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October 14, 2020

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Crochet Jam: Radical Social Justice Through Folk Art Traditions

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.

– Maya Angelou –

Crochet Jam: Radical Social Justice Through Folk Art Traditions

“Through my community-art event, Crochet Jam, I do not dictate the creativity process. Participants maintain their agency. There is no need to please me. I have no authority over anyone. I am just the guy facilitating the event. I am just a man on the street, standing behind a folding table that’s covered with stripes of torn and cut fabric. I teach single-stitch crochet using a handmade wooden hook and torn strips of fabric. The learning curve is about five minutes. Once you learn the technique, I have no more to teach. The fabric then becomes the teacher.” Ramekon O’Arwister, an African American artist and gifted community weaver, shares more in this wonderful excerpt. { read more }

Be The Change

To learn more about Ramekon’s inspiring work and philosophy, and to glimpse some of his vibrant creations, check out this lovely essay by Maria Porges: “Ramekon O’Arwister: A Ministry of Mending.” { more }

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