Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hillyer ART Space hosts VOICES fundrasier this Thursday


VOICES (Voices Organizing for International Change, Empowerment and Support) presents its monthly event to raise funds and awareness for grassroots organizations in Africa that support youth empowerment, development and leadership through the arts and the Bavubuka Foundation.

Thursday
6 - 8:30PM
HILLYER ART SPACE
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Metro: Dupont

$5 Donation requested

Bavubuka pronounced as “ba voo boo ka” is a Luganda word that means the youth.

With the youth currently making-up 55% of the Ugandan population, this cohort has emerged as a demographic powerhouse. Bavubuka does not just represent the future they embody the present.

The Bavubuka Foundation evolved from a grassroots, underground crew of hip hop artists working to put deeds behind their VOICES. Today the Bavubuka Foundation is a fully operational nonprofit organization that passionately believes connecting youth with music and the arts can transform lives and unify diverse communities.

At Bavubuka we are dedicated to creating spaces and educational programs that nurture and empower a new generation of young leaders, in Uganda and all of Africa. VOICES that will communicate positive messages and affect positive change in their communities and the world.

Each Bavubuka project incorporates reconciliation and peace building activities by using transformative art to cultivate personal empowerment, within a united communal effort. Bavubuka provides Ugandan youth, opportunities to gain new skills, bring their own creations to life and develop relationships that connect them to their immediate community, the larger Ugandan struggle, and a global peace building movement.

1 comment:

Jefferson said...

This was a really cool event. I read about it here: http://www.examiner.com/x-26550-DC-Charity-Examiner~y2009m11d16-Connecting-youth-hiphop-peace-and-activism-in-Uganda