Shannon Downey, Badass Cross Stitch
Dr. Chrissy Lau
Auntie Sewing Squad
Dr. CheyOnna Sewell
The Yarn Mission
Cross Stitch Protest Sign by Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch
Craftivism is a form of activism centered on practices of craft - or what can traditionally be referred to as "domestic arts", including yarn-bombing, cross-stitch, quilting, sewing and mask-making. It is a social process of collective empowerment, action, expression and negotiation, which invites engagement and critical discourse.
Join us for a free two-part event exploring the intersections of art, activism and feminism, through dialogue and action. The first session will feature a panel discussion and Q&A, and the second session will be a hands-on crafting workshop for students, with all materials provided.
Craftivism 101: Forum Discussion
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
5:00 - 6:30pm MST
Thanks to everyone who joined us for a lively discussion and Q&A on the intersections of art, activism and feminism, moderated by Dr. Samira Mehta, featuring panelists:
Craftivism 101: Workshop
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
5:00 - 7:00pm MST
Get acquainted with craftivism, learn to embroider, stitch something brilliant, and make friends—all in just 2 hours!
Craft-based activism has been used as a tool of resistance, coalition building, and even espionage! Learn from Shannon Downey—a leader in the modern craftivism movement. She will provide an introduction to the history of craftivism and ways you can get involved in the modern movement. Shannon will then teach you how to embroider and have you stabbing it out in no time. She guarantees you walk away feeling better than when you logged in.
Become a craftivist yourself with step-by-step professional instruction, and all materials provided - FREE!
Register by Mon., January 25th. This workshop is limited to the first 20 CU students who sign up.
Registration for the workshop has now closed.
This event is funded through the generosity of the Center for Humanities & the Arts Small Grant Program, and sponsored by the Department of Women and Gender Studies. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.