Monday, June 9, 2008
The chicas of Group C - Kelly, Aida, and Katie - returned to Concordia Central today (Monday June 9) to attend the meeting of the women's group. These women are working with R. to establish a project in "cultura nativa," making crocheted designs on cloth, suitable for framing. The designs featured blue-eyed peasant children and people in Mexican sombreros, so I wasn't sure what exactly was "native" about this practice. But the women are all very into learning how to make these items, which they hope to sell or at least decorate their homes with. Our students are helping out in this activity, learning to make these things themselves, and getting to know the women. It was a friendly exchange, though the women were shy and the students equally so. But each student has her own tutor, who will work with her in making the crafts, and in time I'm sure they'll all come around.