Weave A Real Peace Annual Meeting and Scholarship

Posted By Web Manager on March 5, 2015

WARP Annual Meeting

May 29 – 31, 2015

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Plan to join us for WARP’s 23rd Annual Meeting – May 29 to 31, 2015, at the Mercy Center Retreat, Burlingame, California, in the San Francisco area. Click here to download the registration form.

The 2015 annual conference will bring textile scholars, community developers, students and fiber activists together around the theme of Blending Tradition and Textiles. Opportunities for education, networking and renewing relationships make this a unique opportunity for fiber enthusiasts from across the country and around the world.

This year’s day-long program includes the following confirmed speakers:

  • Kathleen Mossman Vitale on Challenges of Documenting the Maya Textile Tradition
  • Maggie Leininger (Industrious Anarchy) and Rebecca Burgess (Fibershed) on Engaging Communities through Sustainable Textiles
  • Amanda Smiles (Ruraq Maki) on Synthesizing Traditional Textiles and Fashion Design in Peru & Bolivia
  • Rocio Mena Gutierrez (read her blog) on the Importance of Textiles to Grassroots Economies in Guatemala
  • Maren Beck and Josh Hirschstein (Above the Fray: Traditional Hilltribe Art) on the Weaving Culture of NE Laos

Click here for Alice Brown Memorial Scholarship Information

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