Transplanting Traditions youth interns; Ree Ree Wei, Hla Win Tway and Joe Aye are also involved with the Karen Youth Art Group at FRANK Gallery Earlier this year they collaborated to create a bilingual children’s book on Karen cultural history and farming traditions. The book “Transplanting Traditions: The Story of a Community Farm” tells the story of the farm through youth photos and writing. This is the first bilingual childrens book in Karen and English and has been widely distributed throughout the community as resources for refugee families. The youth spent two years working with local artists and meeting weekly at the farm to experience the space through season and time and learn the role it plays in the lives of their families’ new homes.
Learn more about the Transplanting Traditions book project here
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