Join the MCSE for the Maijuna Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Fundraiser April 17, 2013

There are only 400 Maijuna indigenous people left on earth in the Peruvian Amazon. Today, their communities suffer from dysentery and other deadly waterborne diseases, which are due to contaminated drinking water. Help us bring clean drinking water as well as proper sanitation and hygiene to their communities.

Biosands filter

Biosands filter

Under the leadership of Mason Professor Michael Gilmore, who has worked with Maijuna for over a decade, George Mason University students will be building capacity by teaching community members how to make and maintain biosands filters. Professor Gilmore instills in students a deep commitment to community based solutions focused on cultural and biological conservation. This tried and true method has been successfully implemented around the world and will be used to filter river water into safe drinking water for each Maijuna family. Additionally, lessons on proper sanitation and hygiene will also be conducted.

So, please help us help the Maijuna improve the health and wellbeing of their communities – it could make a world of difference!

This “Well-Being in Action” event is a fundraiser for the Maijuna community clean drinking water, sanitation, and hyigene co-sponsored by New Century College‘s Center for Consciousness and Transformation and the Center for Field StudiesMason’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and InBodied Living. The Center for Consciousness and Transformation warmly invites you to join us and the entire Mason community for an uplifting day of outdoor well-being practices and fundraiser on the Fairfax campus, SUB1 QUAD lawn, Wednesday, April 17th from 9:00AM – 7:00PM.

The schedule of well-being activities include yoga, tai chi, meditation, creative writing, and the day ends with sunset trance dancing.  Please see the schedule below.

No prior registration or experience required. Credit card, check, and cash donations are greatly appreciated in support of the well-being and health of the Maijuna community.

In the case of inclement weather, the alternative location for this event is the Johnson Center 2ND Floor WEST LOUNGE.


9:15-9:45am Kick Off Mike + all
10:00-10:45am Gentle Flow Yoga Karen
11:00-11:45am Mindfulness & Yoga Brandice
12:00-12:45pm Tai Chi Keith
1:00-1:45pm Maijuna & Students Mike + Students
2:00-2:45pm Creative Writing Karen
3:00-3:45pm Maijuna & Students Mike + Students
4:00-4:45pm Gentle Flow Yoga Karen
5:00-5:45pm Happy Hour Yoga Brandice
6:00-6:45pm Sunset Trance Dancing Allie

For more information about this event, please contact Brandice Rogers at

Additional monetary contributions can be made to this project through the George Mason University Foundation. The Foundation a 501 (c) (3) non-for‐profit foundation and a private corporation organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of GMU. As such, donations to this project may be tax deductible. The Foundation’s Tax ID number is 54-1603842 and donations must be earmarked for the “Maijuna Water Project”. Thank you very much for your support of this social change venture!

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