San Diego Exhibit Puts Women Empowerment On Display
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Aired 1/29/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Margaret Hartnett, Director of Education and Visitor Experience, San Diego Museum of Man
Rex Garniewicz, Deputy Director, San Diego Museum of Man
Empowering Women: Artian Cooperatives That Transform Lives
A new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man looks at ten women-led artisan cooperatives that are transforming lives and communities. Photos: Courtesy San Diego Museum of Man
For generations, people learned about different cultures through conflicts and war. Often times, the picture we came away with was one in which women stayed home, prepared the food and raised the children. But now, micro-industries are showing the world what women have been creating for centuries - intricate folk art, and hand-crafts that both create and preserve a community's cultural heritage.
A new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man features the works of 10 women-led artisan projects from around the world. The exhibit is called: Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities.