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Help Jasmine Teach Dance in Salvador, Brazil!
$425 raised
7% of $6.4k goal
10 contributors
4 Years running
As a dancer of mixed descent, I have been blessed with many opportunities to share my gift of dance with the US. Now it's Brazil's turn...

As a woman of mixed descent, I have had the great pleasure of sharing my gift of dance with the world.  Thus far, I have traveled to Ireland, Italy and Brazil to share my gift with those that would see it.  I have been blessed with a gift that has empowered me to live the life that I choose.  Now, I want to share my story and my dance experience with young women of a similar background in a Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.  I will be working with these beautiful girls for 12 weeks with a program called Escola Didá, teaching them dance and inspiring them to stand in their power.

Didá dance and percussion school works with women and girls, and young children. The late Neguinho do Samba (co-founder and drum master for the Olodum children’s drum corps who performed with Paul Simon and Michael Jackson), founded Didá to instill dignity and self-esteem in, and otherwise serve, black and mixed-race women and girls. These girls have traditionally had to bear unjustifiable burdens in Brazil, and as “exotics” from poor communities, they are targets of Euro sex-tourism. Didá mentors these women and girls on many issues important to them, provides health services they may not otherwise be able to afford and focuses on teaching trade skills.

If, by chance, I raise more than the funds I'm asking for, I may stay longer and continue to work with the girls.  If I choose not to stay, I will donate the rest of the money to Didá so that they may continue to help these girls grow and evolve into empowered women.

So please, any contribution is greatly appreciated!  If you live outside of the Chicagoland area and you donate successfully, please feel free to email me so that we can work out a way for you to get your perk!

Thank you everyone!

~ Jasmine ~

For more information on Escola Didá:

http://www.dida-salvador.com/

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$10 USD
Acknowledgement
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Estimated delivery Nov 2013
Public recognition for your contribution at my dance fundraiser in November.
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$25 USD
Free Entry to Unbridled at Untitled Chicago
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Public recognition for your contribution at my fundraiser and free entry for 1 night at Unbridled Thursdays at Untitled in Chicago.
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$150 USD
Samba or Belly Gram
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A belly or samba gram (10 minute performance) at an event of your choice. *Event must be before January 21, 2014 and within 25 miles of Maywood, IL*
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$500 USD
Samba or Belly Dance Show
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A half hour belly dance or samba performance at an event of your choice. *Event must be before January 21, 2014 and within 100 miles of Maywood, IL*
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$1,000 USD
Private Belly Dance Workshop for 6 People
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A private belly dance workshop (2 hours) for 6 people. *Workshop must be within 100 miles of Maywood, IL - date prior to January 21, 2014 is preferable but will be discussed upon successful donation*
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$5,000 USD
Workshop, Show and Video Thank You
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A private belly dance workshop for you and up to 10 friends, a half hour samba or belly dance performance for an event of your choice AND a video thank you from myself and the women I will be working with in Salvador, Brazil. *Workshop and event must be within 100 miles of Maywood, IL - date prior to January 21, 2014 is preferable but will be discussed upon successful donation. Video thank you will be delivered upon my return from Brazil.*
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