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"Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities" Exhibit at the Burke Museum
One Moroccan artist teaches a village of women to read. An embroiderer from India takes out her first loan. A Hutu woman from war-torn Rwanda works with a Tutsi to make "peace" baskets. And a soup kitchen for AIDS orphans delivers meals because of a folk art cooperative's success in Swaziland. From Africa to Asia to the Americas, female artisans are creating grassroots cooperatives to reach new markets, raise living standards, and transform lives.
Empowering Women provides an intimate view of the work of ten such enterprises in ten countries. This exhibition illustrates the power of grassroots collaborations to transform women's lives, through inspiring personal stories, stellar photographs and stunning examples of the cooperatives' handmade traditional arts.
This Burke Museum exhibition runs June 12-October 27, 2013. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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