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 East Auditorium. 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 and will be available to view via Zoom.
Matott and Stephen DeSantis will lead several free workshops and sessions with the following student and campus groups during the week:
- Veteran students are invited to make paper out of their old military uniforms from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7.
- Student Leaders will recycle WSU Tri-Cities t-shirts on Tuesday, Oct. 8. from 3 to 5 p.m.
- Members of the DREAMers club will recycle migrant farming clothing and other fabric-based items into paper from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
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