The Fundraiser was pretty good. Didn't really have the attendance I would have hoped for but none the less between the actual event and the call for donations before hand I raised about 600$
remember my ultimate goal is 2000$
so 1400$ to go, but 600$ is a great start!
look out for more events to come, in Philly
I am looking to set something up with the A Space, and Cafe Mocha.
As a point of clarification right now my working title for this experience is "The Trek Project". Right now this consists of two parts, the first is a study on the ways that Western structures (specifically United States of America based), on a governmental, NGO and personal level interact with Latin America. It is an examination of US perspectives on Latin America, as well as a study of how organizations that do work within Latin America function, choose locations and ultimately "improve" the lives of "those people". I will pay particular attention to the concept of "helping those people" and where this attitude originates.
The second part of the project is the larger goal, the actual documentary about the Trek for Knowledge. This documentary will explore the ways that we construct communities as well as the idea of accountability to one's community on a local and global level.
I am publishing the full descriptions of the project and its components at http://thetrekproject.blogspot.com/
please follow that blog for full updates on the progress of The Trek Project.