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Meet a Member: Fireside Chat with Elena Laswick

  • 12 Oct 2022
  • 13 Oct 2022
  • Online via Zoom (Eastern Time) - FREE Members Only Event

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Meet a Member: A Series of Fireside Chats with WARP Members 

NOTA: puede ver la historia en español abajo del inglés.


This program is a series of monthly Fireside Chats (on Zoom) with a different WARP member each month. To keep these conversations intimate, each session will be limited to 25 participants. (This month with two sessions to choose from, one in English and one in Spanish.)

Elena Laswick grew up in Tucson, AZ, on a steady diet of mariachi, beans, folklórico, and Navajo rugs, which developed her sense of belonging somewhere between Latin America and the US and is why she is passionate about textiles, indigenous rights, and cultural preservation. She resides full time in Nebaj, Guatemala where she works with Maya Ixil weavers on small-scale private label design projects in her free time (as Ixil Collective). She also liaises with artisans in different parts of Guatemala and Peru (through a business partner in Cusco), as Amano Marketplace, all while working remotely for Capital Access as a Quality Control Manager, giving out COVID Emergency Rental funding in Pennsylvania.

Ixil Collective is a collaboration with Maya Ixil weavers living in the towns of Chajul, Cotzal and Nebaj in the Quiché region of Guatemala. Ixil Collective was created to help these remote artisans earn a more substantial market share. Amano Marketplace is a platform for Latin American artisans to share their designs and stories, where you can learn more about traditional art forms and find unique, handmade items. Join us for the Fireside Chat with Elena to learn more about these projects!

Sessions for Fireside Chats with WARP member Elena Laswick

Wednesday, October 12th at 4 pm Eastern (English)
Thursday, October 13th at 4 pm Eastern (Spanish)

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please only register if you are certain you can attend, to ensure no one misses the opportunity to participate. If the event is full, please register for the waitlist and we will notify you if space opens up. (And if we get a very long waitlist, we will add an additional session.) Please note that these programs will be recorded and shared on the members only section of the WARP website for interested members to watch later.

This is a free event, limited to WARP members only. If you would like to attend, please join WARP here.


Conozca un Miembro: Una Seria de Conversaciones en frente de la Chimenea con miembros de WARP 

Este programa será conversaciones casuales, Fireside Chats, por Zoom, con miembros diferentes cada mes. Para mantenerlas íntimas, cada sesión será limitada a 25 participantes, con dos sesiones como opciones, una en inglés y una en español. 

Sesiones de Fireside Chats con Miembro de WARP Elena Laswick:

Miércoles, octubre 12, 4pm Costa Este – inglés

Jueves, octubre 13, 4pm Costa Este – español

La inscripción es primero-llega-primero-inscrito. Por el hecho que es cupo limitado, por favor inscribirse sólo si cree que puede asistir para estar seguro que nadie pierda la oportunidad de participar. Si el evento está lleno, por favor ponga su nombre en la lista de espera y le notificaremos si un espacio se abre. Si tenemos una lista de espera muy larga podríamos crear una sesión adicional. Nota: las sesiones van estar grabadas y compartidas en la página de nuestra website para Solamente Miembros (Members Only) entonces miembros interesados pueden verlas más tarde.


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