Survivor Sewing Circle

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
free. supplies and snacks provided.