The women of Cape Town will be taking to the streets again this year to celebrate Women’s Day, on Sunday, August 9. Following the success last year of WOMAN ZONE’s Women’s Humanity Walk, this year’s event promises to be an even larger scale one. As part of the Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival, the walk will be led by Acting CEO of Artscape, Marlene le Roux, who will be riding on a horse and cart (courtesy of the Cart Horse Protection Society).
Starting at the District Six Homecoming Centre walkers should gather at 11am to leave at 12pm noon. An interfaith blessing will precede the walk. Music and speeches will welcome the walkers as they finish at the Artscape Piazza. An Open Mic Story Share as well as an opportunity of recording in writing what being a woman in Cape Town means to locals will be a part of the proceedings.
Alongside le Roux will be two Dutch cyclists, youth ambassadors Jilt van Schayik and Teun Meulepas, who have cycled from Amsterdam to Cape Town as part of an initiative called “Building
Bridges”; a project that partners with United Nations Youth, UN Women, UNASA and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Building Bridges team focuses on grassroots young people and women and aims to see them reaching their full potential. (More information about their journey can be accessed at www.buildingbridges2015.com.)
Woman Zone will also be launching their book, ‘Being a woman in Cape Town: Telling your story’ on Friday, August 7, at 5.30pm at the Woman Zone hub with readings from some of the writers featured in the book. (For more information on Woman Zone, visit www.womanzonect.com; or search “womanzonect) on Facebook.)
The 2015 Artscape Women/Humanity Arts Festival will end on a high note on Sunday with the Humanity Lunch sponsored by The Next 48hOURS, as well as Gospel Concert. The line-up will include artists like Neville D, Rouchelle Liedemann, Tertian Hendricks, Michelle Botha and Anile Tame.
* For more information on the The Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival, visit www.artscape.co.za.