Alternative Break 15 Yr Anniversary

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Alternative Breaks bring AU to the world and the world to AU. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to celebrate 15 remarkable years of Alternative Breaks while reconnecting with old friends and meeting fellow Alternative Breakers.

The program will commence on Friday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m. at the Katzen Arts Center Atrium. Join fellow Alternative Breakers for a photography exhibit of “The Never Give-Ups” followed by a celebratory reception and awards ceremony for social justice activist alumni.

“The Never Give-Ups” photo exhibition features an extraordinary group of grandmothers from Cape Town, South Africa. It examines how they cope with the consequences of the AIDS pandemic by caring for their own ill and dying children and becoming parents to their orphaned grandchildren. These extraordinary women have formed a support and activist group called the Grandmothers Against Poverty and Aids (GAPA). South African photojournalist Eric Miller has captured the struggle and spirit of 17 grandmothers in intimate portraits of them and their families. The photographs are combined with excerpts from the grandmothers’ life stories, documented by award-winning South African journalist Jo-Anne Smetherham. What’s more, you can hear some of these stories live, as several of the grandmothers will be joining the exhibit from Cape Town for this special event. More information about “The Never Give-Ups” can be found on their website.

*All registration fees go towards covering the costs of the event. Any remaining funds will be donated to the Alternative Break Travel Grant for students with financial need

Date: 9/27/2013
Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

American University
Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

 Contact Information
Shoshanna Sumka
Assistant Director, Global Learning and Leadership