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March

Weaving Center: Radical Grandmas

By Ms. Mikel

On Monday, we drove to a couple of hours away from Ricefields Base to visit the Radical Grandmas. The Radical Grandma Collective is a collaboration between four women from the US and the Radical Grandma activist-weavers of Na Nong Bong, Thailand. The grandmas are doing all of their own weaving, organizing, and fighting, and the students learned this week that you can play a role in activism – no matter how old or young you are. In the first half of the week, the students learned how to weave, they cooked meals for each other, met with student activists who are trying to save their village, and learning the powerful stories of the grandmas. I can’t wait for them to share what they’ve learned with you!