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WOB is a 501c3 organization that provides free programming for immigrant and first generation American girls and women in Hamtramck, MI
196 backers pledged $26,080 to help bring this project to life.

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Women of Banglatown is an all women’s community space offering free programming for neighborhood girls and income generating activities for immigrant women. Our programming includes art workshops and wellness classes. Our mission at Women of Banglatown is to empower girls and women through diverse programming while creating a comfortable space for community conversation.

The organization was founded in 2014 by Ali Lapetina, a photographer and educator who lives in Detroit, Michigan. While photographing the Bengali community, she noticed men and boys socializing within the neighborhood, but didn’t see many girls and women gathering outside of their homes and schools. This inspired her to create a space that provided girls and women a place to call their own.

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Our biggest challenge is transportation. We offer free transportation to and from Women of Banglatown for girls and women. Depending on how much money is raised, we hope to put a portion of funds towards transportation costs.

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    Virtual Thank You

    A virtual art postcard from the Women of Banglatown

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    Art Postcard

    Art postcard thank you sent via snail mail from the girls of Women of Banglatown.

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    Tote Bag

    Screen printed "Support Your Local Girl Squad" tote bag

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    8x10 inch Photograph

    8 x 10 inch original photograph by photographer Ali Lapetina

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    Screen Printed WOB T-Shirt + Tote Bag

    Women of Banglatown screen printed T-Shirt, a "Support Your Local Girl Squad" tote bag and art postcard thank you.

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    Hand Woven Basket + 8x10 inch Photograph

    Unique handwoven basket made by the Women of Banglatown, a 8 x10 inch photograph by Ali Lapetina and art postcard thank you.

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    Hand-Dyed Silk Scarf + WOB T-Shirt

    Hand-dyed silk scarf made by the Women of Banglatown, a screen printed WOB T-shirt and art postcard thank you.

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    All of the Above

    Screen printed "Support Your Local Girl Squad" Tote Bag and WOB T-Shirt, a 8x10 inch photograph by Ali Lapetina, unique handwoven basket, hand-dyed silk scarf and art postcard thank you.

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Funding period

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