"Advocacy Quilts: A Voice for the Voiceless" at the Textile Museum
CWA-DC Chapter invites you to lunch, followed by an unveiling reception for an exhibit at the Textile Museum.
Join the Chicago Women's Alliance (CWA) for lunch beforehand near Dupont Circle, followed by a visit to the Textile Museum for the unveiling reception for the exhibit, Advocacy Quilts: A Voice for the Voiceless. The exhibit features eight Advocacy Quilts. These narrative quilts, on loan from the non-profit organization, The Advocacy Project, offer windows into the lives of women in marginalized communities from Congo and Kosovo to Belize and Bangladesh. Many artists tell of traumatic experiences, including wartime violence and debilitating health issues. Other artists celebrate local arts and customs and depict the economic benefits of microcredit programs for women. These quilts also unite women across cultures: the individual panels were assembled into finished works by quilters in the United States as an act of solidarity. Learn more about Advocacy Quilts.
Location: Textile Museum
2320 S Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Time: Lunch beforehand at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16 at a location to be announced; Reception at Textile Museum from 2 to 4 p.m.
Cost: Entrance to the reception at the Textile Museum is free. For lunch beforehand, please order on your own and pay individually.
RSVP: by November 13, 2013 to Sabrina McCarthy at 301-320-3470 or . Sign up early as only 15 spaces are reserved for CWA-DC.
Questions: Please get in touch with Sabrina McCarthy.
Plan your trip on public transportation at http://www.wmata.com.
Directions by Metro to Textile Museum:
Take the Red Line to the Dupont Circle Metro stop. Leave the station via the Q Street exit. Walk north on Connecticut Avenue. At the intersection of Connecticut Avenue, Florida Avenue and S Street, cross Florida Avenue and go left. Take immediate right onto S Street. Continue walking up S Street 2 long blocks to The Textile Museum on the left.