On August 9th 2022, Women's Day, Wire Woman the statue presided over the first ever Circle of Care held on the steps and piazza of Artscape, the focus of their Women's Humanity Arts Festival..
it took the place this year of the Women's Humanity Walk - and, aside from Woman Zone's 10th birthday celebrations, there was much to reflect on. Not least all those who have been victims of Gender Based Violence, but also those lives that have been lost as a result of the COVID pandemic. But the morning was shared with love amongst many.
.With African Dream singer Vicky Sampson as MC, Marlene le Roux as her inimitable self giving everyone their chance to be seen and heard, it was a moving morning. There was marimba music by Women Unite, singing by the Rosa Choir, blessings by women leaders from different faith groups, a two woman production of Yekabani le Panty, handing out of miniature spekboom plants, guided breathing and meditation, performance poetry by Blaq Pearl and Bulelwa Basse, the planting of a spekboom tree symbolising clean air, care and peace - and much shared singing. Everyone was also invited to sign their name and message about loved ones lost on a banner of care. It was a special morning - of unity, love and kindness. As Marlene le Roux says, 'the ethics of care.' We look forward to seeing you there next year.