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Whatsapp and Klutz kits: April Coronavirus Update

“The World Turned Upside Down” was the name of the tune the British band played as Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington, thus effectively ending the revolutionary war. The politics of the world had been upended and things never returned to the previous status quo. Somehow, this fife and drum tune feels like a rather modern …

ESL Class in Charlotte North Carolina

Finding Connection, Sharing Lives: ESL + Sewing Update

“My father’s name was Paul*,” shared a leader in the ESL conversation class.”Paul Thomas.” With surprise, the woman sitting next to her exclaimed, “That was my father’s name too! Except turned around: Thomas Paul*.” These two women, one born in the United States and one born in southern Africa, had found a connection. This type …

Back to School for Refugee Women: Charlotte’s Sewing School!

Persona Grata Goods sprang out of a sewing class for refugee moms. This sewing class started in a small apartment off Central Avenue with just a few students twice a month. Now, the Make Welcome Refugee Sewing School meets 4 days a week with many, many refugee students! One of the school’s co-founders recently wrote …

Upcoming Sale: Starving Artist Market on February 12th

Heads up: Persona Grata Goods will have a booth at the Starving Artist Market, located at the Charlotte Art League on February 12th, from 12-5. Come join us! We’ll have African Print cowl scarves, Upcycled rice bag purses made by refugee ladies, Boho crochet earrings from an Afghani artisan…and more!