From 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Monday, August 15 a craft sale will take place at Clifton Plaza. Because that’s on a Monday, the people hosting the event will be in the company of our farmers market friends Niemeyer Farm as well as the flea market vendors who’ve been showing up on a regular basis all spring and summer. The craft sale is a fundraiser for CERESAV, a non-profit group established in 2012. CERESAV is focused on educating the general public on how they can be part of the campaign to end to acid violence around the world, and, through legislation and the raising of awareness, it has already made a real difference. All of the crafts sold during this event were made by acid attack survivors. CERESAV is hosting other events as well during the week, including a lecture by Hanifa Nakiryowa, who founded CERESAV after being attacked with acid by her ex-husband. The attack left her with significant facial scarring and loss of vision in one eye. During her recovery in the burns unit in Uganda’s Mulago Hospital, Hanifa met many other women and men who had been disfigured by acid. Moved by their stories, Hanifa felt compelled to bring light to the problem of acid violence and bring hope to survivors suffering in silence. That lecture and discussion will take place Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT) at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati, 536 Linton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219. Here’s a link to more information about that event: empowering-women-meet-hanifa-nakiryowa-tickets. Hanifa will also be at the craft sale on Monday, so make sure you drop by then to buy some crafts, flea market, and fresh fruit & veggies, and learn more about CERESAV.