Thursday, October 22, 2009

Well Fed helping to Fund Raise for Fistula this Weekend

Hi Everyone,

This weekend at Well Fed we will be asking for completely non-mandatory donations to help Women! raise money for fistula surgeries. Tessa D'Arcangelew is charging this operation and she has provided some information about her organization and this specific fundraiser which I will paste below:

Green Pink is an initiative started by the Sierra Club in conjunction with One by One, an organization that works to end the prevalence of obstetric fistula (a life debilitating complication from child birth, yet one that is commonly and easily fixed in countries with proper pregnancy care). The basic premise of this movement is this: as women are granted more access to basic rights, such as better prenatal and pregancy care, they are better able to take care of their children or work within their society for change. We beleive that the elevation of women within the world goes hand in hand with the eradication of many social problems, such as those pertaining to the environment, poverty, hunger, and widespread disease. Women are the primary caretakers of children in many countries severely affected by these global issues, and therefore the children's first educator. Moreover, women are often the most severely affected by these issues and therefore most likely to advocate for change.

Green Pink and the linking of environmentalism and feminism empowers women by providing them the necessary health care and basic human rights that allow them to advocate on their own behalf.

Women! is proud to bring the following events to campus beginning Friday, October 23 and extending through the 28th: Fund raising for an obstetric fistula surgery ($300); tree planting in collaboration with the outdoors club; ARTnight on Monday at 5:30pm; campus-wide displays of ecofeminism; and the GREEN PINK PARTY on Wednesday, Oct 28 @ 7pm in the Center for Gender Equity: see a short film and meet with a speaker from the Sierra Club. appetizers will be served. For more information please e-mail Tessa D'Arcangelew.

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