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Monday, March 15, 2010

The Colors of Warka: Paintings by Iraqi Women of Muthanna Province

"The Colors of Warka" exhibit is on display at the State Department and you can also view an online slideshow of the paintings.  On March 23rd, there will be a public education forum at the State Department focusing on recently elected female Iraqi local government leaders.  The paintings will also be featured. Outside visitors are welcome and everyone must register by March 16.  Please see this website for the program, date, time, location, and registration information.  If you plan on attending and would like to meet up afterwards to get a cup of coffee and meet others, please email FLOaskUT@state.gov or comment below.  Also, the Foreign Service Officer who will be moderating the forum - and who headed up the project - has a great blog, Wing Tips on the Ground, about his time in Iraq.  Read his two posts, "The Colors of Warka" and "Finding their voice" about how the project started and the impact it has on the lives of the Iraqi women involved.

(State Department Image, "The Mother" by Lamya Hussein Auteiya)

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