Garrison Keillor, Alec Johnson’s cousin, author and creator of the Prairie Home Companion, has offered to help raise funds supporting projects Cultivating Community supports, continuing work Alec started primarily in Uganda, as well as in Haiti, Mexico, and China. He will perform “An Evening for Africa,” Friday, September 23, at 7:30pm at the State Theater in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Money raised for the “An Evening for Africa” fundraiser on Sept. 23 will go towards:
- Educating students of all levels in the rural Nebbi District of northwestern Uganda.
- Micro-banking. This program, devised by Alec in 2012, has been very well received, and now involves thousands of women. It is directed by the St. Augustine Community. Each group is formed with $100 seed money, with up to 100 women joining for a small fee. Mens groups are next.
- Sustainable agriculture education includes training in techniques that enrich the soil and crops.
- Support of limited programs for orphans and of elementary education for poor students.
Tickets to “An Evening for Africa” are $60. Premium tickets at $150 include a reception before the program and an opportunity to meet Mr. Keillor. Tickets are available at www.eauclairearts.com or by calling (715)832-2787.
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