11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Arts/Industry resident artist Liz Ensz (IL) leads this workshop offering support and space for healing for survivors of rape and abuse. Join us to create a quilt square, share your own story of rape or abuse, a statement about your experience with sexual violence, or a message of support for survivors.
THE MONUMENT QUILT
The Monument Quilt is a public healing space created by and for survivors of rape and abuse. It comprises an ongoing collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. Written, stitched, and painted onto red fabric, the stories are displayed in city and town centers to create and demand public space to heal. The quilt resists the popular and narrow narrative of how sexual violence occurs through the telling of many stories, not one. The quilt seeks to build a new culture in which survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed.