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The Highland Support Project Celebrates 20th Anniversary and the Start of a New Maya Long Count Cycle at AlterNatives

The Highland Support Project celebrates its 20th anniversary and the end of the Maya 13-bak'tun cycle with festivities at local fair trade store AlterNatives in Richmond, Virginia.

Richmond, VA, December 16, 2012 --( December 21 2012 is a special day for the folks of the Highland Support Project and their sister fair trade store AlterNatives. Not only does this day mark the end of a 13- bak'tun, (5,200 year period) cycle, it is also the 1 k'atun, or 20 year, anniversary of the founding of the Highland Support Project!

20 years ago, Guadalupe Ramirez, an indigenous Maya woman from Tejutla Guatemala, began as a Richmond street vendor in Carytown, selling the weavings of Maya women survivors of political violence as a means to provide them a source of income and social support. Today, the project has grown into a thriving organization that helps raise awareness of indigenous human rights issues through empowerment projects and the coordination of service learning trips that allow 300+ volunteers to experience the beauty of indigenous Maya culture first hand!

Join the Highland Support Project and AlterNatives as they celebrate this exciting day! Share in food, drink, and the musical accompaniment of Berry Bless and the Happy Lucky Combo!

Festivities held at AlterNatives Boutique- 3320 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221
6pm-9pm, Free and open to the public- the more the merrier!

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For more information, contact Rachel at
Hope to See You There!
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Highland Support Project
Rachel Triplett
804 643 8635

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