The Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute at California State University, Fresno will sponsor an Orphan Bracelet Party and film preview at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, and 4:15, 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Henry Madden Library Room 2127.

Proceeds will benefit women and children in South Africa and Haiti.

The DO Ubuntu Orphan Bracelet campaign was created by Louise Hogarth while she filmed the documentary “Angels In The Dust,” a look at the HIV/AIDS pandemic through the eyes of children. The film received critical praise after it played in select theaters following its 2007 release.

The Orphan Bracelet provides support of employment and business skills training for women and financial assistance for small orphanages, carrying out the “humanity towards others” translation of “ubuntu” from southeast Africa’s Xhosa language. ,

This university’s two-day event is cosponsored by Alpha Zeta Epsilon, Black Students United, the Uprooting Racism Project and the Henry Madden Library Diversity Committee.

More information about the film screenings is available at or by calling the Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute at 559.278.6946.

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