GCY Fellow Gaya Morris Paints Portraits at the Market

GCY Fellow Gaya Morris will be hosting a booth at the Hingham, MA, Farmer’s Market on Saturday September 5th from 10 am to 2 pm. Gaya is commissioning portraits from family, friends and community members as part of a series that she will continue to produce throughout her GCY experience in Senegal. Read more about Gaya’s project on her blog: www.en.globalcitizenyear.org/category/fellows/

Why the farmer’s market? In Gaya’s own words, “I think it would be … inspiring for people to see that an average high school student living in their community, just down the road from the public library, is able to embark on such an adventure. GCY is about more than just giving to and raising awareness about the developing world – it’s also about giving its students the tools with which to make change – any place, for any community, anywhere. The Farmer’s Market is for me such an exciting place as I think it represents a community movement towards change … I really think my experience (and the GCY mission in general) is about influencing and involving home communities just as much as foreign ones.”

Find Gaya on Saturday September 5th, 10 am – 2 pm at The Beach Market, Hingham Bathing Beach, on Route 3A in Hingham, MA.