Following the passing of social activist and Red Thread co-founder Andaiye, on May 31st 2019, family, friends and Red Thread members agreed that the best way to honor Andaiye is by committing to continue her work to understand the world we live in, in order to challenge and transform what she has described as “the power relations embedded in every facet of our lives.” (The) Andaiye Foundation: The Point is to Change the World, is in the process of being established. With recognition of caring work as its starting point, the Foundation will focus on the health and well-being of women and children, and will also emphasize the importance of creative work and cultural production in the project of political, economic and social transformation.
In August 2019, we began this work with a Summer Camp, as a living legacy dedicated to Andaiye’s memory. To read about the success of the inaugural launch, please click on the 2019 Summer Camp post below. Due to the pandemic, the Andaiye Summer Camp 2020 was postponed, but we hope to be able to resume planning for August 2021.
PAST SUMMER CAMPS
In August 2019, we began this work with a Summer Camp, as a living legacy dedicated to Andaiye’s memory. The summer program drew thirty (30) children from the Georgetown communities surrounding the Red Thread Centre for a week of activities (August 19-25), that included a sports and recreation day at the Malteenoes Sports Club; art classes; steelpan workshops and a day visit at the Buxton community centre; a…