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DESIGN IS HUMAN, June 4-9 2012


CARE Fundraiser Empowers Women


Friday, 10 June 2011
8:00pm - 11:00pm


$30 online and $35.00 at door.
$15.00 for students with proper ID.


Two Peachtree Pointe
1555 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta , Georgia 30309

All About

Raising the awareness in 2011 will be no exception as CARE’s Derek Kayongo returns for MA-ology Africa fundraiser to speak passionately on behalf of CARE’s work empowering women to create permanent social change.

Click here for tickets to MA’ology Africa

MA11 Design Is Human presents MA’ology “Africa” Fundraiser for CARE that Empowers Women In Africa

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Derek Kayongo at 2010 MA’ology Paris fundraiser for CARE.

MA’s concern about global events that especially negatively impact the lives of innocent women and children is very real and is in part why the event is called Design Is “Human”.  Raising the awareness in 2011 will be no exception as CARE’s Derek Kayongo returns for MA11 Design Is Human week to speak passionately on behalf of CARE’s work empowering women to create permanent social change. Women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources.

MA’ology Africa is an international design exhibition inspired by contemporary Africa.  It all takes place in Two Peachtree Pointe, located in Midtown Atlanta and is expected to sell out early with tickets $30.00 online or $35.00 at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales go to help support CARE’s work with women and children in Africa, a cause well worth supporting.

A Sudanese woman holds her infant while resting at the Mosay Internally Displaced Persons camp near Nyala in the Darfur region of Sudan. CARE is assisting some 400,000 IDPs throughout Sudan. Proceeds from MA’ology Africa benefit CARE.

The Afar people of Ethiopia.

CARE’s FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Project worked for over 5 years to gain the confidence of the Afar people. The project built a bore hole and a shallow well; rebuilt 3 health posts and built a new one; opened a primary school; dug an irrigation ditch and started an agriculture program; started a Public Health Community—PHC—program. Once CARE identified the problems they started to train Traditional Birth Attendants. They then gathered local religious leaders—the Afar are 100% Muslim—for 4 days of discussion. Fifteen of 17 of the leaders (all Male) in the site agreed it was a good idea to stop the practice. They then went to the Circumcisers (all female) 60 in all. Most stopped but a few continued. Men and women have historically never sat together in public discussions. This was the first time that this occurred. Previously women would sit out of hearing range of the men while policy was discussed by the male leaders. During the discussions facilitated by CARE the women were speaking up and actually challenging the men in discussion. Today there are 120 women in the Anti Harmful Traditional Practices Association. Also their agenda has expanded beyond FGM to Children’s Education; Agriculture Techniques; and entrepreneurial pursuits.

MA is especially proud to announce the following MA-ology Africa impressive lineup includes-

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Lanvin 2011 Spring Collection, photography by Yannis Vlamos, all fashion courtesy Jeffrey New York/Atlanta

2011 Collections from top designers including…

Prada, Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Marni and others (all fashion courtesy Jeffrey)
Eco Jewelry Designer Monique Pean

and works from…

Photographer J. “Quazi” King
Photographer Presscott McDonald

Click here for more MA’ology Africa.