Media Advisory: Lao Textiles Trunk Show to Benefit Legacies of War in Washington, DC

Posted: Sep 17, 2012


MEDIA ADVISORY
Lao Textiles Trunk Show to Benefit Legacies of War in Washington, DC

WHAT: Ock Pop Tok will hold a Trunk Show to benefit Legacies of War, featuring a beautiful collection of hand dyed and spun silk scarfs, textiles, home decor, jewelry, and handbags from Laos.

WHEN: Sunday, September 23, 5:00 – 7:00pm

WHERE: Busboys and Poets (5th & K St. NW, Washington, DC)

WHY: Ock Pop Tok and Legacies of War share a vision of a peaceful and prosperous future for the people of Laos. This trunk show represents the two organizations’ first collaborative effort and Ock Pop Tok’s first trunk show in Washington, DC. A generous portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Legacies of War’s programs to raise awareness about the history of the Vietnam War-era bombings of Laos, to advocate for the clearance of unexploded bombs, and to heal the wounds of war.

Ock Pop Tok, meaning east meets west, was started in 2000 by a Lao weaver and an English photographer. Blending a passion for textiles and a driving force for positive change, Ock Pop Tok brings people together through textiles, exchanging knowledge and ideas to make our world a better place. The philosophy behind Ock Pop Tok was and continues to be to empower women through their traditional skills, as well as promoting the beauty of Laotian textiles across the globe. Ock Pop Tok is based in Luang Prabang, Laos.

The mission of Legacies of War is to raise awareness about the history of the Vietnam War-era bombing in Laos and advocate for the clearance of unexploded bombs, to provide space for healing the wounds of war, and to create greater hope for a future of peace. The organization uses art, culture, education, community organizing and dialogue to bring people together and create healing and transformation out of the wreckage of war. Legacies of War is based in Washington, DC.

HOW: For interviews or additional information please contact Channapha Khamvongsa, Executive Director of Legacies of War, 703-868-0030, channapha@legaciesofwar.org.


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