Quilted Conversations: Voicing Challenges in Our Own Communities

Saturday, September 17, 2016,

Mirken Education Center

The Colby College Museum of Art has teamed up with the Colby College’s Feminist Alliance, Womxn of Color Alliance (WOCA), and Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity (SOBHU) to facilitate a series of community engagement events addressing issues of troubling cross-cultural power dynamics. The purpose of this event is to build community through the arts but at a much more personal level. Inspired by Teresa Margolles: We Have A Common Thread, participants will work together to create their own quilt block and later piecing all the blocks resulting in a community quilt. Apart from creating a quilt, participants will be able to connect through Teresa’s process and healing. Participants will reflect on issues of social and institutionalized injustice and violence and how artists and communities may respond to them.

The program will be split across 3 days; Saturday Sept. 17 and Sept. 24, and Thursday, Sept. 29. This first meeting on Sept. 17 will be dedicated to a screening of the six videos in the exhibition, followed by a discussion.

Participation is required for both Saturday events. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Register online or contact Assistant for Access and Outreach Miriam Valle-Mancilla.

Quilted Conversations hopes to use creativity to encourage conversations, productive actions, respect, and understanding for different lived experiences.

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