Bodies of Water
Time & Location
About The Event
Bodies of Water is a series of fundraising Arts & Education Events to highlight women in the arts and support sustainable water projects around the world.
On MAY 19th, Weaving Worlds is delighted present Bodies of Water to showcase distinguished female visual artists, Earth activists, outstanding musicians and phenomenal performances from around the world to support the women lead clean water effort in the village of Kunya, Kenya.
Weaving Worlds in partnership with Water Now are collaborating with MAMA na DADA - East Africa Women’s Water Coalition to install two water filtration systems and rainwater catchment structures in Kenya in order to provide easier access to safe and clean water.
Having an accessible water supply that is free of hazardous health contaminants will provide a safe water supply for the entire community and will save women hundreds of labor intensive hours currently used to fetch water from far distances. By implementing these technologies women, who are the sole members of the community responsible for this vital task, will have more time to pursue income generating activities and their dreams.
Bodies of Water is to be enjoyed by the whole family and the New York community. This event will feature artistic expressions of water, educational demonstrations, a raffle, a water blessing by Carole Bubar-Blodgett (waterislifewalk.org), and a Sound Bath by the Spa Ship to honor our waters in the name of sustainability.
Join our network of social impact projects, alternative communities, holistic healers and artist collectives as we create a transformational experience focused on community building, education, celebration, earth wisdom, activism, regenerative sustainability, and ceremony.
About Our Cause:
Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake by area, and shares borders with Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. MAMA na DADA of Kenya works with the village of Kunya where Lake Victoria, their main water source, is not safe to drink due to the high levels of contamination and toxic waste. Much of this contamination is due to the discharge of raw sewage into the lake, dumping of domestic & industrial waste, and fertilizers & chemicals from farms. Every third person of the Kunya village suffers from the water contamination or other water-borne diseases that lead to illness and fatality due to its pollution.
To improve the water contamination along with the sanitary and health conditions in Kunya, Weaving Worlds & WaterNow will offer educational opportunities that support personal-empowerment and community resiliency including demonstrations, educational materials discussing clean water practices and permaculture design. As direct action to benefit the community, two water filtration systems and rainwater catchment structures will be constructed to improve the water quality for the village of Kunya.
Our programs will work to further enable these groups by sharing tools for self-actualization, cooperative organization, and healthy lifestyle habits.
Maria Paula Paulgarin
Featured Visual Artists:
Li Lian Kolster