Performance, education, and collaborative research for health, justice, and community-building.

{it is in you}: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania

{it is in you}: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania is a performance catalyzed by the insight of educators, health advocates, students and artists in Tanzania. In storytelling, dance, live music and spoken word, this performance of oral history and critical ethnography explores the politics of development, identity, HIV and the body. Rooted in the generously shared, deeply joyful and motion-centric nature of East African culture, this collaborative project hopes to honor the wisdom of Tanzanian friends and join public health, performing arts, and development politics as an experiment in sparking dialogue and reciprocal social change.

This project comes alive as the work and energy of so many in Tanzania and in the US (14 full productions and keynote performances, 6 excerpts for ceremonies), being kindled and carried anew with each kindness and invitation.

NPR / WUNC Interview

The State of Things with Frank Stasio
Director Joseph Megel and Playwright Marie Garlock

Scroll below for: Collaborators and Co-Performers, Production History, Artist's Bio, Length / Space / Tech, Heartfelt Gratitude, News

Collaborators and Co-Performers

Health Justice Organization Leaders and Peer Educators in Dar es Salaam and Moshi, TZ:

John Kessy, John Afro, White Orange Youth Centre,
Upendo Mwaluswa, Kilimanjaro Wizard Arts Group,
Pfiriael Kiwia, Willbroad Manyama, Aloys Madulu, Kimara Peer Educators,
Bwana Hezekia, Hananaseif Children's Center,
Mama Shabuni, Kiwakukki Women's Center

Fine Performing Arts, Univ. of Dar es Salaam, TZ:

Dr. Daines Sanga (Dance), Dr. Imani Sanga (Director of Music)
Dr. Herbert Makoye (Theatre for Development), Dr. Godfrey Mungereza (Theatre for Development)

Univ. of Dar es Salaam Scholars and Artists:

Abdul Mursaly, Lusajo Israel, Robert Hizza, Lyimo H., Gertrude Moragwa, Katy Paul, Khery Mbiro, and Thomas, Masole, Ema, Edgar, Grace, Abdul, Peter, Nicholas.

Creation, Performance   

Marie Garlock


Joseph Megel (Artist in Residence)


Dr. Della Pollock (Performance Studies)
Dr. Eunice Sahle (African Studies)
Dr. Renee Alexander Craft (Performance, International Studies)
all of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Production History

Driving Questions:

  • How do reciprocities of knowledge stand up against the forces of colonized/colonizing minds, or modern health and development frameworks of "needs-based" rather than "assets-based" ideology?


  • Can we experience cultural performance as a vibrant, dignified means of making meaning, and the body as a living and legitimate site for health and social change?


Productions: 1. North Park University, Chicago, 2. Living Black History Series, NC, 3. San Jose State University, 4. California State University at Fresno, 5. Communication for Development and Social Change Global Conference, Performance Keynote (Ohio University), 6. Dickinson College, 7. Carolina Friends School (2010). 8. Njoro Community, Moshi, Tanzania, 9. University of Dar es Salaam and Alliance Francaise Global Health and Human Rights Conference in Dar es Salaam, 10. National Communication Association, Chicago, 11. Oral History Association Performance Keynote, Louisville, 12. Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, Minneapolis  (2009). 13. The Process Series: New Works, 14. Honors Thesis Performance, and excerpts at 15. Creative Campus and Doris Duke Foundation, Washington D.C., 16. Upward Bound Program UNC, 17. Duke Global Health, 18. WomenNC and The Women's Club, 19. Department of African and African American Studies, 20. Department of Communication (2008).


Calendar of Productions April 2008 to October 2010, with global collaborators in the US and in Tanzania:


October 2010

North Park University, Chicago, IL, Departments of Communication Arts, Dialogue and Conflict Transformation Program, African Studies, Global Studies, School of Nursing, Departments of Biology, Psychology, Divinity, Host Dr. Bob Hostetter. Artists from Somalia/Uganda, Nigeria, China, Norway, US. 


