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Lava Mae Celebrates World Toilet Day 2016!

Saturday, November 19, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Lava Mae
Location Details:
432 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

On Saturday, November 19, as cities across the globe mark World Toilet Day 2016, San Francisco-based nonprofit Lava Mae is "going big" by staging a 14' x 14" x 10' toilet art installation piece to call attention to the eye-opening lack of access to toilets for individuals around the world, across the U.S., and throughout San Francisco:

- 2.5 billion people around the globe lack access to safe, reliable sanitation.
- 1.5 million Americans lack access to full indoor plumbing.
- In San Francisco alone, more than 7,500 individuals experiencing homelessness lack access to restrooms and basic sanitation.

Please join us with your guests on Saturday, 11.19 from 10am to 3pm at PROXY SF (Hayes Valley) for an interactive day of art + activism designed to surprise, educate, and inspire adults + kids of all ages.

Lava Mae World Toilet Day activities include:

- An eye-opening, interactive art installation featuring a 14' x 14" x 10' Giant Tent Toilet, plus accompanying toilet paper holder.

- 826 Valencia-led student writing activities (think: Poop Haikus!)

- Tours of Lava Mae's well-known and well-loved mobile hygiene Blue Bus.

- "Learn More & Take Action" stations to advocate for increased access to basic sanitation + hygiene for all.

The Giant Tent Toilet was created by world renowned artist Robin Lasser, who is widely-known for her interactive artworks and Tent Dress series, in collaboration with fashion designer Rachel Richardson and plumber Sean Collins.

As viewers step inside the Tent Toilet interior, they will see blue swirls of water and hear accompanying audio of flushing sounds. The soundtrack will also include short reflections and stories from Lava Mae's homeless guests, discussing the daily challenges of accessing sanitation and maintaining a sense of dignity.

We'd lava for you to join us on Saturday, November 19, and to please share this invitation widely!

Free, and please RSVP.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 2:14PM
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