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Posted by: Cathy and Len

The cover of “Grandmother Power.”

We had an opportunity this evening to hear Paola Gianturco talk about her new book Grandmother Power.   It’s an interesting collection of stories and photos of grandmothers around the world who are uniting to improve the lives of others — in some cases their own grandchildren, in other cases children on the other side of the globe — in various ways.

Paola has also done a book about women changing the world through craft called In Her Hands.

Surayia is herself a grandmother, as well as someone who changed many lives through her re-imagining of the traditional quilting of Bengal, nakshi kantha.  We hope that, through the documentary Threads, the stories of Surayia’s art as well as the social story of the lives that were changed for the better by art, will be told to a wide audience.

Many thanks to the World Affairs Council of Seattle for organizing an interesting event.