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Dolls of Hope Doll Making Workshop This Saturday With Project Founder Cynthia Davis, 2-4pm!

Join us for our second Doll Workshop this Saturday, January 11th, the second of three as part of our 33rd Annual Black Doll Show!  This workshop will be taught by Cynthia Davis  of Charles R. Drew University returning to the Center with the Dolls of Hope project, which she started in 1998 as part of World AIDS Day. Make a handmade cloth doll for AIDS orphans and/or women, children or youth impacted with HIV/AIDS. Dolls are distributed as part of Ms. Davis’s heath and community work in Africa, Haiti, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and the US. There will be a $10 fee to cover doll making materials.

We are honored to have long-time Center community member Cynthia Davis offer this workshop again at the Center. Ms. Davis is an Assistant Professor at Charles Drew University and has worked for nearly 30 years developing HIV/AIDS education, risk reduction, and HIV testing programs for at-risk communities of color.

This is the second of three workshops that will take place throughout the Dolls Gone Wild exhibition. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by the doll show yet, this would be a great time to check out some of the works of the amazing contributing doll artists and get inspired too!