The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) presents "Generation of Change: A Movement, Not a Moment," an exhibit of art quilts created by workshop participants of diverse backgrounds from San Francisco, Richmond, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore and Austin. The interactive exhibit demonstrates the powerful collaboration that goes into each quilt block while offering visitors an opportunity to participant in the social justice 'activism' experience. These engaging works of art inform, educate, and empower while centering voices typically left out of art activism- such as those of incarcerated youth. The featured quilts address topics such as: racial justice, LGBTQ+, climate change, immigration and more and the art expresses a range of emotions from anger and sadness, to hope for social and political change.
Stitch. Resist. Persist is a free 5 day after-school SJSA program for any high school student in the Bay Area Class. Classes are Monday- Friday from 3:30 - 7:00 pm. The program will be held at Bay Quilts, in Richmond, CA. Registration is limited so visit the Bay Quilts: Sign Up tab to reserve your spot!
The Equal Justice Society celebrates its 17th anniversary with an "Art + Youth" gala uplifting art as a vehicle for social justice and the youth and young adults as our torchbearers in the civil rights movement. SJSA will be facilitating a workshop and showcasing youth art quilts as well.
The Pick Museum of Anthropology presents "Quilts and Human Rights" which features quilts from around the world honoring champions of human rights and documenting quilt making as a means of coping with oppression, and examining how quilts raise awareness of global social issues.