Social Justice Sewing Academy

Quilts from the Social Justice Sewing Academy

January 10, 2020 - March 10, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA), is a youth education
program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. Through a series of hands-on workshops in schools, prisons and community centers across the country, SJSA empowers youth to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion and become agents of social change. Many of our young artists make art that explores issues such as gender discrimination, mass incarceration, gun violence and gentrification. The powerful imagery they create in cloth tells their stories, and these quilt blocks are then sent to volunteers around the world to embellish and embroider before being sewn together into quilts to be displayed in museums, galleries and quilt shows across the country. This visual dialogue bridges differences in race, age and socioeconomics and sparks conversations and action in households across the country. 


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