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"The Backbone of African Society," is a photographic show by Guinea RPCV Kylie Walzak on the role of African women

The Backbone of African Society, is a photographic show by Guinea RPCV Kylie Walzak on the role of African women

"The Backbone of African Society," a special essay by photojournalist Kylie Walzak on the role of African women, will be displayed during the First Friday Artwalk, starting at 6 p.m. at the Wine Loft, 17 N. San Francisco St. "The collection of photographs was taken in the village where I lived for two years in Guinea," said Walzak. "They are mostly of women and children working and follow the daily routines and tasks that everyone in a village does, everyday. The event is more educational than commercial."

"The Backbone of African Society," is a photographic show by Guinea RPCV Kylie Walzak on the role of African women

Photo shows highlight First Friday Artwalk

By Abbie Gripman

Around the Town

Thursday, June 1, 2006 7:47 AM CDT

[Excerpt]

"The Backbone of African Society," a special essay by photojournalist Kylie Walzak on the role of African women, will be displayed during the First Friday Artwalk, starting at 6 p.m. at the Wine Loft, 17 N. San Francisco St.

"The collection of photographs was taken in the village where I lived for two years in Guinea," said Walzak. "They are mostly of women and children working and follow the daily routines and tasks that everyone in a village does, everyday. The event is more educational than commercial."

Walzak will be on hand from 6 to 8 p.m. to answer questions.

Donations will be accepted for the Friends of Guinea, an organization with which Walzak is affiliated. The nonprofit funds developmental projects in Guinea. Specifically, the organization promotes projects aimed at educating women and children.

Walzak has lived in Flagstaff for about 20 years and graduated from Sinagua High School in 1996. She attended NAU and graduated with a degree in Spanish.

She joined the Peace Corps after graduation and served two years as a volunteer math teacher in Guinea, West Africa.

After returning to Flagstaff in the fall of 2004, she has been doing free-lance writing for FlagLive. She will be attending the University of Arizona in the fall, working toward a master's degree in immigration law and Latin American studies.





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