project.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-283-3078