Mai’a Project Community Work Day

You are invited to participate in The Mai’a Project’s Community Work Day on August 18th to give the public the opportunity to participate in the project! Youth will lead various workshops on this day to help us create more merchandise to sell at our Mai’a Merchandise Launch Event in September.

On  Saturday, August 18, 2012, 808 Urban’s Mai’a Project Workshop Series will be hosting a community work day at The Refuge (683 Auahi St.) from 12pm to 6pm.

Over the last several weeks, the youth involved in the Mai’a project have been collaborating and creating designs for t-shirts and merchandise for the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery (PASS). One of the ideas that the group has decided to focus on is creating dolls. These dolls were taken from a template that we found online and decided to adapt for the Mai’a project. By selling these dolls, we hope to raise awareness by using clothing from victims of sex trafficking, hand-printing collaborative designs on the doll’s clothing, writing important sex trafficking facts and victim’s stories on the bodies. Participants will be assisting with sewing the dolls, cutting fabric and printing on it.

This community work day is also a potluck so please bring a dish or a snack that you would like to share! This day is guaranteed to be fun and productive! Please feel free to bring friends and family! All ages welcome! No sewing experience necessary, but it would be helpful.

TOOLS  TO BRING:

– Sewing Machines

– Fabric Scissors

– Fabric Pins

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

– Non-stretch fabrics

– Blank T-shirts

– Sewing Thread

– Acrylic Paint

We will also be selling the Mai’a Project t-shirts to fundraise for this workshop series and spread the word about this ongoing program at 808 Urban.

Please call (808)283-3078 if you have any questions or if you’d like to drop off any supplies at the Refuge.