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CLS x Ibu Foundation Honor Global Artisan Leaders

March 8, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

In partnership with the Ibu Foundation, CLS welcomes artisan leaders from Colombia, Haiti, Morocco, Nigeria, and Pakistan for an in depth discussion on the challenges of creating beauty in situations which could hardly be called beautiful. Gang warfare, displacement, the silencing and repression of women, colossal flooding, poverty—these are some of the obstacles women around the world too often confront as they seek economic self-sufficiency through handmade arts.

Join us as this panel of six visionary artisans and advocates—Samina Mahmud, Hassana Yusuf, Wafae Safar, Dayanne Danier, Juan Sebastian Rivera, and Juan Pablo Gomez—share the stories behind their own heritage clothing and crafts, as well as insights into the power of cooperatives and collective action. To lead the conversation, Pat Mitchell, the editorial director of TEDWomen and an Ibu Ambassador (who has also served as President of both PBS and Sundance in the past), will team up with Ibu founder, Susan Hull Walker.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from, be inspired by, and support the often-unseen women of the world who not only struggle through and rise above the calamities that surround them, but also find the will to transform trauma into treasures. 

Tickets are $10 for CLS Members, $15 for Guests. Students are admitted free with RSVP, pending availability.

Want to know more about how to craft a new world in adversity? The Ibu Movement—whose mission is to expand markets for women artisans across the globe and build capacity for success through tangible economic and structural change—will honor these six visionaries during its International Women’s Day and global runway showcase at Festival Hall, also scheduled for March 8. For details on programming and tickets for The Fringe Revolution Event, click here.



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