April 2010

Living Black History Performance Series, St. Joseph's CME, Chapel Hill, NC
April 29th, 2010 Performance at 7pm, Residency April 25-29th with youth artists
510 W. Rosemary St., Jackson Center for Making and Saving History, hosts Dr. Della Pollock, Rev. Troy Harrison, Bernice Harrison

San Jose State University and California State University-Fresno
SJSU April 12-14, 2010 Residency, 14th Performance
Dr. David Terry, Dr. Matthew Spangler, SJSU Performance, Dance, Theater, collaborating artists from Mexico, Hawaii, US
CSU-Fresno April 15-16 Residency, 16th Performance
Dr. Devendra Sharma, Performance & Communication for Social Change/Health, collaborating artists from US, India

Communication for Development and Social Change Global Conference, Athens, OH
Evening Keynote Performance at 8pm, April 2nd, 2010
Host, Dr. Karen Greiner, Respondent Dr. Arvind Singhal, Artistic Collaborators from India, DR Congo, Spain, US, at Ohio University


March 2010

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, March 9-10, 2010 Residency and workshops, 10th Performance
Community Studies Center, Director and Host, Dr. Susan Rose
Artists Prof. Paula Aarons, Drummer Atandi Anyoma, Ryan Koons, Collaborations with Postcolonial and Global Studies, Dance and Theater, Mosaics Oral History Program


February 2010

Carolina Friends School, Durham, NC
Residency, February 4-5, 15-17
Performance for Upper School, February 17th, 2010 at 1pm
With Annie Dwyer, CFS Dance Director, Feat. CFS Dancers, Drummers, Poets & Chaunesti Webb Lyon, residencies in classrooms: Civil Rights, Postcolonial Literature, Global Service Learning, Art + Social Change, Theater, Music, Mythology, Advanced Dance Collaborations


November 2009

Performance at National Communication Association. Chair Dr. Della Pollock, Respondent Dr. E. Patrick Johnson (Dr. D. Soyini Madison) of Northwestern University, Dr. Devendra Sharma (performance of traditional singing, Behar, India) of UC-Fresno, PhD Candidate Chief/Kashif Powell (Spoken Word/Poetry performance) of UNC. November 12-15, Chicago, IL. Presentation at 2009 National Communication Association made possible by loving community in North Carolina, Tanzania, and the UNC Center for AIDS Research

Woman's Club of Raleigh, NC, November 18, International Affairs Luncheon, Keynote
Introduction Carolyn Lane, Partner White Orange Youth


October 2009

Featured Evening Performance, Oral History Association National Conference, October 16, Louisville, KY. Introduction by Dr. Della Pollock. Performance Assistance from Rob Stephens, Hudson Vaughn (Jackson Center for Making & Saving History), Michelle Randall, Liz Pearson (UT Austin). 


TANZANIA PERFORMANCES September-October 2009:

Made possible by loving community in Moshi, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US. 


Performances in collaboration with Peer Educators, Health Activists, Performers in Dar es Salaam and Moshi, Tanzania, September 2009. Invited as opening performance for Global Health and Human Rights Conference, University of Dar es Salaam, October 2009. Partners for community performances include: White Orange Youth Centre, Kilimanjaro Wizard Arts Group, Moshi; University of Dar es Salaam/Fine Performing Arts.

Invited to TA UNC Chapel Hill's Comparative Globalization Program at the University of Dar es Salaam, with Dr. Eunice Sahle, Dr. Altha Cravey, 15 UNC students, August-October, 2009. Joint research with Dr. Sahle; bringing {it is in you} full circle for reflection, expansion with original collaborators, inspiring Tanzanian friends.October 2009

Soma Café

Monday October 12 at 7pm
Northern Dar es Salaam, Embassy Avenue
Performed by Marie Garlock with Sajo Israel (original a capella rap)
Abdul Mursaly (Poetry), Robert Hizza (Drumming), opening "Book Week"
Presentation made possible by Soma Café and Demere Kitenga, Tanzania Gender Networking Programme and Prof. Marjorie Mbilinyi, Dr. Eunice Sahle of UNC
Honored Guests including: Aloys Madulu of Kimara Peer Educators and Episcopal Conference of Tanzania, Demere Kitenga founder of Soma Cafe, Eunice Sahle, Dar Comedy Players Director

Community Performance Event at Njoro in Moshi

Saturday October 10 at 6pm
Njoro Neighborhood, Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region
Performed by Kilimanjaro Wizard Arts Group (dancing, drumming), Marie with Upendo (Mama Machungu) and Shabani (Dala Dala)
Presentation made possible by John Kessy, White Orange Youth Centre, Upendo Mwaluswa, Kili Wizards Participatory Dance and Theatre
Honored Guests including: Youth and Community of Njoro, Mshikano Chawamaki Kilimanjaro Region Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Representatives

