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August 18, 2010

Grad Helps Immigrant Women Weave a New Tradition

CIA Grad Rebecca Garcia lends a hand to refugee Bhutanese women.

When Fiber + Material Studies grad Rebecca Garcia ’03 found out through Cleveland relief organizations that some refugee Bhutanese women weaved on looms in their country, she offered to lend a hand.

Garcia [pictured with Buddhi Darnal] has arranged weaving and language-learning workshops for the women who moved here from refugee camps in Nepal. And she hopes to help them market their skills by organizing them into an artist co-op.

Read the full story from The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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