WeCrochet Podcast Episode 22 – Craftivism
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People have been creating and contributing to social good for as long as people have been creating. Today we’re talking about craftivism, or the act of combining crafting with activism, and talking to Laverne of BzyPeach about the emPowerpeople 2020 movement. 

First, Producer Sarah checks in with Sara and talks about how she’s been using crafting therapeutically this year. They briefly discuss craftivism and its history. Since this topic is too big to cover in just one episode, expect to have future episodes that will do a deeper dive.

Next, Regan and Heather chat about the 12 Weeks of Gifting, free crochet patterns, what’s on their holiday crafting list, and Regan’s crochet anniversary.

Finally, Heather talks to Laverne Benton about her project emPower People 2020, a craftivism project aimed at uniting crafters of all mediums to engage people across communities to spark conversation, engagement and action in the political process to uphold social justice and human rights.

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Mentioned in this episode:
Faux Fade Wrap 
Palette Yarn 
Faux Fade Wrap CAL 
12 Weeks of Gifting 
Episode 3 – The Real Winner
EmPower People 2020 
Empower People Crochet Pattern 

0:00 Sara and Producer Sarah talk about craftivism
10:02 Heather and Regan talk about the 12 Weeks of Gifting
13:23 Heather talks to Laverne Benton about emPower People 2020
34:24 Credits

Producer Sarah wearing her emPower People Bandana while dropping off her ballot in Oregon. Only took off face mask for this photo, no one was around.