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The seventh annual Weaving for Justice textile sale fundraiser will be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30 in the courtyard at the New Mexico State University Museum, Kent Hall, 1280 E. University Ave. on the NMSU campus, said Weaving for Justice co-founder Christine Eber of Las Cruces.
For the event, more than 50 people have donated more than 1,000 woven garments, household items, jewelry, books, pottery and tourist items from Mesoamerica and other parts of Latin America to Weaving for Justice to raise funds for scholarships for Maya children and youth.
All proceeds from the sale will go to Maya students in Belize, Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico to help them continue studying, despite the many obstacles they face.
The event is sponsored by Weaving for Justice and the Maya Educational Foundation (MEF).
Weaving for Justice is a local volunteer organization. MEF, based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has worked since 1992 to assist Maya children and youth to pursue a path out of poverty through education.
The event will include a 20 percent discount for students. MEF’s scholarships help provide computers and online access to students.
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