Tapestry as Testimony: Arpilleras of Chile Sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Kay Spiritual Life Center
September 11, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of the military coup in Chile, and "arpilleras" serve as a living testimony to the struggle for human rights and democracy waged by the Chilean people under a repressive military regime that lasted for 17 years. These tapestries represent a living testimony of that struggle and celebrate its dignity and courage.
Opening reception: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Katzen Arts Center Rotunda Gallery, American University 4400 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC, 20016
Featured speakers: E. Ethelbert Miller, Literary activist and Board Chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies Claudio Grossman, Dean and Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law and Raymond Geraldson Scholar for International and Humanitarian Law Joseph Eldridge, American University Chaplain