Sari Pledge & Empowerment Workshop

January 15, 2015 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
the Viva Center
1555 Connecticut Ave NW
3rd Floor
Washington DC (entrance at Q Street across from Firehook)
Sari Pledge & Empowerment Workshop @ the Viva Center

Please join Monica Jahan Bose, creator of STORYTELLING WITH SARIS, for an interactive workshop about women’s empowerment in the face of climate change. Monica is collaborating on an art and advocacy project with women from her ancestral coastal village in Katakhali, Bangladesh. In 2014, she was invited to do public presentations at the Brooklyn Museum, at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Bangladesh, and during Art Basel-Miami Beach. The goal of the SARI PLEDGE & EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP is to create links between Americans and Bangladeshis by emphasizing personal stories of empowerment and resilience to inspire Americans to reduce our carbon footprint. Participants will learn about the project through an audio-visual presentation and then write and do woodblock printing on saris, documenting their personal stories and making pledges to protect our planet. Participants are also invited to join a DC public performance with the saris in Fall 2015. The saris will ultimately be returned to Bangladesh to be worn by coastal women. The workshop is free and open to women and men over age 15.

See for more details about the project. Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, which is partially supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

It is going to be a fun and inspiring workshop on a critical issue that impacts us all. Please come and invite friends and colleagues.

Photo credit: Peter Howard.

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