1975 was very happy to host the GlobeMed at the University of Rochester student group for the month of December 2012. I am very impressed by the efforts this group gave to put together a juried art show filled with a range of artists from student to professional in such a short time span. All proceeds from the sale of the artwork go to their fundraising efforts.
"A Celebration of Growth" Art Gala
December 1 - 15, 2012
GlobeMed at University of Rochester works with Kallpa Iquitos, an association that works towards helping youth in Iquitos, Peru, achieve their fullest potential by creating a functional community center that will allow them to develop educational and vocational skills, have a safe setting in which to grown and learn, and provide an outlet for self-expression.
Charles Drew Pre-Health Society*
Community Service Network*
Creative Arts Club*
Discovering Deaf Worlds
Hartnett Gallery Committee*
Phase & Riverview Hall Council*
Special Thanks to:
Wraps on Wheels, Joe Bean, Lettuce B. Frank
For more information about GlobeMed and their partner Kallpa, please visit:
About GlobeMed and Kallpa
GlobeMed is a grassroots student organization that aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of the impoverished around the world.
The University of Rochester is partnered with Kallpa Iquitos, an amazing non-profit organization whose work is truly unique and inspiring in Iquitos, Peru!
Associación Kallpa in Iquitos is part of the larger Associación Kallpa organization whose overall mission is to create healthy communities through "partnership, democracy, respect and creativity". Initially focusing their work in schools with youth health promoters, in 2005 Kallpa adopted the idea of "healthy communities" as their central focus. In each of the four regions in Peru in which Kallpa works--Loreto/Iquitos, Cusco, Ayacucho and Lima--each regional office operates independently and works on different projects with different populations, but the core focus of the Kallpa network is the idea of creating healthy communities.
Kallpa in Iquitos fully embodies the idea of working together as a community to fight health injustices and build a more equitable environment in the Iquitos area.