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BAC Folk Arts Society: Embroidery & Storytelling in Folklife




6 pm - 8 pm

On Thursday, October 27, BAC will host the third meeting of the BAC Folk Arts Society at the BAC Office in DUMBO.

This meeting will feature special guests Wafa Ghnaim and members of the American Council of Minority Women (ACMW). Wafa will discuss Palestinian embroidery and her recent Tatreez & Tea project. Members of the ACMW will discuss the sewing and embroidery classes they host in Midwood, as well as preserving Pakistani folklife. If you happen to know embroiders, please invite them! We're interested in having a cross-cultural discussion about embroidery and storytelling.

More information about the presenters:

Wafa Ghnaim is Palestinian-American, her mother from Safad and father from Yaffa from pre-1948 Palestine. She is authoring a book with her mother, Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim, about Palestinian embroidery motifs and meanings titled Tatreez & Tea which has been funded by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Brooklyn Arts Council, and Clackamas Arts Alliance. You can learn more about her poetry and book project at

American Council of Minority Women (ACMW), based in the Midwood neighborhood, hosts skills-based workshops for people of all ages. These workshops expose children and adults to hands-on activities such as cooking and sewing. The workshops are designed not only to teach new skills to local residents, but build confidence and connection in Coney Island Avenue's South Asian community.

This program was curated and developed by the BAC Folk Arts Society. All are welcome! If you'd like to join the group, have ideas for topics, or would like to organize or host a future gathering, please contact BAC Folk Arts Director Christopher Mulé at

BAC Folk Arts Society
20 Jay Street, Suite 616
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Thursday, October 27, 2016
F to York Street | A/C to High Street

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