Helping Hands Festival

Saturday, November 8, 2008 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
at St. Richard's School
, 33 E. 33rd St., Indianapolis, IN 46205

Helping Hands Festival
Arts, Humanities
Event Format:
Discussion, Display, Exhibit, Festival, Lecture, Performance, Q & A Session
Adults of all ages, Children (elementary school), Young adults (18-30), Youth (middle/high school)
Ida Benedetto

Event Description:

International performances, fair-trade hand crafts, food, a photography exhibit, and fun. Before the festival opens at 10:30 a.m., join photographer Ida Benedetto at 9:30 a.m. when she shares how the imaginative use of words and pictures transformed two communities. After living with and photographing a coffee-growing cooperative in Guatemala and a tea-growing cooperative in India, Ms. Benedetto inspired both communities to learn from one another by using her photos in a postcard exchange. Her exhibit includes images and handwritten postcards that illustrate daily life, common struggles, and the shared hope that fair trade be brought to both communities. During the festival that follows, browse international handcrafted jewelry, woodcarvings, pottery, musical instruments, and more, and listen to performances by local community and student groups. All proceeds benefit international artisans and their communities. Free. Presented by Global Gifts, St. Richard’s School, and The Indianapolis Area Private School Diversity Consortium. Questions? Call 317-917-1836 or e-mail