Survivor Sewing Circle


A drop-in expressive arts supportive space for survivors of sexual violence and allies.

 
DateThursday, January 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Phone

416.977.6000x260

Cost

free. supplies and snacks provided.

Email

jko@ocadu.ca

Location

the Health & Wellness Centre

Quilting has myriad meanings, and has long been understood and used as a safe gathering space, a community-based project, for personal expression and narrative, and for its rich history. In contemporary culture, quilting has been widely used as an activist’s tool – the NAMES quilt, spread on the Washington Mall in October of 1987, made public the many names of those lost to AIDS. More recently, the Monument Quilt is an ‘on-going collection of stories from survivors [of sexual assault]… to create and demand public space to heal.’ Our Survivor Stitch-In remembers the long history of quilting to create a supportive safe space at OCAD U for survivors of sexual assault to come together, create, support each other and raise awareness that the stories of survivors are many, varied and important.

DateThursday, January 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Phone

416.977.6000x260

Cost

free. supplies and snacks provided.

Email

jko@ocadu.ca

Website Location

the Health & Wellness Centre

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Survivor Sewing Circle @ the HWC
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Quilting has myriad meanings, and has long been understood and used as a safe gathering space, a community-based project, for personal expression and narrative, and for its rich history. In contemporary culture, quilting has been widely used as an activist’s tool – the NAMES quilt, spread on the Washington Mall in October of 1987, made public the many names of those lost to AIDS. More recently, the Monument Quilt is an ‘on-going collection of stories from survivors [of sexual assault]… to create and demand public space to heal.’ Our Survivor Stitch-In remembers the long history of quilting to create a supportive safe space at OCAD U for survivors of sexual assault to come together, create, support each other and raise awareness that the stories of survivors are many, varied and important.

Venue & Address: 
the Health & Wellness Centre
Email: 
jko@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000x260
Cost: 
free. supplies and snacks provided.
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