As you may know, Community Forklift provides support to many local nonprofits each year through our outreach & education activities, and our material grants. Recently, we were connected with a Hyattsville resident who is organizing a workshop for the art-activist Monument Quilt Project.
The Monument Quilt is a public healing space by, and for, survivors of rape and abuse; it’s an ongoing collection of their stories. Written, stitched, and painted onto red fabric, their stories are displayed in city and town centers to create and demand public space to heal. The quilt resists the popular and narrow narrative of how sexual violence occurs by telling many stories, not one. The quilt builds a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed. Their ultimate goal is to display the quilt on the national mall in 2018.
We are excited to partner with such a meaningful organization! We will be collecting donations on their behalf for the next few weeks. They need:
For more information about the project, visit TheMonumentQuilt.Org