Worldview provided me a significant platform for both my endeavors Terra Klay and Deccan Footprints Studio to highlight the plight faced by talented groups of indigenous communities of rural India.Manvee Vaid, Founder of Tribe of Terra Klay Pottery
Steve and Jerome care and are committed to bringing their audiences’ dialogues, stories and realities from across the world, places you may not have heard but nevertheless are important as they impact lives of a people who are invisible to the media and government by large.
The arts and crafts of a remote community do not make headlines. They mostly represent statistics and numbers in some obscure report. But Worldview cares!
They bring attention to cultural nuances and lives of the artist and artisans whose main livelihood is threatened as they are committed in preserving traditions that are disappearing.
I have been on Worldview numerous times to talk about the dilemma of many artisans and the difficulties they face which is common experience across the globe in areas similar to rural India.
Nowhere else have I come across a show that wants to understand in depth the issues faced by such marginalized communities in terms of sustainability, ethical sourcing and living wages from knowledgeable individuals who have a perspective and voice that can make a difference. They care!
Chicago is richer with the exchange of these dialogues and perspectives. Why would we want to silence a voice that is so powerful in bringing global affairs to its listeners?
I care about Worldview and the value it brings.
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