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Storytelling Series // First Nations: Colombian Luminaries Discuss Their Heritage and Future

November 15, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

In partnership with the Ibu Movement, CLS presents a panel discussion with creatives from Colombia, South America, who will speak with Susan Hull Walker of their work regenerating life and beauty from a legacy of pain. . . and also, from a wealth of inner abundance. The group will share the challenges of balancing tradition with innovation, and touch on the economic aspects of their work to generate fair income while competing with mass-produced goods.

That this program comes during the week before Thanksgiving is not a coincidence. Most of these guests are artisans with indigenous ties to the land, or designers working with the First Nations of Colombia. It seemed fitting, then, to pause a beat before we roast turkey and feast to first celebrate with and learn from these luminaries who, by preserving a culture and craft heavy with ancient wisdom carry such light in their hearts.

Tickets:  Members – $10 // General Admission – $15

To purchase tickets, click here or call 843-723-9912 during box office hours.

About the Panelists
Mercedes Salazar, founder, Mercedes Salazar Designs; Yasmin Sabet, founder, Mola Sasa; Josefa Antonia Barliza Ipuana , Wayuu Cooperative leader; Juan Pablo Gomez and Juan Sebastian Rivera, founders, El Dorado Edit; Juliana Ramirez, architect of Ibu-funded Wayuu School and Workspace; Mariana Velásquez, Colombiana! cookbook author and Food Stylist; Amelicia Santacruz Alvarez, Guna Dule representative and politician; Magno Caterino, founder, Finatur Design; Sandra Henao, artisan and instructor, Finatur Foundation.

For a more intimate experience with these Colombian Luminaries, join Ibu for an authentic Colombian dinner in local Charleston Homes to celebrate their rich heritage and culture. https://ibumovement.com/pages/colombiana


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