The newest art exhibition at Miami International Airport is Rwanda: A Path to Peace. It features intricately woven baskets by women from former warring tribes within the African country who have literally found a common thread after a violent conflict in 1994 that led to nearly one million deaths.
It’s pretty to look at, but also educational and important:
The exhibition (on display through December) is opening during the anniversary of Rwanda’s 100-day war (April to July, 1994), which left the population ratio at 70 percent women.
Today, non-profit groups are working with thousands of these women – from both the Hutu and Tutsi tribes – and they now weave side by side in a project that offers economic development, reconciliation and rebuilding.