Arpilleras: Crafts On Burlaps by Refugee Women

Friday, April 19, 2019, 3:15 pm to 7:45 pm
Image of stitched drawing of mountain road on a sunny day
This humanitarian project is rooted in an Andean countercultural method for working on the trauma of women who have suffered gender and political violence. Bárbara Torres brought this idea to Bremen, Germany, to help refugee women from Syrian, Afghanistan and African countries. Arpilleras provides women with a safe place, skills to express their own histories, and a community where can thrive, feeling less lonely. Free.
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 121
Ana Luengo
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Torres will lead a workshop on the creation of arpilleras and give a talk on her work with refugee women to create a safe place for them. Other speakers include SF State faculty members Juanita Darling, Mohammad Salama, Lubna Safi, Olivia Albiero and Mitra Ara.

Presented by the Spanish Program’s Seminar in Literary Movements or Periods.