Gala helps support sustainability in southern Peru

Mosqoy, founded in Victoria, supports the educational and cultural rights of Indigenous people

B.C. anthropologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence Wade Davis will be the guest speaker at Resilience, Mosqoy’s First Annual Gala.

This exclusive evening includes a four-course sustainably sourced meal, an exhibition of fair-trade hand-woven textiles from the Andean mountains and a silent auction.

Mosqoy, founded in Victoria, supports the educational and cultural rights of Indigenous people in southern Peru.

“Mosqoy represents exactly the kind of grassroots transformative project upon which a better future will be founded,” Davis said.

His talk will focus on the theme of resilience, exploring how ancient wisdom provides solutions for the sustainability of communities.

“The issue is not the traditional versus the modern,” Davis said, “but the rights of free peoples to choose the components of their own lives. To choose how they would like to develop their own communities.”

Alongside the gala, Mosqoy is also running an online fundraising campaign through the popular IndieGoGo platform: igg.me/at/mosqoycharity.

Resilience, Mosqoy’s First Annual Gala is on Dec. 5 at the Fairmont Empress, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $85 to $125 and can be purchased at mosqoygala.eventbrite.ca, in-person at Ten Thousand Villages (Government Street) or Tanner’s Books in Sidney.

More information can also be found online at mosqoy.org/gala.

 

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