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Film Screening: Wax Print (93 minutes)

February 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

In many African homes, fabrics lay unassuming and taken for granted. Surprised to learn that ‘traditional’ African wax-printed fabrics were a colonial invention made in the UK and Holland, filmmaker & fashion designer, Aiwan Obinyan, sets out on a journey across four continents to trace the 200 year history of this iconic textile that has come to visually represent Africa and Africans. This event will also include a post discussion and textile pop-up with African textiles on view by local artisans. Watch the Trailer.  Member: $6;  Non-member: $8.

1pm – 4:30 pm:
Pop-up shop and live kente cloth weaving demonstration featuring African fabric store AFROTHREADS, Kwasi Asare, Master kente weaver and mathematician, and AfroTika.
Post discussion led by:
  • Evonne and Erika Opoku, owners of African fabric store AFROTHREADS
  • Meredith Hurston, Co-Host
  • Kwasi Asare, Master Kente Weaver and Mathematician

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February 9, 2020
2:00 pm