Bagamoyo College of Arts Festival

Friday October 2nd at 8:45pm: Performed with and including Honored Guests: Watoto wa Mungu Choir (Children of God) of Hananasif Children's Center (School, Home in Dar es Salaam & Shamba Shule), Ensemble of Sajo, Abdul, Robert and Upendo with Kilimanjaro Wizard Arts Group, John Kessy and John Afro of White Orange Youth Centre

Alliance Francaise, Global Health and Human Rights Conference Opening

Thursday October 1st at 7:15pm
With Director Joseph Megel traveling from North Carolina,
Designer Andrew Synowiez with Monte Evans and Matthew Synowiez from NC/TN
Performed by MG with Sajo Israel (original a capella rap)
Abdul Mursaly (Poetry), Robert Hizza (Drumming)
Presentation made possible by Alliance Francaise and Art Dir. Keltouma Bourhi, Head Dir. Didier Martin, Human Rights Conference Organizers Dr. Eunice Sahle and Dr. Altha Cravey
Honored Guests including Pfiriael Kiwia and Willibroad Manyama of Kimara Peer Educators and HIV Health Promoters, Rina Bhanji of What's Happening in Dar es Salaam, Dr. Lodhi of Muhimbili Hospital and HIV Testing and Treatment Clinic, Drs. Altha Cravey and Eunice Sahle of UNC-CH, Prof. Marjorie Mbilinyi of Tanzania Gender Networking Programme

Interfaith Youth Forum for Peace

Wednesday September 24 at 3:45pm
Tanzania/Dar es Salaam Chapter held at Alliance Francaise
Forum Topic: Gender
Presentation made possible by and including honored guests: Samir, Interfaith Youth Forum for Peace Tanzania Chapter and all youth members (secondary school youth from Muslim and Christian faiths)


August 2009

Upward Bound Youth Presentation
Drama, Social Change and HIV/Sexuality
Excerpts for 9th-11th graders, Kimberly Hardy's (PhD Candidate, Curriculum, Culture and Change) summer classroom at UNC Chapel Hill.

July 2009

Community Fundraiser Performance, Montague Lake
Original Music by singer/songwriter Jocelyn Arem
Dance by choreographer, movement practitioner Graciela Seila
Drumming by Jamie Eggleston and Friends
Poetry by Sean McKeithan and Jocelyn Arem
Sponsoring 501c3 HeartSpace Spiritual Resources and Stacy Grove
Partners Compass Rose Healing Arts and Kimberly Korb, UNC Center for AIDS Research, St. Francis United Methodist Church, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s, Andrew Synowiez Photography


May 2009

Performance at Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed global conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 22-24, 2009. Director Joseph Megel, co-dancer Graciela Seila and actor Gabriel Graetz of NC.

Collaborating with: Master Drummer Papis Job of Plymouth MN/Senegal, Master Storyteller Auntie Beverly Cottman of Minneapolis, and featured dancers, leaders-learners from TALL University, 5th-10th Graders from Central Falls, RI (Dora Rivas, Luis Rodriguez, John Valdez, Elizabeth Obdeus, Samuel Versailles, Leonaldo Severino, Wilson Castro, Nicaury Nunez, led by Elizabeth Keiser, Eddy, Nancy, Cathy, Erminio). Special thanks to Mari Ann Graham! Tjornhom Nelson Theater, St. Augsberg College, May 23 (Aud. approx 80).


African Studies Graduation
May 10th Excerpts for UNC Chapel Hill African and Afro-American Studies Departmental Graduation Ceremony


April 2009

Invited to Duke University Global Health Capstone Seminar with Dr. Kim Chapman, to perform excerpts of "It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania." Interactive presentation on politics of development/creative models in health education. 10 senior students, April 6.


December 2008

Invited to Creative Campus Initiative, National Symposium in Washington, DC, with Emil Kang, Reed Colver, Joseph Jordan and Carolina Performing Arts.

Representing "artist's perspective" and excerpts of "It is In You," presentation as choreographer, performer of critical ethnography, on cultural performance, interdisciplinary work and dialogue, the motivation of the body and collected presence. Multi-year collaboration between Doris Duke Foundation and APAP/Assoc. of Performing Arts Presenters from 8 major Universities. Joined by literary, visual, performing artists from across US.


