Spring Break Trip To Guatemala

Written by Executive Editor on February 17th, 2014


Fellow Skidmore Students are trying to raise money for their Spring Break trip to Guatemala. There are two events this week: a film and a fundraiser to raise money and awareness on campus. Descriptions courtesy of Jane Dowd ’14 below:

On Wednesday, February 19th at 6:00 in the Spa we will be hosting a movie showing of the short, 30-minute film Manos de Madre that shows the experience of several mothers that work in the Guatemala City municipal garbage dump.  The movie further explains  what the organization Safe Passage does to help both the women and their children.  The Skidmore support team will be working with Safe Passage over spring break and we’d love to share what we will be doing with the school.  We will be accepting donations for the organization (SkidCard accepted) for Safe Passage and there will be free Esperantos! (Fbook)


On Friday, February 21st at 8:30 we will be hosting a fundraiser for Safe Passage at Falstaff’s.  Several student groups will be performing, including Villains, Drastic Measures, Breakbeats, Bandersnatchers, Rhythmos, Dynamics, and Bo Peep & the Funk Sheep.  There is a suggested $5 donation for the event (SkidCard accepted) and all money donated will go directly to Safe Passage. (Fbook)

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