1. A Sense of Place


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    Choreography and Video Makeda Thomas Music Ron Wood/Zen One Costumes Makeda Thomas & Ada Jiron Lighting Design Makeda Thomas Project Coordinator Chimene Costa Rehearsal Assistants Maria Jose Goncalves & Noe Manjate 15/30 minutes - English & Portuguese World Premiere - 1 December 2005 Teatro Africa - Maputo, Mozambique "A Sense of Place" is an interdisciplinary dance work anchored by a series of conversations with 40 women living with HIV/AIDS in Mozambique. Dance, video and sound meet in a multimedia performance landscape based on the conversations. A Sense of Place was commissioned in 2005 by Companhia Nacional De Canto e Danca and in 2007 by 651 ARTS Black Dance: Tradition & Transformation, in cooperation with the United States Embassy in Maputo, Office of Public Affairs, KUYAKANA, and The Foundation for Community Development, with additional support from the Bossak-Heilbron Charitable Foundation and The Puffin Foundation. Graca Machel (Former First Lady of Mozambique and South Africa) is the Honorary Patron. Learn more about Makeda Thomas and "A Sense of Place" here: http://makedathomas.org/choreography.

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    • ACCORD: Africa Peace Award 2010


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      President Ernest Bai Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone were honored at the 7th Africa Peace Award celebration hosted by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) in Durban, South Africa, on 30 April, 2010. More at http://accord.org.za

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      • 1325 in 2020: Looking Forward... Looking Back


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        On 8 & 9 October 2010, The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD - accord.org.za) hosted an international, high-level seminar on UN Resolution 1325, together with the African Union Peace and Security Commision. The seminar "1325 in 2020: Looking Forward... Looking Back" brought together 80 of the senior women leaders, academics and activists from the continent, to review progress on the implementation of 1325 and plan the way ahead for the coming decade to 2020. It resulted in the 'Durban Statement', which is currently informing policy and approaches to 1325 internationally.

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        • Speech Graca Machel


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          Graca Machel, the wife of Nelson Mandela, opened Yente's Business Network Forum in Johannesburg 3 November 2010 in a very inspiring way, by telling what she and her foundation New Faces New Voices do to stimulate women entrepreneurship.

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