2-2:30 PM - Meet in 1st Floor Lobby of National Museum of African Art for socializing & brief presentation about Fistula Foundation.
2:30 PM - Earth Matters Exhibition (Indoors) in Lower Level of Museum.
3:15 PM - Earth Matters Exhibition (Outdoors) in Enid A. Haupt Garden. From here, walk across Mall to National Gallery of Art (10-minute walk).
3:30ish PM - After Party @ National Gallery of Art Cascades Cafe/Espresso & Gelato Bar - Concourse Level.
EARTH MATTERS EXHIBITION
Looking through the lens of Africa, Earth Matters focuses on the very creative and visual ways in which individuals and communities negotiate complex relationships with the land beneath their feet and the earth at large.
FISTULA FOUNDATION - $10 SUGGESTED DONATION
Fistula Foundation plays a vital, unique role to help women who suffer from fistula receive life-transforming surgery.
Fistula is an injury that devastates lives of women in the world’s poorest countries and most rural areas where mothers still deliver babies without medical help. A woman enduring prolonged, unrelieved obstructed labor nearly always loses her baby. If she survives, she is often subjected to yet another horror – obstetric fistula – rendering her incontinent and uncontrollably leaking urine and wastes. Untreated, these women are often deserted by their husbands and shunned by their communities. Treated, she can live a healthy, productive life.
While $450 isn't enough for one night's stay in most hospitals in the US, it is enough to provide one woman with restorative surgery and postoperative care in developing countries in Africa and South Asia.
If 45 attendees at the Meetup each donate $10, then Singles Soirees 40 & Up! will give back to one woman her dignity.
View Welcome Message to Singles Soirees members from Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant.
HOW TO DONATE:
1) Bring check or cash and completed donation form to our Meetup on Sunday, January 26. Obtain donation form HERE.
2) Make your donation online at: FistulaFoundation.org/Donate. Under Special Comments and/or Instructions, please enter: SINGLES SOIREES.
100% of your donation goes to Fistula Foundation. Thank you!
For more info, view video below, visit FistulaFoundation.org, and like Fistula Foundation on Facebook for updates. Thank you!