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Norma writes for Selvedge Magazine Issue #109 -- Rise Up, November 2022
Norma Writes for Selvedge Latin Issue #89
What is a Study Tour: Our programs are designed as learning experiences, and as such we talk with weavers about how and why they create, what is meaningful to them in their designs, the ancient history of patterning and design, use of color, tradition and innovation, values and cultural continuity, and the social context within which they work. First and foremost, we are educators. Norma worked in top US universities for over 35 years and Eric founded the education department at Oaxaca’s textile museum. Our interest is in creating connection and artisan economic development.
Why We Left, Expat Anthology: Norma’s Personal Essay
Norma Contributes Two Chapters!
- Norma Schafer and Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC has offered programs in Mexico since 2006. We have over 30 years of university program development experience. See my resume.
Study Toursd are personally curated and introduce you to Mexico's greatest artisans. They are off-the-beaten path, internationally recognized. We give you access to where people live and work. Yes, it is safe and secure to travel. Groups are limited in size for the most personal experience.
Programs can be scheduled to meet your travel plans. Send us your available dates.
Designers, retailers, wholesalers, universities and other organizations come to us to develop weaving relationships, customized itineraries, study abroad programs, meetings and conferences. It's our pleasure to make arrangements.
Select Clients *Selvedge Magazine-London, UK *Esprit Travel and Tours *Penland School of Crafts *North Carolina State University *WARP Weave a Real Peace *Methodist University *MINNA-Goods *Smockingbird Kids
Tell us how we can put a program together for you! Send an email email@example.com
- WEAVE Podcast: Oaxaca Coast Textiles & Tour
- NY Times, Weavers Embrace Natural Dye Alternatives
- NY Times, Open Thread–Style News
- NY Times, 36-Hours: Oaxaca, Mexico
- Cooking Classes–El Sabor Zapoteco
- Currency Converter
- Fe y Lola Rugs by Chavez Santiago Family
- Friends of Oaxaca Folk Art
- Hoofing It In Oaxaca Hikes
- Living Textiles of Mexico
- Mexican Indigenous Textiles Project
- Museo Textil de Oaxaca
- Oaxaca Lending Library
- Oaxaca Weather
- Taller Teñido a Mano Natural Dyes
Reframing Mexico: Multimedia Documentary About Mexico City Life
Students from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communications teamed with journalism students at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City to create a visual story of life in Mexico City through video and photographs. It is captivating, real, and human. It expresses the range of frustrations, challenges, misery, joy and hopefulness of life.
Experience ‘Reframing Mexico’
One of the pleasures of working at an extraordinary university like UNC is the commitment that faculty and students have to social justice, innovation, and collaboration. This is manifested through volunteerism and active engagement that is designed to instill in people how important it is to make a difference in the world. Reframing Mexico heightens our awareness for and appreciation of what it takes to survive and thrive for our southern neighbor.
As I approach the national holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States, I am grateful for my family and friends, for the food I grow and eat and recycle, and for opportunities in my life. I am also grateful to the Mexican migrants in the U.S. who I don’t know, and my Mexican friends and family in Oaxaca, who all add to the quality of my life.
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