The Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service and the International Artisan Market and Cultural Exchange Capstone, in conjunction with several other partners (listed below) have teamed up with DAVA Artisan Design. We are pleased to announce that during the week of March 19th - March 25th we will have several cultural exchange opportunities to meet the artisans and see their products across Bryan and College Station, as well as all over campus!
DAVA Artisan Design is a group of indigenous women artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico who handcraft a world class line of high-quality shoes. With goals to transform poverty to prosperity and sustain employment and economic autonomy in their communities, DAVA Artisan Design hopes to bridge the market between the U.S. and Mexico with social innovation and entrepreneurship. A list of the events is below. We hope to see you there!
The Capstone also teamed up with Vida Nueva, another women’s cooperative that makes beautiful rugs, pillowcases, bags, etc. on a foot loom. They fight for women’s empowerment in their community by hosting workshops and skills development, and also seek to bridge the market between the U.S. and Mexico for their goods.
Our Partners Include:
Brazos Valley Arts Council, Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Mays School of Business, Memorial Student Center, MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, Global Languages and Cultures, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mexican Student Association, School of Performance, Visualization, and Fine Arts, and the Brazos Valley Farmers Market
Sun Mar 19 - 2:00pm-5:00pm: Lake Walk Shops, 4414 Lake Atlas, Bryan
Mon Mar 20 - 2:00pm-5:30pm: Bush School Atrium Allen Building, 1004 George Bush Drive TAMU
Tue Mar 21 - 5:00pm-7:00pm: Annenberg Conference Center, 1002 George Bush Drive TAMU
Wed Mar 22 - 12:00pm-1:30pm: Ag Life Sciences Center, 4180 Texas 6 Frontage Road, College Station
Wed Mar 22 - 5:00pm-7:00pm: Arts Council of Brazos Valley, 4180 Texas 6 Frontage Road, College Station
Thur Mar 23 - 2:00pm-4:00pm: Forsyth Gallery, MSC, 275 Joe Routt BLVD, TAMU
Sat Mar 25 - 8:00am - 12:00pm: Bryan Farmers Market, 500 N Main Street
Class Visit Details:
Mon Mar 20 - 11:10pm-12:45pm : Presentation 1 Wehner Bldg rm 156 :
Mon Mar 20 - 12:45-1:30pm : Presentation 2 Wehner Bldg rm 156
Tue Mar 21 - 1:40-2:30 Presentation: Evans Annex Building 4th floor, rm 3.419
Wed Mar 22 - 11:00-12:00 Panel: Ag Life Science Center, rm tbd
For more information
International Artisan Market and Cultural Exchange https://www.facebook.com/inter... DAVA Artisan Design https://davaartesanal.com/en-u... Vida Nueva Oaxaca https://www.facebook.com/VidaN...
We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your support