A Weekend Of Welding (AWOW) 2024

Join us on April 13th, 2024, 9 am - 5 pm at JARC, Baltimore, for "A Weekend of Welding" (AWOW)!

Put down the gun, pick up a skill!

Join us on April 13th, 2024, for a transformative experience at "A Weekend of Welding" (AWOW), hosted by the passionate and skilled Kay Williams, also known as JoseyWeldz, JARC’s Senior Metalworking Skills Instructor.

AWOW was born out of a desire to channel positive energy into Baltimore's communities, combating the recurring theme of violence through the art of welding. Since its inception in 2018, AWOW has become an annual celebration of creativity, camaraderie, and skill-building.

Event Highlights:

Mig Welding & Metal Sculpture Creation: Participants will immerse themselves in the world of welding, breaking stereotypes of it being just smoke and fire. Under the guidance of Kay Williams, attendees will have the opportunity to create metal sculptures through mig welding. These artistic endeavors will be judged, and exciting prizes will be awarded.

Music, Laughter, and Fellowship: AWOW is not just about welding; it's a celebration of creativity and connection. Expect music, laughter, and an abundance of food as participants engage in the fellowship of like-minded individuals.

Personal Connections: Kay Williams, along with her welding buddies and former students, will be actively involved in connecting with AWOW participants on a personal level. Everyone has a story, and AWOW is the perfect platform to share and celebrate those narratives.

The Jane Addams Resource Corporation Baltimore (JARC Baltimore) plays a pivotal role in hosting this event. JARC staff will be present to provide information about welding programs and sign up anyone interested in pursuing a career in welding. This year, the focus is on inviting gun violence advocates to participate, allowing them to experience welding firsthand and speak with conviction about JARC’s impactful programs.

RSVP Now! Space is limited, and we look forward to a vibrant turnout at this unique and enriching event. Together, let's forge connections, break barriers, and celebrate the power of welding to transform lives.