September 2008

Process Series: New Works in Development, through Office of the Executive Director of the Arts / Carolina Performing Arts. Evenings of September 26-27, 2008, Gerrard Hall, UNC.

Nominated to open year long six-work series devoted to "illuminating the ways in which artistic ideas take form, and to following artists and performers bringing new and significant works in the performing arts to the public."
Collaboration from UNC's School of Public HealthAfrican Studies Center,Department of Communication StudiesOffice of Global HealthCenter for International and Area StudiesDepartment of African/Afro-American StudiesCenter for Global Initiatives.
(Aud. 90/120), shared East African Feast and discussion, facilitated by Director Joseph Megel, joined by Dr. Sahle, Dr. Pollock. Dancers/Poets Kimberly Hardy, Graciela Seila, Valerie Brock; Drummer Habib Yazdi.


PR2 Keynote Respondents Panel for 'In the Continuum'
Panel respondent on intersections of health, domestic/global HIV issues and performance; following 2-woman Playmakers’ repertory play on living with HIV in Harare, Zimbabwe and Los Angeles, CA


April 2008

Evening-length Thesis Performance, April 17 Debut. Beginning development 2007 at UDSM/UNC-CH, Performance created Spring 2008, Director Joseph Megel. Black box theatre (audience approx 60). Small African feast, open circle discussion following, facilitated by Dr. Della Pollock, thesis mentor. Committee: Dr. Renee Alexander Craft, Dr. Eunice Sahle. Dancer/Poets Jerin Jones, Graciela Seila, Drummer Habib Yazdi.Communication Studies Awards Ceremony, excerpts for inaugural ceremony performance, Sherrill Pence Award.


Artist's Statement/Bio

Marie Garlock comes alive in listening, movement and collaboration; and in art moving for new possibility, for health and for dignity. This has taken shape in modern and African dance, cultural and spiritual storytelling, composition of motion and spoken word, health justice/arts organizing, and the discovery of critical ethnography performance. She enjoys being able to question, envision and journey along with an audience, as part of an experience that breathes, coming alive in the vitality of bodies present with one another. Previously envisioning a career in law and politics, she is learning that performance is perhaps most practical in its humanity - effective and living because of the inextricable body, ever-questioning spirit and mind that yearns for expansion through the company of others. She is drawn to work that is magnetizing as it recognizes the capability of restlessness, goodwill and transferable knowledge in all of us. This is where art makes your heart leap; where the notion of justice compels art. In pursuit, solidarity, as witness, spark, as not just end, but beginning.

Kindled by the ongoing kindness of many, Garlock journeys forward with "{it is in you}: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania," exploring the politics of development, HIV and the body, and seeking to honor the insights of East African friends and educators, through storytelling and movement.

Garlock's recent work includes performing in a quartet of African, Balinese and Ballet/Modern Dance fused with Tai Chi, set by powerful South African choreographer Vincent Mantsoe; a staged reading of "Trojan Barbie," a feminist car crash encounter with Euripedes' "Trojan Women"; work with an interactive forum theatre group at UNC surrounding issues of sexuality, sexual assault, body image and race; and curation of a regional celebration of dance and best practices in direct-service HIV initiatives co-founded with Dr. Chuck Davis in 2006, the Triangle Dance Festival for AIDS.

A UNC-Chapel Hill graduate living and working in Durham, NC, Marie is searching for graduate programs fusing and illuminating the above, and is ever-thankful to her partner Andrew, her kick-butt family, and her dearest friends and mentors for the sustenance n' fuel of their collaboration and love.


Credits / Program

2009 Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Example:

Joseph Megel, Director

Graciela Seila, Dancer & Choreographer
Andrew Synowiez, Designer of Sound, Photography, Production

Lusajo Israel, Rapper
Upendo Mwaluswa, Dancer
Abdul Mursaly, Poet
Robert Hizza, Poet

John Kessy, Organizer (White Orange Youth)
Willibroad Manyama, Mentor (Kimara Peer Educators)
Aloys Madulu, Mentor (Kimara Peer Educators)
Pfiriael Kiwia, Mentor (Kimara Peer Educators)

