During the academic school year (2021-2022) Art for Social Change & the Art Therapy Department will host a series of sewing circles virtually, on campus and in the community. Our intention is to create multiple quilts to represent how the pandemic has exacerbated and brought to light longstanding and detrimental effects injustice, inequity and oppression in the United States.
Our collective voices will stitch together our stories and lived experiences, raising critical consciousness of the inequities felt across racial, social, political, economic and cultural differences.
Our current, past and future events include:
- Presented at an ASC Open Studio with the campus’ Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative on campus in February 2022
- In partnership with Bag&Baggage Theatre and 350.org we displayed squares as part of the Climate Change play series on November 13, 2021.
- We host weekly virtual sessions from 3-6pm every Thursday to create together in our Art for Social Change Open Studio. Bring your quilt square to work on. Register here
- We are planning a regional Art Therapy Symposium in May 2022 when we intend to display some of the quilts to the public.
- Art for Social Change participated in the Ray Warren Ethnic Studies symposium to display pandemic quilts and moderate an art therapy sewing circle.
- Can’t come to our sewing circle? Request a kit.