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HerDU 2019

Half the Sky Fair

Half the Sky Fair

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: All day 
Location: Sturm Hall
Tickets: Free!

Shop for the perfect gift at this international market where your purchases benefit non-profit organizations that support women and girls. Engage with others making a real difference in the lives of women here in Colorado and around the world.

"Women hold up half the sky," according to a Chinese adage. The Half the Sky* Fair is a lively celebration of the light and hope that women represent around the globe. Meet dedicated individuals from women-centered non-profit organizations like ours that empower women and girls worldwide. At this fair, you will find handcrafted gift items created by women entrepreneurs from around the world.

Please see below for a list of 2019 vendors. Tables will be located in Sturm Hall, in the 2nd floor hallway between Davis Auditorium and Lindsay Auditorium.

The Half the Sky Fair is an annual event created by a group of students and alumnae of the Colorado Women's College dedicated to the protection and advancement of women and girls. Produced entirely by volunteers, the annual Half the Sky Fair donates all net proceeds to selected local and international non-profit 501(c)3 charities that support the empowerment of girls and women through education.

*Inspired by the best-selling book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

2019 Vendor Directory

Boobibutter (Breast health/care information and products from a recent DU graduate)

Briya (Hand-crafted bags and accessories that support education, vocational training, and employment for women and children)

Crafty Alumnae (Independent CWC alumnae artists)

Filters for Families (Providing education and filters for safe water in Nepal)

Free the Girls (Helping girls rescued from sex trafficking)

Friends of Gueoul (Support of a school in Gueoul, Senegal; Offering African crafts, textiles, etc.)

Friendship Bridge (Helping Guatemalan women and families attain self-sufficiency through microfinance and education; Offering hand-crafted Guatemalan products – bags, jewelry, clothing, etc.)
Jen G Studios (Canvas paintings, cards, textiles from a CWC alumnus)

Marshall Direct Fund (A partner of Briya Bags; Works to educate girls and women to overcome inequality and poverty)

P.E.O. - A Philanthropic Educational Organization (Supporting philanthropies designed to assist women in furthering their education)

Sacred Valley Project (Supporting girls education in Peru and selling Peruvian crafts)

Threads Worldwide (Fair Trade artisan jewelry supporting work for women around the world)

Wedfuly (Wedding planning services from a CWC alumnus)

Women's Wilderness (Working to strengthen the courage, confidence, and leadership skills of girls and women through wilderness experiences)