Evanston-based psychologist, artist, activist and creator of the Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt Project, Melissa Blount welcomes you to a sewing circle at the Evanston Public Library's Chicago Ave/Main Street Branch, 900 Chicago Ave.
As a Black person, woman, psychologist, and artist, Blount thinks about race, class and gender all the time. She thinks about the beauty that exists at this intersection but more importantly, how lives are cut short in various ways at this intersection.
Blount thinks about how these women live on the fringe of society rather than the center; how their stories are unknown, unheard and unacknowledged; and how the shifting of one's attention and intention can change lives and build a beloved community.
Sewing circle participants will embroider squares to make the invisible visible and the unknown known.
Come walk this path with Dr. Blount while agreeing to hold these Black women, girls and babies at the center.
All materials will be provided.
AGE GROUP: | Teens | Children | Adults |