Habib Yazdi, Drummer
Kimberly Hardy, Poet
Gabriel Graetz, Actor
Papa Papis Job, Drummer (Senegal)
Beverly Cottman, Storyteller (Minneapolis)
Dr. Devendra Sharma, Singer (India)
Daines Sanga, Professor of Dance (UDSM) 
TALL University Youth Dancers(Transitions through Arts Literacy Learning)
Jerin Jones, Valerie Brock, Maria Jovanovic (Dancers)




1 hour and 10 minutes
East African Feast and Discussion 20-30 minutes following


Room for dancing, audience seated accessibly
(for easy on-stage involvement from those willing)


Projector with laptop hookup
Sound with laptop hookup or CD player (speakers for music audible to all in audience)
Lights ideally with capability to fade on/off, and function of warm wash, 1 mid-stage "special"


Projection Screen/Fabric, diagonally upstage left with tape marking off a 3' x 8' rectangle in front
Two blocks (for sitting/standing) mid-stage, 10 ft apart
Behind these, two stands (essentially tree-shaped coat racks) with a cord tied between them (small sand bags/a weight holding each base down), for hanging costume items (11 small fabric swaths/hat etc costume items)


If desired for "talk-back"/conversation following piece:
Prior performances have included anything from mandazi/light donuts and chai tea, to a sampling of East African dishes like saffron rice, ginger-cayenne beans and spinach for sharing with the audience. Local incarnations of African Restaurants work well -- for NC performances, we have loved Palace International in Durham, 1104 Broad St.


Heartfelt Gratitude

Sponsoring Partner
UNC Center for AIDS Research

Summer, Fall 2009
Sponsorship from:
HeartSpace Spiritual Resources 501c3 and Stacy Grove
Compass Rose Healing Arts of Raleigh and Kimberly Korb
St. Francis United Methodist Church
Crossen and Wilder Families
Sun Microsystems

and Jocelyn Arem MusicAndrew Synowiez Photography, Prather Family, Stephens Family, Yvonne Boston, Stallings Family, Searcy Family with Capital Psychological Resources of Raleigh, Barlow Family, and Barbara, Deo and Hunter Garlock

Seila Family, Lane Family, Reverend William H. Green, Carrie Reuben, Family of Cindy Moushegian, Family of Sanyu Gichie, Robert Shields, Synowiez Family, Boyd and Madeline Bosma, Cindy Carter with Bikram Yoga of Raleigh

Family of Kelly and Eric Johnson, Gagan Gupta, Plastina Family, Wilmouth Family, Carolyn Counts with Totally At Home of Apex, Barbara Trapnell of St. Francis, Baraldi Family, Packer Family, Maggie Parrot & George Foulston, Family of Carlee and Cynthia Mallard

and donated items from:
Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Panera Bread, Trader Joe’s, Justice Theater Project

Fall 2008, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
Department of Communication Studies
Department of African/Afro-American Studies
African Studies Center
Office of Global Health
Center for International and Area Studies
Center for Global Initiatives
UNC School of Public Health

Ongoing Encouragement
Reed Colver, and Emil Kang, Joseph Jordan, Creative Campus Initiative
Annie Dwyer, Carolina Friends School
Kim Chapman, Duke Global Health
Maria Almond, Duke Psychiatry / CHASE in Moshi, TZ
Carolyn Lane, Stacy Grove, Kim Korb
Bwana/Dr. Alfonse Mutima, Bwana/Priest Pius, Ndugu/Dr. Praise Zenenga


Tanzanian Teachers

University of Dar es Salaam's
Dr. Daines Sanga and Dr. Ndibalema in Tanzanian Dance,
Dr. Makoye and Mungereza in Theatre for Development,
Dr. Imani Sanga, Traditional Tanzanian Music Ensemble, all friends in these classes. 

Gertrude and Katy (and Khery) my brilliantly accurate and hilarious roommates, to my good friend/travel companion Abdul the insightful writer and lawyer, to Simon, Dennis the funny journalists at The Citizen, toLusajo and Lyimo for cutting to the core with fierceness and tenderness, respectively. To so, so many other good friends in Hall 4, and UDSM campus (Thomas, Masole, Ema/Emmanuel, Edgar, Grace... so many!) 

