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CAC Motherís Day Fashion Show 2014 - May 11, 2014

Motherís Day Fashion Show 2014 featuring Shelter HUNNIES was a huge success! The Cultural Arts Coalition hosted the event at peacePlace with lots of food, drumming, fashions, friendships and FUN! Each participant created a hat with MiAsia, the sponsor of this festivity, and prizes were given for the winners. The models also revealed their storiesÖWe are very appreciative of the persons who came to Honor and Celebrate ALL women with a closing prayer in the "Circle of Power" provided by one of the guests.

Homeless resources such as transitional services also provide a clinic and treatment center that support and monitor individuals on the right navigational bar. Many of the Phoenix shelters provide services such as alcohol and drug rehab treatment within the clinics.

Food and gifts of caring and love were shared amongst everyone who attended...

Two outfits were provided by MiAsia from her boutique for each of the women to wear. The models had designed and created their hats a few days before as an activity to tell their story. This personal knowledge was honored through presentation of self at this Motherís Day community celebration.

Inherent in our stories is recognition of the complexity of being human. An individual cannot escape the influence of social structures and systems: socioeconomic, cultural, legal, political, environmental, or familial in which an individual seeks to build a life.

Our talented drummer provided the rhythms of movement as the ladies showcased their incredible ensembles.

MiAsia had already gone through an initial walk about. They then left the dressing room of peacePlace to the runway and the guests outside.

Thinking skills such as problem solving, creating, analyzing, and decision-making are cognitive tools for thriving, for building a life. Everyone young/old---rich/poor--- healthy/ill, etc. needs to be provided tools for mastering thinking problem solving skill sets, thereby giving evidence of them through communication and collaboration. This is vital for making successful choices. These kinds of collaborative events promoted in safe places by caring persons; who bring individuals together through partnerships and build relationships; support a sense of belonging and being valued in the community where one resides

We concluded the evening enriched with a sense of gratitude for all things large and small. We recognize that we live in an interconnected world of LYFE!!!

Everyone left stating they were transformed by this eveningís Mothersí Day event.

Photo documentation by judy butzine, Cultural Arts Coalition

More Than A Mother
by Kari Keshmiry

When God set the world in place,
when He hung the stars up in space,
when He made the land and the sea,
then He made you and me.

He sat back and saw all that was good,
He saw things to be as they should.
Just one more blessing He had in store;
He created a mother, but whatever for?

He knew a mother would have a special place
to shine His reflection on her child's face.
A mother will walk the extra mile
just to see her children smile.

She'll work her fingers to the bone
to make a house into a home.
A mother is there to teach and guide,
a mother will stay right by your side.

She'll be there through your pain and strife,
she'll stay constant in your life.
A mother will lend a helping hand
until you have the strength to stand...