- Date: May 18, 2021
- Time: 1:00 PM EDT
For the past 22 years, The Women of Concern Annual Awards Luncheon has gathered to highlight the drive towards gender equality and pay tribute to those who embody justice, generosity and compassion in their work and daily lives.
This year, instead of holding our annual in-person luncheons in New York City and Chicago we’ll meet virtually to explore our collective appreciation of art.
Women of Concern present WORK OF ART is a virtual art exposition that showcases the unexpected ways in which creativity and humanitarian work collide. Women of Concern present WORK OF ART will commence with a 30-minute program at 1:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, May 18th.
Following the program, 6 interactive exhibits open that explore concepts from art for social change to folklore to hair styling, bringing to life the powerful role art plays in uplifting the voices of women and girls and ending the cycle of extreme poverty.
Women of Concern Honoree: Faith Atieno
We are elated to be honoring the muse behind the WORK OF ART concept, Faith Atieno, founder of Art 360 Kibera. Inspired by a life-long passion and enthusiasm for art and a vision to provide a creative platform to young artists, Faith founded Art 360 Kibera in 2019. Art 360 Kibera is an art gallery located in the heart of Kenya’s Kibera slum, where Concern works, that features the work of young, independent artists who were born and raised in the slums. The gallery uses art as a tool for empowerment to address and create a sense of urgency around socio-economic issues that affect our global society.
Faith personally draws her artistic inspiration from the social lives of women in the Kibera slum. Art 360 Kibera also offers a space for Faith to mentor children in her community, teaching them the necessary skills to explore the creative outlet art offers.