Women Refining the Art of the Streets

Global Initiative for Girls’ Education

According to a White House press release, the new effort will build on investments the US already has made in global primary school education and expand them to help adolescent girls complete their education. First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with the Peace Corps to carry out the initiative, who will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus specifically on adolescent girls’ access to education. The volunteers will be charged with starting conversations in the communities to figure out what’s keeping girls from school, then working with leaders, parents and the girls themselves to come up with ways to remove those barriers.

“Wherever they live, whoever they are, every girl on this planet has value,” President Obama said when he announced the initiative. “Every girl on this planet deserves to be treated with dignity and equality. And that includes the chance to develop her mind and her talents, and to live a life of her own choosing, to chart her own destiny.”

When girls receive an education, they are more likely to improve their own quality of life as well as the standard of living in their communities. Yet 62 million girls around the world aren’t in school, and attacks on girls who are have been on the rise. These facts persist in a global environment where girls’ education has come to the forefront as a human rights issue and various nations are taking action to get girls into the classroom.

Last year, the world watched as Nigerians took action for over 200 girls who were kidnapped from a school in Chibok by military insurgency group Boko Haram – a group which opposes girls’ education. In Afghanistan, USAID has launched programs to support girls’ education. Nations like Malawi are taking action against child marriage, and advocates like Kakenya Ntaiya are speaking out against the practice that so often disrupts girls’ futures.

In the most recent issue of Ms. magazine, Ntaiya tells her story of escaping child marriage and, ultimately, opening a school for over 150 girls in Enoosaen. “I wanted to see a different future for them,” she said in the piece, “[and] school was the place I could achieve that.” In the same issue, the magazine profiles the film Difret, which is backed by Angelina Jolie and tells the true story of an Ethiopian girl who was kidnapped on her way home from the fifth grade to be forced into child marriage.

Girls Learn International (GLI), a Feminist Majority Foundation program, educates and energizes US students around the global movement for girls’ access to education. GLI pairs its middle and high school chapters in the US with partner schools in 11 countries where girls still lag behind boys in access to education and are far less likely than boys to stay in school past the primary grades. By opening communication between students and managing exchange projects, GLI fosters cultural understanding and fuels activism for girls’ human rights around the world. Taken from

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Helping the homeless “Moon Cycle Event”

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We are hosting a Moon Cycle benefit show to raise funds for underprivileged people to receive feminine hygiene products at no cost. This event will take place on Women’s Day, March 8th. There will be an art show at Diversecity Gallery located 913 K street, Sacramento, Ca between 2-5 pm. The visual art show will be accompanied by a raffle, and a DJ or live band. Following the art show will be live performances by The Midnight Moonshiners and other various artists at the Colony on 3512 Stockton Blvd. between 6-10 pm. There is a gofundme account for people who would like to contribute but are unable to attend or donate art/services.

Please post the attached show flier along with this link to you social medias: Also you can donate to this project.
http://www.gofundme.com/n0h1p4

Moon Cycle benefits people in need of feminine hygiene products. These can’t be purchased with food stamps, and are often forgotten by volunteers and non-profit groups. For more information about this cause please refer to this article by Vice Magazine // Feminine hygiene

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Cool Disco Dan


Through its streetcar days, its riots, its crack epidemic, and its many-flavored scandals, Washington has remained a town of hoary legends. Men’s names, etched into marble; dead generals astride horses, gazing stonily into rush-hour traffic—for generations, these cold and glory-drunk statues have passed as public art in the District. Ask a passerby to connect a name to a chiseled face, and you’ll get a sheepish shrug.

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There’s one Washington figure whose name was all anyone knew of him, though, at least for a while, and few could traverse D.C.’s neighborhoods without learning it. Feds riding downtown on the Red Line. Tourists, the minute they unglued their eyes from their crumpled maps. Hustlers. Go-go stars. Schoolchildren. Cops, definitely. Shop owners. There was hardly a soul in town who didn’t know the name of Cool “Disco” Dan. Read More

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Meme Ball Gown Bombing

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Ball Gown Bombing with Meme (F&F, CBS) from AC_in_CA on Vimeo.

Meme's date at the ball turned into a pumpkin, but this Cinderella isn't the type to let a little formal wardrobe stop her, so she went bombing in her ball gown.

Music: Patsy Cline, "Walkin' After Midnight" (1957 Bradley Studios TV Show Recording)
Shot / Edited: AC

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Few and Far Art Basel Video

Few & Far at Art Basel, Dec. 2014 from AC_in_CA on Vimeo.

Art Basel is America's largest art fair, taking place annually each December in Miami, Florida, with thousands gathering from around the world to view the spectacle. Few and Far has gone out to paint a mural each year since its inception, and this one is their largest to date. At roughly 30' tall and over 90' wide, this wall was an amazing way for each of them to grow as artists and collectively show the world who they are: a crew of diversely talented female mural painters with a multitude of backgrounds, who work together to complete beautiful productions. Thanks for watching and see you next year!

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Another amazing year of painting a huge mural with the women of Few and Far. This years theme was an electric underwater world, which we painted over 4 days during Art Basel: one of the worlds largest art events that happens over a week every December in Miami. Our wall was one of the largest all-female collaborations in the Wynwood district, with 16 Few and Far artists from various parts of the country and globe painting together on this mural.

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2014 Few and Far Recap

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2014 for Few and Far has been unmistakably our most active and progressive year yet!!

This year we added two artist’s to our crew Kazilla located in Miami and Deity from Los Angeles. Our Few and Far family has risen to 20 women, our team includes skateboarders, painters and photographers.

As you may know we are an all-female based crew. We have made huge strides in our continued support for women and girls, helping to build independence while leading by example: that women can work together as a team and create a big impact throughout the graffiti and street art. We are proud to say our charity events have really uplifted us as a crew and as individual artists. Few and Far prides itself on inspiring young peoples lives as well as empowering all females to follow their dreams and goals no matter how challenging the obstacles might be.

Skateboarding has also been a focus for us this year and we have five Few and Far women that are active skaters. We have been a part of several all-girl skate events over the last 3 years. We will be holding another skate event this summer in Northern California – stay tuned about updates about that event.

2015 Few and Far is focused on spreading our art and charity work further afield, to more corners of the United States and all across the world. We hope to continue to make a difference in people lives world wide with our art and youth events.

We will also be looking for a few more women and girls to add to our hard working team of talented women.
We appreciate your support over the years! We are motivated by the outpouring of positive feed we have received by fans and supporters from around the world and now Few and Far Thanks You from the bottom of our hearts!! – Few and Far
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2014 events:

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Staying True Art Show
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Girl Skate Party

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Tijuana Event –

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Clogged Caps:

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Art Basel:
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Few & Far

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