5:30 PM on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
VCM Studio at 517 S Elm St. Greensboro, NC

Join three dynamic local leaders in cultural advocacy for a unique and inspirational perspective on the plight of African women through the lens of a small village in Mali. Let the artist and the expert introduce you to the challenging, yet uplifting stories of these and other women and the critical role they play in their families and communities. View the body of work from The Mali Project, “Art Medicine and Motherhood: A Mother and Daughter’s Exploration of Women and Healthcare in Africa,” as well as new art debuting in the studio. Then learn about opportunities to experience Africa firsthand.

Wine, beer and a signature cocktail with hors d’oeuvres available. Entry fee is your $10 minimum donation of which 100% will be donated to the village women of Bougarubaya, Mali for healthcare needs.

Meet your Hostesses:


Victoria Carlin Milstein is a painter, teacher and social practice artist originally from New York and has had works featured at the Heckscher Museum of Fine Art, The Greensboro Historical Museum, The African America Atelier, The University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Archival Library, The Greenhill Gallery, and the Menachem Begin Heritage Center Museum in Jerusalem.
Valda Ford is an author, professional speaker, and expert on Women’s Health, Leadership and Cultural Competency who has been featured in print, TV and radio outlets. She has traveled to and worked in over 40 countries and has written extensively on women’s health and sex education.

Meet the Sponsor:


Christie Soper is the founder and CEO of Suncierge®, a travel services company that provides comprehensive travel design and innovative concierge services. Leveraging her experience as a former diversity strategist, she is on a mission to expand cultural awareness, empower women and their loved ones, and create global citizens through unforgettable experiences.