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Nine Patch and Snowball

Nine Patch and Snowball
Maria Sera of the Zamani Soweto Sisters
White City Jabavu, South Africa
2007
20 1/2" x 24 3/4"
Cotton
MSU Museum Accession 2007:124.7.2
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

Facing the double exploitation of racism and sexism, a group of black women from Soweto formed the Zamani Soweto Sisters, an organization whose goal is to instill a spirit of self-help among South African women. Their strategy for change includes programs such as a job training center and student scholarships; their goal is to create a women's resource center within the Soweto township.




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