”Empowerment of Women as a Path to Peace”
WARP’s 2019 Annual meeting will be at the Georgetown University Conference Center in Washington, DC, June 20 – June 23. Our conference planning committee is developing an exciting agenda:
- Thursday evening is our Opening Welcome Circle;
- On Friday we’ll visit the Textile Museum and several Smithsonian museums;
- Friday evening we have interactive textile activities and socializing planned;
- Saturday will include presentations on Women’s Work as a Path to Peace including speakers from Kenya and Lebanon. Confirmed so far is:
- Yasmine Dabbous, PhD, is a Beirut-born visual culture artist and researcher. Formerly a journalism and cultural studies scholar, Dabbous founded Kinship Stories, a line of tribal art necklaces revolving around values, stories and craftsmanship.
- Laura Lemunyete, born and raised in Wisconsin, has been living in Kenya since 1994, working prmarily with women’s groups on livelihood enhancement projects that range from camel management and water source development to children’s education support and income generation activities. She has been working with, and a member of, the Ngurunit Basket Weaver’s Cooperative Society for almost 20 years assisting the group to develop and market their product.
- Saturday will also include the WARP business meeting and scholarship presentations;
- Saturday evening will include a reception and book signing featuring several new books by WARP members, a dinner together, and both live and silent auctions;
- Sunday morning we will have brunch and adjourn. Those with flexibility can easily spend another day in DC. Dumbarton Oaks, which has a great pre-Colombian collection, is only a ten minute walk from the Center.
We hope you will plan to join WARP in DC in 2019 – we will have a great time!
Registration details will be posted online here in early 2019.