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WNMU Women’s Lecture Series
To educate, inspire and connect women of all ages and backgrounds through meaningful conversations with New Mexico’s remarkable women leaders.
October 29, 2013
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Besse-Forward Global Resource Center (GRC) at WNMU
East 12th Street, Silver City
Join us for the first WNMU Women’s Lecture Series featuring Judith Espinar, Creative Director of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market and Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary Silkies of Madagascar.
Opening Remarks – Dr. Joseph Shepard
Film Screening – Silkies of Madagascar
Question &Answer Session – Judy Espinar
Special remarks from the American Association of University Women
Please join us for a reception following the program at 7:00 PM in the GRC lobby
Judy holds a BA in Clothing and Textiles and in Art History, as well as two years of graduate work in Philosophy of Design. She served in the Peace Corps in Peru, was fashion director of Gimbels East NYC, Fashion Director of Menswear for all Gimbels stores, Director of Fashion Information for Butterick Fashion, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Patterns International, Director of Evan Picone Design Studio, and VIP Design Director of Murjani International.
In 2012, Judy executive produced the documentary film, Silkies of Madagascar, which shares the inspiring story of 90 talented women silk weavers in Madagascar who continue the ancient tradition of weaving with the help of the Peace Corps and the International Folk Market.