The University Record, March 12, 2001

AAUW presents batik to CAAS

Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services
Barbara Bonsignore (left), Great Lakes regional director, American Association of University Women (AAUW), and Carole Wells, president, AAUW of Michigan, present a batik titled ‘African Women in Development’ to the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS) at a March 7 ceremony in West Hall. The event marked the beginning of Women’s History Month.

The West African batik was given to the AAUW of Michigan in 1998 by Bernadette Kakooza, an AAUW Educational Foundation International Fellow from Uganda. Kakooza was grateful for the assistance the Michigan AAUW gave her as she completed a master’s degree at Detroit Mercy College.

The batik scene, painted on cotton and then waxed by hand, depicts women performing their daily activities in a rural community.