Peace Paper Project Returns to WSU Tri-Cities
The Peace Paper Project is an international community-arts initiative that utilizes traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement, and community activism.
WSU Tri-Cities is proud to host the second annual visit of the Peace Paper Project the week of Oct. 7, 2019.
Master papermaker Drew Matott will hold a public lecture from 3:10 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Student Untion Building. His lecture is part of the WSU Common Reading Program, and this year’s book Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World. There is no cost to attend.
Matott and Stephen DeSantis will lead several free workshops and sessions with the following student and campus groups during the week:
- ASWSUTC Student Leaders will recycyle WSU Tri-Cities t-shirts on Monday, Oct. 7 at 3 to 5 p.m.
- Veteran students are invited to make paper out of their old military uniforms from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
- Members of the Dreamers and MEChA clubs will recycle migrant farming clothing and other fabric-based items into paper (Time TBD)
Matott will also work with a variety of classes and other student groups at various times throughout the week as a means to show how the traditional art of hand papermaking is accomplished and is used as a therapeutic practice