Photo Exhibit of KAAAC Survivors

When Feb 15, 2020
from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where KY Center for African-American Heritage Center
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Photo Exhibit of KAAAC survivors for Women of Courage Event; free admission

Crowning of 88 Women of Courage, including cancer survivors, with Afrocentric gele/head wraps along with a multi-cultural fashion show.

The Women of Courage Photo Exhibit & Cultural Explosion is an extension of Women Hold Up Half the Sky & Global Headwrap Photoshoot to encourage women and their families to connect with African Culture and Women's Suffrage. The photo exhibit will feature images of eighty-eight cancer survivors, as well as women and their girl children adorned with crowns using fabric from West African marketplaces. The images will portray the royal, regal, and beautiful side of women in spite of the cancer, life challenges, suffrage, inequalities, and inequities they face. The proposed activities will include: a photo exhibit; reveal of head wrap photo contest winners; fashion show with Afro-Caribbean drumming, dancing, music and food tastings. This project will also provide health screenings and resources for women and their family members who are marginalized in part due to financial, social, and political injustices.