As the Women Sew: Community Quilts of Mampuján, Colombia

Monday, January 11, 2016 8:30 am - Saturday, April 23, 2016 5:00 pm EST

Women of Mampujan sewing
The MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement is excited to announce our Winter 2016 Grebel Gallery exhibit, As the women sew: Community quilts of Mampuján, Colombia.

For the Colombian coastal community of Mampuján, displaced by a paramilitary group in 2000 from their land, quilting has become a way of recovering their past in order to weave a better future. Moving from individual healing to collective recovery and advocating for their rights have become important steps for Mampuján in changing cycles of violence and creating a better future for their community. As the women sew, the tapestries of the community continue to be woven.

This exhibit is made possible through partnership with Mennonite Central Committee Colombia.

Reception date and time: Tuesday January 12th, 7:00 PM

Location of reception: Grebel Gallery, MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement, Conrad Grebel University College

General exhibit hours:

Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Admission is free.