Kilimanjaro Wizard Arts Group (Moshi, TZ), and Upendo for your openness, choreography and sisterhood, & ndugu Rose, Nema, Shabani, Simon, Mateo, Juma, Yusufu, Emmanueli, Simon, Omari, Almasi, Seleman, Maggie, Segolena!
White Orange Youth Centre (Moshi) and John Kessy for opening your home, our late night talks; to John Afro and all the peer educators and organizers
Kimara Peer Educators (Dar) and Mama Pfiriael Kiwia, Bwana Manyama, Hawa, Jambia and Gideon(and Tatu, Halima, Elizabeth and all)
Hananaseif Children's Center (Dar), and Bwana Hezekia, dada Joann, to genius Sandra, Irene, Anton, Omary, Hilda, Aziza, Asha, all beautiful children!!
Kiwakukki Women's Center (Moshi) and Mama Shabuni, Tunahaki "We have the Right" Children's Acrobatics Center (Moshi) and David. 

Graciela Seila, Kim Hardy, Valerie Brock (Jerin Jones, Maria Jovanovic), talented dancers, poets, friends, and Habib Yazdi, drummer, motivator.
Andrew Synowiez, technical design, life and project encourager. 

Della, kindler and catalyzer, you infuse and cultivate, your vision brings life. (In the wake of your invitation, all is moving)
Joseph for your belief and your questions, for the patient, precise passion of your direction.
Mwalimu Sahle for sparking, guiding this journey (the strength of your mentoring mirroring)
Renee for introducing, for encouraging and planting such precious seeds so well.
Bwana Mutima for the poetry and lastingness of your stories and hekima. 

Mom and Dad for sending me, and the opening of all these paths, Hunter for making me such a proud sister.
Mama Caren, and Palace International (delicious East African food: 1104 Broad St, Durham, NC).


News + Updates from 2009/10 Project Tour

Partners', Health Educators' and Artists' Meetings

Oct. 12, Dar Partner Visits

Meeting and materials with Hananasif Children's Center Director Hezekia and MG, Artists' Meeting and Departure with Sajo Israel, Robert Hizza and Abdul Mursaly (Oct. 12 – Departure Evening)

Oct. 12, Soma Cafe Performance, Dar es Salaam

Oct. 9-11, Moshi Partner Visits
John Kessy & Upendo Mwaluswa; Bwana Mike Msoka and ceremony with members of Mshikano Chawamaki Kilimanjaro Region Persons Living with HIV & AIDS

Oct. 10, Njoro Community Event Performance, Moshi

Oct. 3, Bagamoyo Region Island & Boat Ride
Original partners Gertrude Moragwa, Sajo Israel and John Kessy, John Afro, Catherine Paul, Khery Mbiro, Robert Hizza and Abdul Mursaly, Director Joseph Megel, Performer Marie Garlock, production director Andrew Synowiez with guests Monte Evans, Matthew Synowiez, Furaha, and Edgar

Oct. 2, Bagamoyo College of Arts Festival Performance, Bagamoyo

Oct. 1, Alliance Francaise Performance, Conference Opening, Dar es Salaam

Sept. 28-29, Dar es Salaam, Kimara Peer Educators' HQ & Prime Ministers' Office
with Director Joseph Megel, MG and original partners Kimara Peer Educators' Directors Mama P. Kiwia, Bwana W. Manyama; National Stigma Reduction Training (created by KPE) Launch Ceremony by Tanzanian Ministry of Health

Sept. 24, Interfaith Youth Forum for Peace Performance, Alliance Francaise, Dar es Salaam

Sept. 23-Oct. 1, Multi-city Rehearsals
Directed by MG and Director Joseph Megel, with original partners Sajo Israel, Upendo Mwaluswa, new artists Abdul Mursaly, Robert Hizza, with filmmaker Andrew Synowiez, joined by performance ensembles Watoto wa Mungu Children's Choir of Hananasif Children's Center (1 Dar Rehearsal with Abdul, Robert, Andrew), Kilimanjaro Wizard Arts Group (Rehearsal at Arts Festival)

Sept. 18-22, Moshi, Performance Planning and Ishi Campaign Visit
with John Kessy, Upendo Mwaluswa, Marie Garlock and Andrew Synowiez; Ishi/Life Campaign visit, interactive youth forum run by Upendo M. on HIV, gender roles/divisions and sexuality with 50 rural interfaith youth 14-25 yrs., Moshi Rural; Interviews/filming with White Orange Youth Leaders John Afro and John Kessy, Kili Wizards Leader Upendo Mwaluswa, rehearsal with Kilmanjaro Wizard Arts Group

Sept. 15-17, Morogoro, HIV Stigma Reduction Training
led by Bwana W. Manyama of partnering Kimara Peer Educators, Aloys Madulu of National Episcopal Conference of Tanzania on HIV & AIDS; attendance: Nuns, Priests, Church Leaders from throughout Eastern/Central Regions, MG & filmmaker Andrew S.

