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LFS For Wonoo Ventures was established in 1985 as the importer and national distributor of authentic woven Kente Cloth. The textile is produced in two of the original West African weaving villages in Asante, Ghana.
About Harriet
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Harriet has designed and implemented educational programs on cultural diversity in African History, Art and Culture presented from an African centered perspective for universities, public school systems, corporations, professional associations and churches.

She has developed a curriculum using KENTE: "Cloth of the Asante Kings" as a vehicle for understanding cultural diversity and for valuing differences. The primary emphasis is cross cultural understanding of African History and Geography, African contributions to World History and to African-American History. Her schedule is below, and here's a program outline:

 

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Exhibits available for Library, Student Union or Art Gallery
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"KENTE: CLOTH OF THE ASANTE KINGS"
2006
The Quadrangle – Social Issues Committee – Haverford, PA
“Art and Religion, ArtsLehigh”, Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA
Empire Quilters, Fashion Institute of Technology – New York, NY
African American Cultural Center – NCSU – Raleigh, NC
Association of Black Cultural Centers, Sheraton Hotel, Raleigh, NC
Multicultural Center -Johnson & Wales University – Providence, R.I.

2007
The Office of Multicultural Affairs, St. Mary’s College – Notre Dame, IN


LECTURES:
“Art and Religion in West Africa” Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA
October 11, 2006

“Kente: Cloth of the Asante Kings - Empire Quilters - New York, NY
October 14, 2006 Fashion Institute of Technology

Panel, Black Arts:"Black Culture and The Visual Arts - From Nommo (BAM) to
Kwame Nkrumah. – Association of Black Cultural Centers
November 4, 2006 Sheraton Hotel – Raleigh, NC

Johnson and Wales University –
Class and Lecture, December 20, 2006 Providence, RI

“Kente Cloth: A Political Icon Since the Civil Rights Movement and the work of W.E. Dubois,
Marcus Garvey and Kwame Nkrumah" The Office of Multicultural Affairs -
St. Mary’s College – Notre Dame, Indiana
February, 6, 2007 Notre Dame, IN

--24th Annual Black World Conference –
"African Independence Since Ghana: 50 Years of Progress and 50 Years of Challenges.” -
Department of African and Afican-American Studies–
Metropolitan State College of Denver
February 21-22, 2007


Want Harriet to address your organization? Contact her at the email address below! Want more information about Harriet's Professional background? Send an email to TheBlackMarket@GriffinDesignsInc.com and put "Harriet" in the subject line (no quotes).

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