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2017 Annual HRI Rock Your Heart Out! Art Auction & Concert

HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE (HRI), WILL HOST THEIR SECOND ANNUAL ROCK YOUR HEART OUT! ART AUCTION & CONCERT IN NOVEMBER 2017. 6-10 ARTISTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THE STORY OF ABUSE, IMMIGRATION, AND THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM THROUGH THEIR ART. EACH SELECTED ARTIST (2017 RYHO STORYTELLER) WILL PARTNER WITH AN HRI CLIENT -THROUGH SCULPTURES, PAINTINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY -TO CREATE A NARRATIVE THAT DOCUMENTS THE CLIENT’S PATH TO SAFETY, LIBERTY, AND OPPORTUNITY. EACH PIECE WILL BE INSTALLED AT LIFE IN DEEP ELLUM FOR THE ROCK YOUR HEART OUT ART AUCTION & CONCERT, GIVING EVENT ATTENDEES AND ONLINE FOLLOWERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BID IN THE ART AUCTION. ALL MONEY RAISED WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT IMMIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS WHO HAVE BEEN TORTURED AND ABUSED. LAST YEAR THE ROCK YOUR HEART OUT CONCERT & ART AUCTION RAISED OVER $100,000. MANY OF THE FEATURED LOCAL DALLAS ARTISTS’ STORYTELLING LANDED NATIONAL ATTENTION.

TO APPLY AS A 2017 RYHO STORYTELLER PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AT http://www.hrionline.org/events/rock-your-heart-out/ryho-storytellers/. BE SURE TO LINK YOUR BEST WORK! THE RYHO STORYTELLER APPLICATION WILL CLOSE ON JULY 7TH, 2017. OUR SELECTION PANEL WILL REVIEW ALL SUBMISSIONS AND SELECTED ARTISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED THE THIRD WEEK OF JULY.STORYTELLERS WILL BE PAIRED WITH FORMER HRI CLIENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY. FINAL ARTWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 4, 2017.

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100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit

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11,000 Pairs of Handmade Baby Booties Go on Display in Dallas to Launch 100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit

Exhibit features baby booties handmade by at-risk women in 30 developing countries 

100+ MILLION MISSING is a traveling art exhibit to raise awareness of gendercide and to combat the extreme devaluation of women that leads to gendercide. The exhibit will feature 11,000 pairs of handmade baby booties, each pair representing 10,000 “missing” women and girls due to gendercide. Demographic scholars estimate 100 million to 125 million females are missing in the world today. The booties are the work of 500 women from women’s cooperatives in 30 developing countries. Many of the cooperatives were formed by nonprofits to help vulnerable women by providing them fair pay for work. The women used their income from making the baby booties to buy better food, medical care and schooling for their children. Dallas area high school students and knitting groups also contributed.  

An “Artists Respond” section will highlight artwork produced by professional, gallery-exhibited artists from Dallas-Fort Worth and the international community, including gendercide-affected countries. Gendap.org requested the artists to offer their personal responses to gendercide and to the baby bootie installation.  

See photos and a walk-through video.

WHEN:
Exhibit runs daily February 10 through February 15, 11am to 6pm

WHERE:
Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas Arts District

1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

CONTACT:
Gendercide Awareness Project

www.gendap.org
Beverly Hill, President & Founder, 214-924-3143
beverlybhill@gmail.com

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OUR PURPOSE:

The United Nations Population Fund estimates that currently 100-125 million women and girls are missing in the world due to sex-selective abortions, female infanticide, gross neglect of girls, preventable maternal death, and lack of food and shelter for older women.

The Gendercide Awareness Project began in early 2011 when founder Beverly Hill of Dallas, Texas, recruited a team of volunteers to raise awareness about the little-known problem of gendercide. From 2011 to 2016 the Gendercide Awareness Project, a Dallas-based 501(c)3 charity focused on preventing gendercide, has educated the public while raising funds to purchase 11,000 pairs of baby booties. The organization focuses on two initiatives:

  1. For Women:  To provide modest financial support to at-risk women by commissioning baby booties from women’s cooperatives overseas, paying fair prices. To date, that income has allowed the women to provide 4,000 nourishing family meals — roughly 20,000 substantial individual meals.
  2. For Girls: To send at-risk girls to school in developing countries by supporting five schools for girls (or scholarship programs for girls) in Cambodia, Nepal, India, Uganda, and Guatemala. Each girl receives instruction, room, board (3 meals per day), health care, uniforms, and school supplies. 

Educating at-risk girls and empowering women with fair pay for work is critical to ending gendercide

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