Sept. 14, Artists' Ensemble Meeting
MG with artists and partners Lusajo "Sajo" Israel, Robert Hizza, Abdul Mursaly, Reviewing Script of "It is In You," entering material into conversation with partners

Sept. 14 – Tupendane Culture Group Dance Class, MG program org. for UNC students
Sept. 13 – Chuch and Interview with Bwana Hezekia of Hananasif Children's Center, MG with AS filming
Sept. 11 – Summit/Gathering with Gertrude Moragwa, Cathy Paul, Khery Mbiro, MG, AS, original partners, roommates
Sept. 10 – Bagamoyo College of Arts, venue planning; MG, AS, Dr. Bura
Sept. 9 – Alliance Francaise in Dar, venue planning; MG, AS, Keltouma Bourhi
Sept. 8,9 – Tanzania Gender Festival, Dar es Salaam; MG attendance(with UNC students & faculty, film by Andrew Synowiez)
Sept. 5 – Kimara Peer Educators' visit, MG with Peter Kaaya, "It is In You" script review with Mama Pf. Kiwia, original partner and founder, director, KPE
Sept. 4 – Kimara Peer Educators' visit, MG with Peter Kaaya, "It is In You" script review with Bw. W. Manyama, original partner and Vice Director, KPE
Sept. 4 – Artists' Preliminary Materials and Meeting with Lusajo Israel and Abdul Mursaly
Sept. 2-3 – Zanzibar Field Trip, MG Program Assistant for UNC Global Program's 16 students
Sept. 1 – Bagamoyo Field Trip, MG Program Assistant for UNC Global Program's 16 students
Aug. 30 – Hananasif Children's Center Visit, NC Community Gift Distribution, MG with Founder and Director Bwana Hezekia, Dar es Salaam Hananasif District
Aug. 27-28 – Mama/Professor Daines Sanga (Dance Faculty, UDSM), home visits with MG and later UNC Professors, 3 students; "It is In You" script review with Mama Sanga, original partner and Tanzanian dance/choreography instructor
Aug. 26 – NGO visits with UNC students org. by Dr. E. Sahle, Haki Ardhi, TGNP, TAMWA
Aug. 24-25 – Orientation & tour at UDSM for UNC Program Students; Dr. Bathily Lecture, Bw. Nyang'oro of UNC with UNC faculty, Research Flat housing negotiations
Aug. 20-23—MG Program Assistant for 16 arriving UNC Global students & 2 faculty, JRO Airport to UDSM, orientation on housing, safety, travel and communication
Aug. 23 – Arrival Visit Cathy Paul and Khery Mbiro, original partners with MG
Aug. 22 – Arrival Visit Lusajo Israel with Abdul Mursaly, original partners with MG
Aug. 21 – Arrival Visit Mama Daines Sanga and Dr. Herbert Makoye UDSM Fine Performing Arts Faculty & Director, meeting with MG (Aug. 20 – Arrival Evening)

July 2009 News
What's next?
With your support making it possible, the project has excitingly been invited to return to Tanzania!

In October, it will open a Global Health and Human Rights Conference, and in August and September it will continue in collaboration with HIV arts and peer health education groups in neighborhoods in Dar es Salaam and Moshi, Tanzania.

A documentary will be made as a future teaching tool, and to record this collaboration, and upon return, the piece will be featured in partnership with national conferences and local schools, group homes, health, and women's groups in North Carolina.

This week!: Help bring the {it is in you} Project back to Tanzania!

BENEFIT Party at Montague Lake:
Community Celebration to send the {it is in you} Project with Marie Garlock to Tanzania
Sunday July 26 at 4pm
Performance, Live Music and an Afternoon at the Lake!
10298 Penny Rd, Raleigh NC, 27606

Tax Deductible Donations can be made to sponsoring 501c3
HeartSpace Spiritual Resources

A generous local business owner has approved Corporate Matching Grants $100 to $500!
Call 919 607 5533 or email to be involved or donate.