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Meredith Ramirez, PhD candidate, co-founded Ricefield Collective, a social enterprise that keeps Philippine indigenous families on their ancestral land through knitting.

At TEDxCornellU, November 17, 2013, Ramirez argues that anyone from any background can use their ingenuity to make a difference, as she leads us through the surprising twists and turns on her journey towards a business that strives for social change.

The Center for Transformative Action is proud to have organized this TEDx event, which celebrated the many ways in which knowledge is put to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability, and social well-being. Co-sponsored by Entrepreneurship@Cornell; Cornell's Engaged Learning + Research; Cornell's College of Architecture, Art and Planning; the Johnson School of Management's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute; the Iscol Family Program for Leadership in Public Service; Cornell's Global Health Program and departments of Government, Development Sociology, and Art; the Alternatives Federal Credit Union; and GreenStar Cooperative Market.