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Jan. 11, 2022

Encore Presentation: The "Graffitti Grandma," Irmela Mensah-Schramm

Encore Presentation: The "Graffitti Grandma," Irmela Mensah-Schramm

Encore Presentation of this Better Place Project Global Storytelling Series!

Irmela Mensah-Schramm is a 75-year-old activist who set out to erase symbols of hate in the world. Often referred to as “Graffiti Grandma”, she’s spent the last 3 decades removing and covering up Nazi imagery and racist graffiti in Berlin, Germany. She’s removed 88,300 Neo-Nazi stickers since 2007 and continues to fight against racism and discrimination. 

In this episode, Irmela describes her experiences growing up in post-World War II Germany and the events that led her to find purpose in removing racist and xenophobic graffiti. We hope that her extraordinary story will leave you feeling inspired as we begin the new year. 

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Song credit for this episode: "Liebe" by German band Neufundland

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